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Hoos place fifth in stroke play at Stephens Cup

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

virginia golfThe fourth-ranked Virginia women’s golf team finished fifth in the stroke play portion of the inaugural Jackson T. Stephens Cup at the Alotian Club in Roland, Ark. UVA completed the two-day, 54-hole event at 37-over 901. LSU took the team title at 18-over 882.

UVA will face sixth-place finisher Baylor in a match play event on Wednesday to wrap up the tournament.

The Cavaliers were led in stroke play by junior Virginia Bossi. She shot 7-over 223 to place eighth. It was her second-straight top-10 finish this season after placing seventh at the season-opening Windy City Collegiate. She entered the tournament ranked No. 16 in the latest Golfstat individual standings.

Senior Riley Smyth was 14th at 10-over 226 while first-year Amanda Sambach and junior Celeste Valinho tied for 23rd at 229. Graduate student Beth Lillie was 28th at 233.

The event is being televised live by Golf Channel from 4-7 p.m. ET. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.

Jackson T. Stephens Cup

Alotian Club

Roland, Ark.

Par 72, 6,367 yards

Team Results

1. LSU — 298-293-291-882

2. South Carolina — 300-299-291-890

T3. Arkansas — 305-291-295-891

T3. Ole Miss — 301-301-289-891

5. Virginia — 298-304-299-901

6. Baylor — 303-310-297-910

Individual Leaders

T1. Ingrid Lindblad, LSU — 74-73-70-217

T1. Carla Tejedo, LSU — 73-70-74-217

3. Latanna Stone, LSU — 74-75-70-219

Virginia Results

8. Virginia Bossi — 73-76-74-223

14. Riley Smyth — 75-75-76-226

T23. Amanda Sambach — 77-77-75-229

T23. Celeste Valinho — 73-78-78-229

28. Beth Lillie — 83-76-74-233

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