GREENSBORO, N.C. – The No. 12 Virginia women’s golf team is in fifth place following the first 36 holes of play at the ACC Championships at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. The Cavaliers posted scores of 297 and 293 on Thursday for a two-round total of 14-over 590. Third-ranked Wake Forest leads the 12-team field at 11-under 565.

Sophomore Celeste Valinho (Jacksonville, Fla.) led UVA with rounds of 76 and 69 to finish the day in 16th place at 1-over 145. Her second-round score matched her low single-round as a collegiate.

UVA freshman Jennifer Cleary (Wilmington, Del.) is in 23rd place at 4-over 148 after bookending rounds of 2-over 74. Junior Riley Smyth (Cary, N.C.) is in 30th place at 150 after shooting 71 and 79. Senior Beth Lillie (Fullerton, Calif.) and sophomore Virginia Bossi (Como, Italy) are tied for 33rd at 151.

The field will play a final round of stroke play Friday and then the top four teams will advance to the match play portion of the tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Duke’s Gina Kim leads the hunt for medalist honors at 7-under 137.

Friday’s play gets underway at 9 a.m. Live scoring of the event is online at

ACC Championships
Sedgefield Country Club
Greensboro, N.C.
Par 72, 6,089 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
 1. Wake Forest     288-277-565
 2. Duke            286-281-567
 3. Florida State   288-289-577
 4. Virginia Tech   294-289-583
 5. Virginia        297-293-590
 6. North Carolina  296-299-595
 7. Clemson         293-304-597
 8. Miami           301-299-600
 8. Louisville      304-296-600
10. NC State        301-315-616
11. Notre Dame      313-304-617
12. Boston College  307-312-619

Individual Leaders
1. Gina Kim, Duke                  68-69-137
2. Beatrice Wallin, Florida State  67-71-138
3. Siyun Liu, Wake Forest          73-67-140

Virginia Results
16. Celeste Valinho 76-69-145
23. Jennifer Cleary 74-74-148
30. Riley Smyth     71-79-150
33. Beth Lillie     76-75-151
33. Virginia Bossi  76-75-151