Sept. 15, 2017

Franklin, Tenn. – Behind the stellar debut of freshman Beth Lillie (Fullerton, Calif.), the Virginia women’s golf team finished the first round of play at Vanderbilt’s Mason Rudolph Championship tied for eighth place. The Cavaliers shot 1-over 289 and share eighth place with South Carolina. Arkansas leads the field at 15-under 273.

Lillie shot 4-under 68 in her collegiate debut to finish the round tied for sixth place. She posted five birdies and had one bogey during her round. Her score tied the UVA freshman record, shared by three former Cavaliers, for low single-round score.

Virginia junior Katharine Patrick (Houston, Texas) finished the day in 36th place after shooting 73. Classmates Anna Redding (Concord, N.C.) and Morgan Gonzales (Chandler, Ariz.) tied for 46th with scores of 2-over 74 to round out UVA’s scoring. Sophomores Julia Ford (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Kate Harper (Isle of Palms, S.C.) are tied for 72nd after shooting 79. Harper is competing as a non-scoring individual.

The second round of the tournament will be played Saturday and the final round takes place Sunday. Virginia tees off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday from the first tee and is paired with Houston and South Carolina.

Mason Rudolph Championship
Vanderbilt Legends Club
Franklin, Tenn.
Par 72, 6,335 yards
First Round Results

Team Results 1. Arkansas         273 2. Vanderbilt       275 3. Arizona State    277    4. Alabama          284 5. Northwestern     285 5. Auburn           285 7. Houston          288 8. South Carolina   289 8. Virginia         28910. Chattanooga      29210. Clemson          29212. Middle Tennessee 293 13. North Carolina   29414. Charlotte        30014. UCF              300
Individual Leaders1. Maria Fassi, Arkansas 652. Abbey Carlson, Vanderbilt 66
Virginia Results 6. Beth Lillie 6836. Katharine Patrick 7346. Anna Redding 7446. Morgan Gonzales 7472. Julia Ford 7972. Kate Harper * 79* Competing as an individual=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>