SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – During the second day of play at the NCAA Championships, the 26th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team saw a five-shot improvement on its first-round score, but the Cavaliers could not make up any ground of the field and are in 25th place after 36 holes of play. UVA shot 5-over 293 for a two-day total of 15-over 591 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Following’s Sunday’s third round of stroke play, the field will be cut to the top 15 teams and top nine individuals not associated with one of those teams for Monday’s final round of stroke play. The final round will decide the individual champion and the eight teams that advance to match play portion of the championship.

Virginia was once again led by sophomore Amanda Sambach who finished her day at 1-under 71. That was her 10th consecutive round of shooting under par. The ACC Individual Champion is tied for 17th place at 3-under 141.

Starting on the 10th tee, Sambach carded eight pars on her first nine holes along with one bogey. A second bogey on her 12th hole put her at 2-over. She then reeled off three birdies over a four-hole stretch and made pars on her final two holes.

UVA’s Rebecca Skoler and Celeste Valinho each posted scores of 1-over 73 on Saturday. Skoler is in 91st place at 5-over 149 while Valinho is 112th at 151. Also in 112th place is Megan Propeck, who shot 77 during the second round. Riley Smyth substituted into the lineup for Jennifer Cleary and produced a counting score of 4-over 76 for UVA.

Wake Forest stands atop the leaderboard after Saturday at 17-under 559, two shots ahead of top-ranked Stanford. The Demon Deacons’ Lauren Walsh leads the individual field after two rounds at 10-under 134.

UVA will tee off Sunday at 12:37 p.m. MST while paired with Augusta and Northwestern. Those teams will start play from the 10th tee.

NCAA Championships
Grayhawk Golf Club
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Par 72, 6,368 yards
Second-Round Results

Team Results
 1. Wake Forest     279-280-559
 2. Stanford        288-273-561
 3. South Carolina  286-276-562
 4. Texas           292-276-568
 5. Oklahoma State  280-291-571
 5. Texas A&M       287-284-571
 7. USC             296-276-572
 8. Pepperdine      295-279-574
 8. Florida State   288-286-574
10. New Mexico      287-288-575
11. Georgia         286-299-579
12. Baylor          289-290-579
13. Arizona         292-288-580
14. LSU             294-288-582
15. Duke            288-296-584
16. San Jose State  292-293-585
17. SMU             291-295-586
17. Clemson         299-287-586
19. Michigan State  293-294-587
20. Ole Miss        300-288-588
20. TCU             293-295-588
22. Mississippi St. 301-288-589
22. Texas Tech      291-298-589
24. Oregon State    297-293-590
25. Virginia        298-293-591
26. Augusta         296-297-593
27. Northwestern    303-291-594
28. Vanderbilt      305-292-597
29. Tulsa           301-306-607
30. NC State        305-304-609 

Individual Leaders
1. Lauren Walsh, Wake Forest                 67-67-134
2. Catherine Park, USC                       71-64-135
1. Maddison Hinson-Tolchard, Oklahoma State  66—70-136 

Virginia Results
 17. Amanda Sambach    70-71-141
 91. Rebecca Skoler    76-73-149
112. Celeste Valinho   78-73-151
112. Megan Propeck     74-77-151
 na. Jennifer Cleary   79-na
 na. Riley Smyth       na-76