ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Virginia women’s golf team wrapped up play at Michigan’s Wolverine Invitational with a second-place finish to open its 2021 fall schedule. The Cavaliers finished at 11-over 863, including a final-round score of 5-over 289. Michigan won the event at its own University Course with a score of 1-under 851. The Cavaliers and Wolverines both turned in the best final-round scores for the 16-team field.

UVA was led in the season opener by sophomore Jennifer Cleary. She shot a team-best 1-under 70 on Tuesday to place fourth overall at 1-over 214. Her finish was her best multi-team event as a Cavalier and her 54-hole total was her lowest tournament score at UVA.

Freshman Amanda Sambach was one shot behind Cleary in sixth place during her collegiate debut. She posted a final-round result of 2-over 73. Graduate student Beth Lillie and junior Celeste Valinho tied for 14th place at 4-over 218. Lillie shot 71 during Tuesday’s play, her best round of the event. Senior Riley Smyth rounded out UVA’s scoring at 223 to place 40th overall.

Sophomore Rebecca Skoler, competing as an individual, was 33rd at 222. The tournament marked her UVA debut after she missed last season due to a wrist injury.

The Cavaliers return to action Oct. 4-5 when they compete at Northwestern’s Windy City Collegiate at Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette, Ill.

Wolverine Invitational
University of Michigan Golf Course
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Par 71, 6,232 yards
Final Results

Team Results
 1. Michigan       280-282-289-851
 2. Virginia       288-286-289-863
 3. Virginia Tech  289-286-293-868
 4. Iowa State     297-279-295-871
 5. Illinois       294-291-293-878
 6. Louisville     285-293-301-879
 7. Kent State     300-284-297-881
 8. Northwestern   293-296-295-884
 9. Ohio State     299-288-300-887
 9. Kentucky       292-298-297-887
11. Washington     300-292-301-893
12. Xavier         303-300-309-912
13. Notre Dame     303-292-319-914
14. Indiana        299-305-311-915
15. Nebraska       306-301-309-916
16. Toledo         316-322-315-953

Individual Leaders
1. Liyana Durisic, Iowa State  71-67-72-210
1. Mikaela Schulz, Michigan    68-70-72-210
3. Siyan Chen, Illinois        73-72-68-213

Virginia Results
 4. Jennifer Cleary 73-71-70-214
 6. Amanda Sambach  69-73-73-215
14. Celeste Valinho 74-69-75-218
14. Beth Lillie     74-73-71-218
33. Rebecca Skoler* 73-69-80-222
40. Riley Smyth     72-76-75-223
* Competing as an individual