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May 24, 2015

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Bradenton, Fla. – The 10th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team finished its second round of the NCAA Championships on Sunday morning after a weather delay suspended play Friday evening. The Cavaliers are in 18th place at 52-over 628 after shooting 31-over 319 during the second round. UVa opened play with a score of 21-over 309 and was in 12th place after the opening day of competition.

Both of Virginia’s rounds are its highest of the season and UVa’s second round total is its highest in in eight NCAA Championship appearances. The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., has proven to be a challenge for all 24 teams in the field. Top-seeded USC leads after 36 holes at 24-over 600. Duke is second at 602 and Baylor is third at 604.

Virginia will need to finish the third round in the top 15 to advance to Monday’s final round of stroke play that will decide the eight teams that will compete in match play for the NCAA Championships. The top nine individuals not on an advancing team after 54 holes will also compete Monday for the NCAA individual title, that is decided based on 72 holes of stroke play.

Leading the Cavaliers is junior Elizabeth Szokol (Winnetka, Ill.) who is in 37th place at 9-over 153. She has posted UVa’s best rounds each day, turning in scores of 76 and 77.

Freshman Lyberty Anderson (Chesterfield, Va.) is 68th at 157 with scores of 79 and 78 while junior Lauren Coughlin (Chesapeake, Va.) is 75th at 158. She has shot 78 and 80.

Junior Lauren Coughlin (Chesapeake, Va.), who led UVa at last year’s NCAA with a 28th-place finish, is in 89th position at 161. Senior Brian Mao (Folsom, Calif.), who tied for first at the ACC Championships, is 108th at 165.

“We are not where we want to be after 36 holes, but I think we’ll battle hard this afternoon to get back into this,” said Virginia coach Kim Lewellen. “On this course, in these conditions, anything can happen. The scoring certainly reflects that.”

Alabama’s Emma Talley currently leads the field at 1-under 143. Duke’s top-ranked Leona Maguire is second at 145.

Virginia is making its eighth appearance at the NCAA Championships in the program’s 12-year history. The Cavaliers finished fifth at the NCAA Regional in St. George, Utah after winning the program’s first ACC title earlier this season.

NCAA Championships
Bradenton, Fla.
Concession Golf Club
Par 72, 6,468 yards
Second Round Results

Team Results 1. USC             297-303-600 2. Duke            293-309-602 3. Baylor          297-307-604 4. UC Davis        305-304-609 4. Purdue          307-302-609 6. Tennessee       301-309-610 7. Arizona         300-311-611 7. Northwestern    310-301-611 9. Texas Tech      319-294-61310. Arkansas        310-306-61610. Stanford        293-323-61612. Washington      301-316-61712. Alabama         310-307-61714. Texas A&M       309-312-62115. Tulane          314-309-62316. LSU             309-316-62517. Campbell        315-311-62618. Virginia        309-319-62819. UNLV            305-324-62920. Wake Forest     310-320-63020. South Carolina  308-322-63022. UCLA            319-318-63723. NC State        317-323-64024. California      321-320-641
Individual Leaders1. Emma Talley, Alabama 70-73-1432. Leona Maguire, Duke 71-74-1453. Mariah Stackhouse, Stanford 68-78-1463. Caroline Nistrup, LSU 72-74-1463. Gaby Lopez, Arkansas 70--76-1463. Monica Vaughn, Arizona State 75-71-1463. A.J. Newell, Tennessee 73-73-1463. Annie Park, , USC 70-76-146
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