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Diaz-Yi named ACC Women's Golfer of the Month

Sophomore earns conference honor after victory at Tar Heel Invitational

After an incredible October, Virginia sophomore Lauren Diaz-Yi was named ACC Women’s Golfer of the Month Wednesday afternoon.

Diaz-Yi posted her first ever tournament victory at the Tar Heel Invitational Oct. 10-12, leading the field by four strokes with a career-best 7-under 209. Her final round 69 tied her career-low 18-hole score. With the win, she became just the sixth Cavalier ever to claim medalist honors at an event, tying the Virginia tournament scoring record for a sophomore but coming one stroke short of matching the program-best 54-hole score.

At the Landfall Tradition later in the month, Diaz-Yi recorded another strong result, finishing in 14th with a 1-over 217. She posted a 71.0 scoring average for the month, and is fifth among all ACC golfers with a 72.1 on the season. Through four tournaments this fall, Diaz-Yi has finished outside the top-15 just once, at the season-opening Cougar Classic.

The Cavaliers have concluded play for 2014, and will return to action Feb. 8-10 at the UCF Challenge in Orlando, Florida.