GREENSBORO, N.C. – The No. 17 Virginia women’s golf team finished fourth at the ACC Championships held at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. The Cavaliers shot 2-over 290 during Saturday’s final round for a three-round total of 6-over 870. No. 8 Wake Forest took the team title at 14-under 850 while No. 9 Florida State was second at 858 and No. 3 Duke was third at 868.
UVA senior Anna Redding (Concord, N.C.) and sophomore Beth Lillie (Fullerton, Calif.) tied for fifth place to lead the Cavaliers. Both players shot even par 216. Lillie led UVA during the final round with a 5-under 67 which equaled her best collegiate 18-hole score. That tied as the second-best score by a UVA player at the ACC Championships. Redding had a 74 during Saturday’s play
Senior Katharine Patrick (Houston, Texas) was 12th at 3-over 219. She shot 74 during the final round. Senior Morgan Gonzales (Chandler, Ariz.) and freshman Riley Smyth (Cary, N.C.) tied for 26th place at 9-over 225. Gonzales shot 75 during the final round while Smyth finished with a 76.
“We are leaving this week with mixed emotions, including a lot of fire for the rest of the postseason,” said UVA first-year coach Ria Scott. “We are very proud of how our team competed. Beth Lillie with her 67 today and our team finishing three-under over our last nine holes. We have a few things to clean up before NCAA Regionals, but we know this squad is ready and willing to do that work and face the challenge. We are excited for what’s ahead.”
The ACC Championships signified 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. Virginia captured the point at stake in the all-sports rivalry series between the two schools as the Hokies placed sixth during the tournament.
With the UVA men’s golf and women’s lacrosse teams also winning their Commonwealth Clash events on Saturday, UVA takes a 10.5 to 8.5 lead in the point standings between the two schools. The first program to reach 11 total points wins the Clash.
Learn more about Virginia529 and the rivalry competition at thecommonwealthclash.com.
Sedgefield Country Club
Par-72, 6,089 yards
1. Wake Forest 280-287-283-850
2. Florida State 292-285-281-858
3. Duke 289-292-287-868
4. Virginia 286-294-290-870
5. Louisville 294-297-299-890
6. Virginia Tech 293-295-308-896
7. Clemson 308-300-292-900
8. Miami 297-303-301-901
9. North Carolina 295-301-306-902
9. NC State 303-308-291-902
11. Notre Dame 303-307-303-913
12. Boston College 297-302-319-918
1. Emilia Migliaccio, Wake Forest 66-71-68-205
2. Siyun Liu, Wake Forest 68-72-67-207
3. Ana Belac, Duke 72-68-72-212
5. Anna Redding 70-72-74-216
5. Beth Lillie 70-79-67-216
12. Katharine Patrick 76-69-74-219
26. Morgan Gonzales 74-76-75-225
26. Riley Smyth 72-77-76-225