COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 11 Virginia women’s golf team is tied for seventh place after the opening round of play at the NCAA Columbus Regional at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course. The Cavaliers shot 8-over 296 during the first day of competition. Oklahoma leads the 18-team field at 2-under 286 while top seed Duke is second at 1-under 287.

The top six teams from the 54-hole event advance to the NCAA Championships. UVA is the No. 3 seed in the field and is five shots out of sixth place – currently occupied by Arizona State and Kent State – at 3-over 291. Washington is tied with UVA for seventh place.

The Cavaliers were led Monday by sophomore Virginia Bossi (Como, Italy) who shot 1-under 71 to finish the round tied for seventh place. She is one of only 14 golfers in the 97-player field who managed to shoot under part.

The start of the first round was moved back two hours to allow for course maintenance after Sunday’s practice round was washed out due to heavy rains in the region.

UVA senior Beth Lillie (Fullerton, Calif.) posted a score of even par 72 to end her round in 15th place. Junior Riley Smyth (Cary, N.C.) is in 33rd place at 2-over 74, sophomore Celeste Valinho (Jacksonville, Fla.) is 78th with a score of 79 and freshman Jennifer Cleary (Wilmington, Del.) shot 81 and is in 86th place.

The second round takes place Tuesday and the tournament wraps up Wednesday. Virginia will be paired with Washington and Vanderbilt for the second round. Those teams tee off starting at 8 a.m. from the first tee.

Live scoring of the tournament is online at

NCAA Columbus Regional
Ohio State Scarlet Course
Columbus, Ohio
Par 72, 6,358 yards
First Round Results


Team Results
 1. Oklahoma         286
 2. Duke             287
 3. Michigan         288
 4. Georgia          289
 5. Arizona State    291
 6. Kent State       291
 7. Washington       296
 7. Virginia         296
 9. Vanderbilt       297
 9. Illinois         297
11. Kentucky         298
11. Coastal Carolina 298
11. Campbell         298
14. Clemson          299
15. Nebraska         307
16. New Mexico       310
17. Evansville       322
18. Youngstown State 322

Individual Leaders
1. Hailey Borja, Michigan     69
2. Gina Kim, Duke             70
2. Caley McGinty, Kent State  70
2. Kaitlin Milligan, Oklahoma 70
2. Monet Chun, Michigan       70
2. Leah Onosato, Old Dominion 70

Virginia Result
 7. Virginia Bossi  71
15. Beth Lillie     72
33. Riley Smyth     74
78. Celeste Valinho 79
86. Jennifer Cleary 81