Lillie ties for first individually, sets Virginia women’s golf freshman record at Landfall Tradition


Freshman Beth Lillie shot the best round for a freshman in Virginia history at the Landfall Traditional over the weekend. 

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Just three tournaments into her collegiate career, freshman Beth Lillie has already earned her way into the Virginia women’s golf team record book. The Fullerton, Calif. native tied for first overall out of 96 golfers as the Cavaliers finished in eighth place at the rain-shortened Landfall Tradition tournament.

Lillie finished with a total two-round score of 135 (-9), tying Duke sophomore Ana Belac for first place. Lillie’s second round score of 67 (-5) tied the school record for best round score in a tournament and was the best round score ever earned by a Virginia freshman. Her record-breaking round was highlighted by an outstanding front nine, in which the freshman birdied three of the first four holes.

Virginia as a team shot an overall score of 587 (+11). It was a solid showing by the Cavaliers in what was a very high-level tournament. 13 of the 18 competing teams at the Landfall Tradition are currently ranked top 50 in the country by

Duke finished in first place with an overall score of 562 (-14).

The tournament was originally planned to be played over three rounds. However, due to inclement weather, the final round scheduled on Sunday was cancelled.

Virginia will next play at the Battle at the Beach tournament in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico from Nov. 3-5. It will be the team’s final tournament of the fall season.

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