Auburn, Ala. – The No. 17 Virginia women’s golf team is in seventh place following the opening round of play at the NCAA Auburn Regional site. The Cavaliers shot 8-over 296 at Saugahatchee Country Club during the first 18 holes of the 54-hole tournament. Sixth-ranked Vanderbilt leads the 18-team field at 1-under 287.
The top six teams from the NCAA’s four regional sites advance to the NCAA Championships. UVA is two shots behind Tennessee and Maryland, the two teams tied for fifth place after the first round.
Virginia was led by senior Anna Redding (Concord, N.C.), who is tied for fourth place at 1-under 71. She is one shot behind a trio of players tied for first place at 2-under 70. Starting on the 10th tee, Redding made a birdie to open her round and stood at 3-under after her first six holes before collecting a bogey on No. 18 to close out her front nine. She played her final nine holes at 1-over par, collecting two birdies and posting three bogeys, including one on the ninth hole to finish her day.
Senior Morgan Gonzales (Chandler, Ariz.) is in 21st place at 2-over 74 while classmate Katharine Patrick (Houston, Texas) is in 35th place at 3-over 75. Sophomore Beth Lillie (Fullerton, Calif.) finished the first round in 51st place to round out UVA’s first-day scoring with a 76. Freshman Riley Smyth (Cary, N.C.) was 70th with a 78.
UVA will tee off Tuesday starting at 8 a.m. from the No. 1 tee while paired with Auburn and Furman. The final round of competition will take place Wednesday. Live scoring is online at
NCAA Regional
Saugahatchee Country Club
Opelika, Ala.
Par-72, 6,371 yards
First Round Results
Team Results
 1. Vanderbilt       287
 2. Duke             290
 3. Florida State    291
 3. East Carolina    291
 5. Tennessee        294
 5. Maryland         294
 7. Virginia         296
 8. Auburn           299
 8. Furman           299
10. Alabama          300
11. Denver           304
11. California       304
13. Houston          306
14. Clemson          307
15. Kennesaw State   308
16. Albany           309
16. South Alabama    310
18. Murray State     312
Individual Leaders
1. Micheala Willias, Tennessee       70
1. Virunpat Olankitkunchai, Maryland 70
1. Auston Kim, Vanderbilt            70
Virginia Results
 4. Anna Redding        71
21. Morgan Gonzales     74
35. Katharine Patrick   75
51. Beth Lillie         76
70. Riley Smyth         78

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