May 20, 2018
Stillwater, Okla. – The No. 27 Virginia women’s golf team posted its best round of the tournament, shooting 9-over 297, but it was not enough to advance the Cavaliers to the final round of medal play at the NCAA Championships. UVA placed 22nd with a three-round total of 50-over 914.
Only the top 15 teams in the field made the cut to advance to the final round of medal play on Monday which determines the eight teams moving on to match play to decide the NCAA Champion.
UVA junior Anna Redding (Concord, N.C.) posted the team’s best round of the tournament, shooting 2-under 70, to finish in 57th place at 10-over 226. Playing in perfect conditions with no wind, Redding managed five birdies and three bogeys during her round. Redding recorded just four birdies during her first 36 holes of the competition.
Junior Morgan Gonzales (Chandler, Ariz.) was UVA’s top overall finisher. She placed 42nd at 7-over 223. Gonzales posted a final round score of 77 after opening the tournament with rounds of 74 and 72.
Junior Katharine Patrick (Houston, Texas) was 93rd at 16-over 232. She shot 76 on Sunday while freshman Beth Lillie (Fullerton, Calif.) was 105th at 235. Lillie posted a closing score of 2-over 74 that included her lone birdie of the tournament, which she did not post until her 52nd hole.
Sophomore Julia Ford (Shrewsbury, Mass.) was 125th overall at 245.
The Championship marked the 10th time in the UVA’s 15-year history it has qualified for the national championship tournament. The Cavaliers failed to make it to a regional site in 2016.
“This week did not quite have the ending we would have liked to have had,” said Virginia coach Kim Lewellen. “Having said that, being here, back in this arena after missing it last year, was our goal this year. We don’t lose anyone off of this team, so that’s wonderful in terms of what we can accomplish next year. I look forward to having this team back next year. They get along well. They work hard. They’ll work their tails off this summer and next fall and I can’t wait to see what happens next spring.”
Alabama used a third-round score of 4-under 284 to move back into first place heading into Monday’s final round. The top-ranked Crimson Tide are atop the leaderboard at 2-under 862. No. 3 UCLA is in second place at 6-over 294.
Duke (sixth), Florida State (ninth) and Louisville (15th) from the ACC all advanced to the fourth round. The Cardinals won the NCAA’s tiebreaker with four other teams knotted at 39-over 903 by having the best cumulative dropped score in a format where each team’s lowest four rounds count toward its daily round total with the highest score being excluded.
Karsten Creek Golf Club
Par-72, 6,328 yards
Third Round Results
Team Results > 1. Alabama 292-286-284-862 2. UCLA 294-279-297-870 3. Arizona 301-291-288-880 4. Northwestern 299-293-290-882 5. USC 291-298-296-885 6. Duke 298-298-293-889 7. Stanford 308-291-291-890 8. Kent State 296-299-296-891 9. Florida State 301-294-299-89410. Baylor 313-295-287-89511. Arkansas 308-300-289-89712. Furman 311-293-294-89913. Texas 309-300-291-90014. Washington 303-300-299-90215. Louisville 301-300-302-903Top 15 Teams Advance to Final Round(Ties resolved)16. Auburn 304-306-293-90316. Arizona State 314-297-292-90316. Wake Forest 306-301-296-90319. Colorado 306-301-297-90420. Oklahoma 307-303-295-90521. Florida 303-303-303-90922. Virginia 315-302-297-91423. Ohio State 310-318-298-92624. Ole Miss 320-303-305-928
Individual Leaders1. Cheyenne Knight, Alabama 70-69-70-2091. Jennifer Kupcho, Wake Forest 65-74-70-2093. Bianca Pagdanganan, Arizona 71-68-71-2103. Jaclyn Lee, Ohio State 72-72-66-210
Virginia Results 42. Morgan Gonzales 74-72-77-223 57. Anna Redding 80-76-70-226 93. Katharine Patrick 82-74-76-232105. Beth Lillie 81-80-74-235125. Julia Ford 80-82-83-245