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.

NCAA Women’s Golf Championship – Day 1
Friday, May 20, 2016

1. Oklahoma State 284 -4
2. UCLA 286 -2
T3. Washington 289 +1
T3. Southern California 289 +1
5. Arizona 291 +3
T6. Northwestern 292 +4
T6. Arkansas 292 +4
T8. Virginia 293 +5
T8. Ohio State 293 +5
T8. South Carolina 293 +5
11. Brigham Young 294 +6
T12. Florida State 295 +7
T12. Stanford 295 +7
14. Michigan 296 +8
T15. Tennessee 297 +9
T15. Florida 297 +9
T15. Oregon 297 +9
T18. Furman 298 +10
T18. North Carolina 298 +10
T18. Georgia 298 +10
T21. Miami 299 +11
T21. Duke 299 +11
23. Alabama 300 +12
24. Texas 301 +13