NCAA Women's Golf National Championship ACCtion: May 18-21

May 22, 2011

Three ACC teams, Virginia (4th), North Carolina (T8th), and Wake Forest (14th) placed in the Top 15 team standings at the NCAA Championship, played May 18-21 at the Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Tex. Two individuals competed at the NCAAs - Duke’s Lindy Duncan (So., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), (289, +1, T8th), and Florida State’s Jessica Negron (So., Ocala, Fla.), (301, +13, T45th).

NOTEWORTHY:

-Virginia’s fourth place team finish at the NCAA Championship was the Cavaliers best showing in the program’s history.
-The 2011 NCAA appearance was the fifth in the eight-year history of the Virginia program.
-The Cavaliers were led by Brittany Altomare (So., Shrewsbury, Mass.) who tied for 12th (290, +2).
-Virginia seniors Calle Nielson (Nashville, Tenn.) and Joy Kim (Duluth, Ga.) capped their collegiate careers with their fourth straight NCAA Championship appearance. Nielson tied for 26th and Kim T95.
-Brittany Altomare named NGCA second-team All-American while teammate Calle Nielson named Honorable Mention. -Calle Nielson named to NGCA All-West Region team for the second year in a row.
-Virginia’s Brian Bailie named NGCA Assistant Women’s Coach of the Year.

-North Carolina finished in a tie for eighth place at the NCAA Championship, one of the best national finishes in school history.
-This marked the Tar Heels second best NCAA finish. North Carolina has carded eighth place finishes on five occasions - 2011, 1995, 1993, 1992 and 1989.
-North Carolina’s best finish came two years ago when they finished seventh.
-Katherine Perry (Fr., Cary, N.C.) had the best finish for the Tar Heels (296, +8, T24th).

-Wake Forest finished with its best round (296) of the week at the NCAA Championship and finished in 14th place. -Wake Forest senior Natalie Sheary (West Hartford, Conn.) tied for eighth individually (289, +1) to lead the Demon Deacons.
-Natalie Sheary finished her career with a 74.43 scoring average, which is the lowest scoring average in school history. -Natalie Sheary, Cheyenne Woods (Jr., Scottsdale, Ariz.), and Michelle Shin (So., Cape Coral, Fla.) named honorable mention NGCA All-Americans. This was the first time in school history that three Demon Deacons have earned All-America honors in the same season.

-Duke’s Lindy Duncan finished in the Top 10 individually at the NCAA Championships (289, +1, T8th).

-Florida State’s Jessica Negron carded a 1-over par 73 in the final round of the NCAA Championship and finished tied for 45th place. Negron finished with a 301 total in the four round event and carded her second best score in the event in the final round.