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April 1, 2016

Browns Summit, N.C. – The 20th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team got off to a hot start in defense of its Bryan National Collegiate title. The Cavaliers shot 1-over 289 Friday at the Bryan Park Champions Course in Browns Summit, N.C. to finish the first day of play eight strokes better than second place South Carolina and Notre Dame.

A total of four UVA players ended the first 18 holes of play among the top-10 on the leaderboard.

Virginia won the team trophy last year when it defeated Wake Forest in a two-hole playoff.

UVA senior Elizabeth Szokol (Winnetka, Ill.) is tied for second place at 1-under 71. Senior Lauren Coughlin (Chesapeake, Va.) is tied for fourth at even par 72. Junior Lauren Diaz-Yi (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) is tied for sixth at 73 along with freshman teammate Morgan Gonzales (Chandler, Ariz.).

Cavalier freshman Anna Redding (Concord, N.C.) is in 33rd place after shooting 77. Sophomore Maho Hayakawa (Lake Mary, Fla.), who is competing as an individual, is in 62nd place after posting a score of 80.

East Carolina’s Nico Engstroem Skaug recorded the best first-round score, shooting 2-under 70.

Virginia, Notre Dame and South Carolina will tee off starting at 10 a.m. from the first tee during Saturday’s second round. The tournament runs thru Sunday. Live scoring is online at

Bryan National Collegiate
Browns Summit, N.C.
Bryan Park Champions Course
Par 72, 6,386 yards
First Round Results

Team Results 1. Virginia           289 2. South Carolina     297 2. Notre Dame         297 4. Miami              298 4. Wake Forest        298 6. Florida State      299 6. East Carolina      299 8. North Carolina     302 9. NC State           30410. Kentucky           30611. CSU Fullerton      30712. Michigan           31413. UCF                31514. Penn State         31915. UNC Greensboro     326
Individual Results1. Nico Engstroem Skaug, East Carolina 702. Elizabeth Szokol, Virginia 712. Matilda Castren, Florida State 714. Lauren Coughlin, Virginia 724. Jennifer Kupcho, Wake Forest 72
Virginia Results 2. Elizabeth Szokol 71 4. Lauren Coughlin 72 6. Lauren Diaz-Yi 73 6. Morgan Gonzales 7333. Anna Redding 7762. Maho Hayakawa * 80* Competing as non-scoring individual="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>
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