Eighth-place Virginia leads five ACC Teams at NCAA Women’s Golf Championship
Cavaliers nine strokes off of the lead after day one
GREENSBORO, N.C. – ACC champion Virginia, in a three-way tie for eighth place, leads five teams at the 2016 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship following first round play at the Par 72, 6331-yard Eugene Country Club Course in Eugene, Oregon.
Led by a par round 72 by senior Lauren Coughlin and freshman Anna Redding’s one-over par 73, the 15th-ranked Cavaliers carded a five-over 293, and trails eighth-ranked Oklahoma State by nine strokes.
Florida State with a seven-over round of 295 is in 13th place, two strokes behind Virginia and 11 strokes off of the lead. North Carolina (298) is tied for 18th, 14 strokes off of the pace, while Miami and Duke are tied with one other for 21st place with identical rounds of 299.
Three freshmen lead the way for the ACC individually. Wake Forest’s Jennifer Kupcho, Duke’s Virginia Elena Carta and Miami’s Dewi Weber, are in an eight-way tie for third place with rounds of three-under par 69s.
The top 15 teams will qualify for a fourth round of stroke play on Monday. Play will continue tomorrow with the second round of the championship. Live results can be found on Golfstat.com as well as the ncaa.com.