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Sambach Leads UVA During First Round of NCAA Championship Play

Sambach Leads UVA During First Round of NCAA Championship Play

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Virginia junior Amanda Sambach shot 1-under 71 to lead Virginia during the opening round of play at the NCAA Championships at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif. The 22nd-ranked Cavaliers shot 13-over 301 and stand tied with North Carolina for 27th place after the first day of competition. Clemson leads the field after shooting 8-under 280.

Sambach got her round off to a solid start, posting birdies on her second and fifth holes. She finished the day with 15 pars and one bogey. She ended the round tied for 189th place. It is her third time competing at the NCAAs. She was 31st as a freshman and 54th last season.

UVA’s other first-round scores include a 4-over 76 from Celeste Valinho, 77s by Jaclyn LaHa and Rebecca Skoler and a 78 from Megan Propeck.

Virginia’s second round gets underway Saturday at 12:22 p.m. PT. UVA will again be paired with Pepperdine and Mississippi State. Those teams will start their rounds from the 10th tee.

Virginia is making its 14th NCAA Championships appearance in the 21-year history of the program. UVA’s best finishes at the NCAAs were back-to-back fourth-place showings in 2011 and 2012. Last season the Cavaliers were in 24th place after 54 holes and did not advance to the final round of stroke play.

NCAA Championships
Omni La Costa Resort – North Course

Carlsbad, Calif.
Par 72, 6,297 yards
First-Round Results

Team Results
 1. Clemson             280

 2. Texas A&M           281
 3. Stanford            285
 3. Auburn              285
 3. Northwestern        285
 6. San Jose State      286
 6. Duke                286
 6. Arizona State       286
 9. Mississippi State   287
 9. Oklahoma State      287
 9. Florida State       287
12. Michigan State      288
12. Arkansas            288
14. LSU                 289
15. UCLA                291
15. Pepperdine          291
17. Oregon              294
18. Purdue              295
18. Wake Forest         295
20. South Carolina      296
21. Texas               299
21. USC                 299
21. Oregon State        299
21. Ole Miss            299
25. Vanderbilt          300
25. Baylor              300
27. Virginia            301
27. North Carolina      301
29. SMU                 302
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