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Virginia Women’s Golf Advances to NCAA Championships

LPGA: Augusta National Women’s Amateur - Final Round Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Women’s Golf team advanced to the NCAA Championship out of the Auburn Regional on Wednesday afternoon. The Hoos finished fourth in the regional with the top six of the 18 teams advancing to the Championship.

The team finished at +9 (873) for the three day tournament and only trailed Vanderbilt (-4), Florida State (-1), and Duke (+4). Host Auburn and Tennessee also advanced out of the regional posting +10 and +11 respectively.

The Cavaliers were paced by Senior Anna Redding who finished at -1, good enough for 8th overall in Auburn. Sophomore Beth Lillie also posted scores all three days, finishing at +4 for the week and No. 23 in the regional.

This will make the second straight year the ladies advanced to the NCAA Championship, fifth time since 2014, and the 11th time in the 16 years of the program.

The NCAA Championship will be held May 17-22 at the Blessings Golf Course in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Six teams from each of the four regionals will make up the 24 team NCAA Championship. Those 24 teams will play a three day stroke-play tournament with the top 15 advancing to a final round. After that final round, the top 8 teams will advance to match play with the winner emerging as the NCAA Champion.