Women’s Golf: Cavaliers finish Day 1 at ACC Championships in seventh place

Courtesy UVA Media Relations


(© Kevin Carden – stock.adobe.com)

The No. 8 Virginia women’s golf team posted rounds of 5-over 293 and 9-over 297 for a 36-hole total of 14-over 590 during the first day of play at the ACC Championships. UVA finished the round tied for seventh place with Louisville. Florida State and Wake Forest lead the field at 8-under 568.

Following Friday’s third round, the individual champion will be crowned and the top four teams will advance to stroke play on Saturday and Sunday for the team title.

The Cavaliers were led by freshman Amanda Sambach who had rounds of 70 and 72 to finish the day in sixth place at 2-under 142. Junior Celeste Valinho was in 20th place at 147 after posting scores of 74 and 73.

UVA has a trio of players tied for 38th place at 8-over 152. Sophomore Jennifer Cleary shot rounds of 75 and 77, graduate student Beth Lillie carded scores of 74 and 78 and senior Riley Smyth posted rounds of 77 and 75.

Duke’s Phoebe Brinker leads the field in stroke play at 7-under 135.

UVA, Louisville and North Carolina will be paired together during the third round and start play at 9:50 a.m. from the 10th tee. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.

ACC Championships

The Reserve Golf Course

Pawleys Island, S.C.

Par 72, 6,212 yards

Second Round Results

Team Results

  1. Florida State  286-282-568
  2. Wake Forest    287-281-568
  3. Duke           295-280-575
  4. NC State       289-296-585
  5. Virginia Tech  296-289-585
  6. Clemson        297-290-587
  7. Louisville     299-291-590
  8. Virginia       293-297-590
  9. North Carolina 294-298-592
  10. Miami          300-295-595
  11. Boston College 303-297-600
  12. Notre Dame     310-304-614

Individual Leaders

  1. Phoebe Brinker, Duke            70—65-135
  2. Krista Junkkari, North Carolina 69-70-139
  3. Lea Klimentova, NC State        69-71-140

Virginia Results

  1. Amanda Sambach   70-72-142
  2. Celeste Valinho  74-73-147
  3. Jennifer Cleary  75-77-152
  4. Beth Lillie      74-78-152
  5. Riley Smyth      77-75-152

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