Despite a shaky second round, the No. 13 Virginia women’s golf team put together a strong weekend performance at the ACC Championships to finish in second place for the third time since 2006. Cavaliers Brittany Altomare and Calle Nelson each finished individually just one stroke behind the leader, Michelle Shin of Wake Forest.
It was a tournament that went down to the wire thanks to some faulty hitting by a Demon Deacon squad who started the third day with a commanding and seemingly insurmountable 15-stroke lead. But through 14-17, the Cavaliers found themselves in a three-way tie for first with No. 9 Wake Forest and No. 3 Duke. The three teams commanded the tournament start to finish.
"We went into the final round with the attitude that we were going to give it our all because we had nothing to lose," Coach Kim Lewellen said. "They all played without fear today. We had a chance for a while, but credit Wake Forest because they finished really strong when they needed to."
Next up for Virginia are the NCAA Regionals, May 6-8. They will find out where they are assigned next week.