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UVA in fifth place after opening day at ACC Championships

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

golfThe No. 12 Virginia women’s golf team is in fifth place following the first 36 holes of play at the ACC Championships at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. The Cavaliers posted scores of 297 and 293 on Thursday for a two-round total of 14-over 590. Third-ranked Wake Forest leads the 12-team field at 11-under 565.

Sophomore Celeste Valinho (Jacksonville, Fla.) led UVA with rounds of 76 and 69 to finish the day in 16th place at 1-over 145. Her second-round score matched her low single-round as a collegiate.

UVA freshman Jennifer Cleary (Wilmington, Del.) is in 23rd place at 4-over 148 after bookending rounds of 2-over 74. Junior Riley Smyth (Cary, N.C.) is in 30th place at 150 after shooting 71 and 79. Senior Beth Lillie (Fullerton, Calif.) and sophomore Virginia Bossi (Como, Italy) are tied for 33rd at 151.

The field will play a final round of stroke play Friday and then the top four teams will advance to the match play portion of the tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Duke’s Gina Kim leads the hunt for medalist honors at 7-under 137.

Friday’s play gets underway at 9 a.m. Live scoring of the event is online at

ACC Championships

Sedgefield Country Club
Greensboro, N.C.
Par 72, 6,089 yards

First Round Results

Team Results

1. Wake Forest 288-277-565

2. Duke 286-281-567

3. Florida State 288-289-577

4. Virginia Tech 294-289-583

5. Virginia 297-293-590

6. North Carolina 296-299-595

7. Clemson 293-304-597

8. Miami 301-299-600

8. Louisville 304-296-600

10. NC State 301-315-616

11. Notre Dame 313-304-617

12. Boston College 307-312-619

Individual Leaders

1. Gina Kim, Duke 68-69-137

2. Beatrice Wallin, Florida State 67-71-138

3. Siyun Liu, Wake Forest 73-67-140

Virginia Results

16. Celeste Valinho 76-69-145

23. Jennifer Cleary 74-74-148

30. Riley Smyth 71-79-150

33. Beth Lillie 76-75-151

33. Virginia Bossi 76-75-151


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