Charlottesville, VA – The No. 17 Virginia women’s golf team competes at the ACC Championships starting Thursday at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Virginia enters the tournament as the No. 4 see in the 12-team field.
Due to a forecast for inclement weather on Friday, the tournament format will feature 36 holes of play on Thursday, no competition Friday and the final round on Saturday. Competition gets underway Thursday at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. The groups will not be repaired between the first and second rounds as there will be continual play over 36 holes. UVA is paired with Clemson and Miami for the first two rounds. Those teams will tee off from holes five through nine. Admission to the event is free.
Stroke Low Low
Golfer Events Rds. Avg. Rd. Tourney
Anna Redding (Sr.) 8 24 75.71 70 219
Morgan Gonzales (Sr.) 8 23 74.96 71 221
Beth Lillie (So.) 9 26 73.00 68 212
Katharine Patrick (Sr.) 9 26 73.81 68 215
Riley Smyth (Fr.) 4 11 75.55 72 222
Live scoring for ACC Championship will be available online at Golfstat.com. Tournament play will be carried live on ACC Network Extra beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, with Roy Philpott and Donna Andrews on the call. Follow the Cavaliers on social media at Twitter: @UVAWomensGolf & @CoachRiaScott and Instagram: UVAWomensGolf.
The Field (with Golfstat rankings)
Boston College (139), Clemson (26), Duke (3), Florida State (9), Louisville (42), Miami (21), NC State (48), North Carolina (32), Notre Dame (79), Virginia (17), Virginia Tech (53) and Wake Forest (8).
The 2019 ACC Championships marks Virginia’s 16th 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 ACC Championship is making its return to Sedgefield, after a two-year hiatus that interrupted a span of eight consecutive championships hosted by the course.
Duke leads all schools with 21 ACC titles and has produced 19 individual medalists. Wake Forest is second with five titles, followed by North Carolina and Virginia with two each.
Duke captured the team title at 15-under 849. It was the Blue Devils’ second consecutive title and their 21st overall in the championship’s 30th season. UVA finished fourth at 21-over 885. Beth Lillie tied for fifth at even par 216. Junior Anna Redding was 12th at 3-over 219 and junior Katharine Patrick was 16th overall at 4-over 220.
Virginia 17 17
Anna Redding 53 39
Beth Lillie 61 59
Katharine Patrick 117 114
The ACC Championships 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 men’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 men’s golf championship will earn the point. Learn more about Virginia529 and the competition at thecommonwealthclash.com.