Virginia senior Brittany Altomare became the first player in the Cavalier program’s history to win the ACC Women’s Golf individual championship. Altomare led the 45-player field after all three rounds and claimed medalist honors at 4-over 217. She had rounds of 71, 70 and 76 on the par-71 course.
“Course management is a big part of playing well here and I tried to play smart and to think my way around the golf course,” Altomare said. “I had a couple of good finishes coming into this tournament and I thought that my game felt pretty good.
“I can’t put into words how much this means to me with all the crazy stuff going on back home," the Shrewsbury, Mass. native said. "It meant a lot for me to play good golf this week. This definitely goes out to everyone back home.”
Altomare finished two shots ahead of Duke’s Laetitia Beck and four strokes in front of a trio of third-place finishers that included 2012 ACC Champion Lindy Duncan.
“She played very well this week,” said Virginia coach Kim Lewellen. “The course was tough, it was a championship level golf course, and it was windy all three days. She played it strategically well. She placed her approach shots well and did what she needed to do to earn the championship.”
The championship marked the third time Altomare has posted a top-10 showing at the ACC Championships. She was the runner-up her freshman season and placed seventh as a sophomore. Last year she finished a disappointing 22nd.
Altomare’s finish was the 19th top-10 performance during her career, making her the Virginia career leader in that category.