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May 5, 2016

Stanford, Calif. – The No. 15 Virginia women’s golf team got off to a fast start at the NCAA Regional at Stanford on Thursday. The Cavaliers shot 4-over 288 and finished the first of three rounds of play in second place. The regional’s top seed, No. 2 USC, is one shot ahead of UVA on the leaderboard while No. 12 Stanford is third at 289.

The top six teams from the three-day, 54-hole tournament will advance to the NCAA Championships.

Freshmen Anna Redding (Concord, N.C.) and Morgan Gonzales (Chandler, Ariz.) led Virginia by shooting even-par 71 at the Stanford Golf Course. Redding piled up 16 pars during her rounds while Gonzales had 12 pars to go with three birdies and three bogeys.

Seniors Lauren Coughlin (Chesapeake, Va.) and Elizabeth Szokol (Winnetka, Ill.) are tied for 26th place at 2-over 73 and junior Lauren Diaz-Yi (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) finished the first round in 64th place with a 77.

Colorado State’s Katrina Prendergast, competing as an individual, had the day’s best round. She finished at 3-under 68. Only six of the 96 players in the field managed to break par.

UVa is making its 12th straight appearance at an NCAA Regional. The Cavaliers are looking to advance to the NCAA Championships for the ninth time in the program’s 13-year history.

UVA will tee off from the first tee at 9:20 a.m. PT to start its second round while paired with USC and Stanford. Live scoring of the tournament is online at

NCAA Regional
Stanford Golf Course
Stanford, Calif.
Par-71, 6,269 yards
First Round Results

Team Results  1. USC             287 2. Virginia        288 3. Stanford        289 4. Texas Tech      291 4. Michigan State  291 6. Colorado        295 6. Wake Forest     295 8. Arkansas        298 8. Pepperdine      29810. San Jose State  29910. San Diego State 29910. Ohio State      29913. UNLV            30013. Idaho           30015. North Carolina  30216. Richmond        30616. UC-Riverside    30618. Seton Hall      310
Individual Leaders1. Katrina Prendergast, Colorado State 682. Mariah Stackhouse, Stanford 692. Jakeishya Le, UC-Riverside 69
Virginia Results 7. Anna Redding 71 7. Morgan Gonzales 71 26. Lauren Coughlin 73 26. Elizabeth Szokol 73 64. Lauren Diaz-Yi 77 ="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>
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