Bossi leads ‘Hoos on opening day of Rucker Intercollegiate

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

UVA women’s golfThe Virginia women’s golf team shot 24-over 308 in windy conditions during the opening day of play at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The Cavaliers are in 14th place in the 17-team field. All participants in the tournament are currently ranked in the top-40 of Golfstat’s rankings.

Seventh-ranked Wake Forest leads the field at 3-over 287 on the par-71 Long Cove Club course. Only two players in the 90-competitor field managed to shoot below par in the gusty conditions.

The Cavaliers were led Friday by freshman Virginia Bossi. She used back-to-back birdies on her back nine to help produce a score of 3-over 74. She is in 21st place.

Senior Julia Ford is 48th at 77 while sophomore Riley Smyth is one shot behind her in 58th place. Sophomore Haeley Wotnowsky shot 79 to finish 65th and junior Beth Lillie finished the day with an 82 to place 85th.

The second round of the tournament gets underway Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Virginia will be paired with Florida State and Alabama. Those teams will tee off starting at 9:20 a.m. from the 10th tee. Live results are online at Golfstat.com.

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate

Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Long Cove Club

Par 71, 6,266 yards

First Round Results

Team Results

1. Wake Forest — 287

2. UCLA — 292

T3. Auburn — 294

T3. Texas — 294

T3. Baylor — 294

6. North Carolina — 296

T7. LSU — 299

T7. Duke — 299

9. Arkansas — 300

10. Vanderbilt — 302

T11. South Carolina — 303

T11. Furman — 303

13. Florida State — 304

14. Virginia — 308

T15. Alabama — 311

T15. Northwestern — 311

T15. Georgia — 311

Individual Leaders 

1. Rachel Kuehn, Wake Forest — 69

2. Agathe Laisne, Texas — 70

Virginia Results

21. Virginia Bossi — 74

48. Julia Ford — 77

58. Riley Smyth — 78

65. Haeley Wotnowski — 79

85. Beth Lillie — 82

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