Virginia Women’s Golf Captures Bryan National Title

    BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C.—The No. 20 Virginia women’s golf team won the Bryan National Collegiate in Browns Summit, North Carolina, for the third time in four years.

    Windy conditions on Sunday led to a tough round of 16-over 304 for the Cavaliers, but that was still enough to hold onto first place with a 24-over 888 for the entire tournament. South Carolina came in second with a score of 894 while the No. 21 Florida State ended the day in third with a score of 896.

    Top performers for the Cavaliers included seniors Lauren Coughlin and Elizabeth Szocol who both tied for 5th place with a 6-over 222, as well as junior Lauren Diaz-Yi and freshman Anna Redding who tied for 8th place at 224.

    Redding shot Virginia’s best score on Sunday with a 73 and earned her first top-10 finish of her career – all of which added to the excitement that Sunday was her birthday. Coughlin finished in the top-10 for the fifth time in eight tournaments this season.

    “For them to battle in those conditions and play good golf, but not their best golf, and just stay in it and do what they needed to do to win was impressive,” said Virginia coach Kim Lewellen. “They played even all day and didn’t let any little things bother them.

    Freshman Morgan Gonzalez placed 51st for the Cavaliers with a 236 while Maho Hayakawa, competing as an individual, placed 65th at 242.

    The Cavaliers compete next at the ACC Championships April 15-17 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina.


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