LAKE ELMO, Minn. – Junior Amanda Sambach turned in a ninth-place performance to lead the UVA women’s golf team to an eighth-place finish at its seasons-opening ANNIKA Intercollegiate tournament. The Cavaliers shot 2-over 290 during Wednesday’s final round for a 54-hole total of 1-over 865. South Carolina won the event at 26-under 838.

Sambach posted a bogey-free round of 4-under 68 during the final round for a three-day total of 6-under 210. She finished just two shots behind a quartet of players who tied for first at 208. It marked the 11th time in her UVA career she has recorded a top-10 finish. Last year, Sambach was the medalist at the event.

UVA freshman Jaclyn LaHa shot even par 72 during the final round to place 29th in her collegiate debut at 1-over 217. Megan Propeck was 38th at 220, Rebecca Skoler was 45th at 223 and Celeste Valinho was 47th at 224. Propeck shot 76 during the final day of play while Skoler carded a round of 74 and Valinho finished with a 78.

The 12-team field featured 10 teams ranked in the current top-30 of the Golfweek poll. The tournament was held at Royal Golf Club in Lake Elmo, Minn.

UVA returns to the Midwest for the Glass City Intercollegiate at Inverness Country Club in Toledo, Ohio, on Sept. 25-26.

ANNIKA Intercollegiate
Royal Golf Club
Lake Elmo, Minn.
Par 72, 6,395 yards
Final Results

Team Results
 1. South Carolina     273-282-283-838
 2. Oregon             280-282-279-841
 3. Wake Forest        277-281-284-842
 4. San Jose State     277-289-289-855
 5. Texas A&M          283-285-288-856
 6. Texas              288-280-289-857
 7. Florida State      287-283-289-859
 8. Virginia           287-288-290-865
 9. Duke               291-282-294-867
10. Mississippi State  292-286-295-873
11. Minnesota          290-301-293-884
12. Baylor             386-300-299-885 

Individual Leaders
1. Phoebe Brinker, Duke            70-68-70-208
1. Lottie Woad, Florida State      70-68-70-208
1. Kiara Romero, Oregon            67-71-70-208
1. Louise Rydqvist, South Carolina 66-72-70-208 

Virginia Results
 9. Amanda Sambach   70-72-68-210
29. Jaclyn LaHa      72-73-72-217
38. Megan Propeck    76-68-76-220
45. Rebecca Skoler   74-75-74-223
47. Celeste Valinho  71-75-78-224