April 19, 2018
|Virginia at the ACC Championships|
|Location||Greensboro, N.C.. | Grandover Resort|
|Team Stats||2017-18 UVA Stats|
|Live Scoring||Live Stats|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Golfstat Rankings|
|Tourney Central||Championship Page|
Charlottesville, Va. – The No. 33 Virginia women’s golf team will compete at the 30th Annual ACC Championships this weekend at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. from April 21-23. The Cavaliers, winners of the championship in 2015 and 2016, are the number-six seed in the field.
Miami, Louisville and Virginia will tee off starting at 9 a.m. from the first tee on Saturday. At the same time, Boston College, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame will start play from the 10th tee. At 9:50 a.m., Duke, Wake Forest and North Carolina begin their rounds at 9:50 a.m. while NC State, Florida State and Clemson tee off at that same time from No. 10.
The Cavaliers’ lineup for this year’s event features juniors Morgan Gonzales (Chandler, Ariz.), Katharine Patrick (Houston, Texas) and Anna Redding (Concord, N.C.), sophomore Julia Ford (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and freshman Beth Lillie (Fullerton, Calif.).
Gonzales, Redding and Ford all played in the tournament last year. Gonzales was 28th while Redding finished 33rd and Ford was 39th. Redding placed fifth in 2016 while Gonzales was 14th that year.
Redding leads UVA with a 73.00 stroke average this season while Lillie is second at 73.35. Redding has been UVA’s top finisher in five of eight tournaments this season.
Eleven of the 12 ACC teams are ranked in the top 55 of the latest Golfstat rankings, including six in the top 30. No. 5 Duke is the league’s highest ranked team, followed by Wake Forest (19), North Carolina (21), Miami (27), Louisville (29), Florida State (30), Clemson (31), NC State (32), Virginia (33), Notre Dame (46) and Virginia Tech (56). Boston College (127) rounds out the field for the 2018 championship.
The 2018 ACC Championships marks Virginia’s 15th appearance at the event. In addition to winning titles in 2015 and 2016, the Cavaliers were the runners up in 2014, 2010, 2008 and 2006. Brittany Altomare became the first UVa player to win the event in 2013. Lauren Coughlin took medalist honors in 2016. Briana Mao tied for first in 2015 but lost a playoff for the individual trophy.
The Championship is making its fourth appearance on Grandover’s East Course, having previously been contested there in 1996, 1998 and 1999. Duke leads all schools with 20 ACC titles and has produced 18 individual medalists. Wake Forest is second with five titles, followed by North Carolina and Virginia with two each.
Tournament play will be carried live on ACC Network Extra beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday and 1 p.m. on Monday, with Dean Linke and Donna Andrews on the call. Admission to the course is free of charge.
Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.
The ACC Championships will is the women’s golf matchup between Virginia and Virginia Tech in the Commonwealth Clash, sponsored by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of University of Virginia Athletics. In the sport of women’s golf, there is one point at stake in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash, the point rivalry series between the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The school that finishes higher in the final standings of the ACC women’s golf championship will earn the point. Learn more about Virginia529 and the competition at thecommonwealthclash.com.