Virginia leads ACC Women’s Golf Championship after 27 holes

Cavaliers own seven stroke lead on second-place Wake Forest

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Led by two golfers that carded under-par rounds, Virginia sits atop the leaderboard after the first 27 holes of the 2015 ACC Women’s Golf Championship at Sedgefield Country Club.

Senior Briana Mao and freshman Lyberty Anderson led the Cavaliers, who hold at least a share of the lead after the first day for a second consecutive year.

Mao’s round was supported by a strong first nine, as she shot a 2-under 33 with birdies on holes three and eight. She went on to shoot another 2-under second nine, carding four more birdies. Mao finished her day with a 1-over 34 on her final nine.

Anderson, who carded a 33 on the front nine, 35 on the second nine and 36 on the final nine, had a total of nine birdies.

Wake Forest, standing in second place, seven strokes back, was led by Allison Emrey’s 3-under 27 hole score. The senior from Charlotte, North Carolina, tallied six birdies.

Duke, the three-time defending ACC champion, finished the day in third place, eight strokes back, and was led by Leona Maguire and Gurbani Singh, who registered 6-under and 4-under 27 hole scores, respectively. Those totals were the two best individual performances of the day.

With Virginia (419) out front, Wake Forest (426) sits in second and Duke (427) in third. Florida State and North Carolina (428) are tied for fourth, followed by Notre Dame (430) sixth, Clemson (435) seventh, Miami (436) eighth, Louisville (437) ninth, NC State (442) tenth and Boston College (457) eleventh.

The completion of round two of the 2015 ACC Women’s Golf Championship will continue on Saturday morning, with a 7:30 a.m. start on hole number 10. All pairings will remain the same as the first 27 holes.