FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Floyd County graduate Amanda Hollandsworth of Virginia Tech is tied for 13th out of 132 golfers after the first round of the NCAA Division I women’s golf national championships.
Hollandsworth, who made the tournament as an individual, shot a 2-over 75 on Friday. She is six shots off the lead. She had five birdies, three bogeys and two double bogeys.
“I was pleased with some of the decisions I made in my putting, which saved me a lot,” she said. “I’m going to sit down with my coaches and talk about some of the holes that went a little haywire.”
UVa is tied for 13th out of 24 teams at 22-over 314. Texas and Arkansas are tied for first.
W&L ties for 11th
HOUSTON — Washington and Lee finished in a tie for 11th place out of 25 squads at the NCAA Division III national championships — its best finish ever.
New York University won the team title.
W&L’s Laurie Jones tied for 28th out of 81 golfers in the four-day tournament at 25-over 313.
Peccie ties for 28th
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — Brian Peccie of W&L tied for 28th place out of 96 golfers at the NCAA Division III national championships with a four-day total of 13-over 301.
Illinois Wesleyan won the team crown. Guilford was third. Hampden-Sydney tied for 12th.
Hampden-Sydney’s John Hatcher Ferguson (Franklin County) tied for 72nd with a 314.
VMI 7, E. Illinois 3
LEXINGTON — Nathan Loyd, Ryan Smoot and Jordan Ebersole homered to help the Keydets (17-38) beat Eastern Illinois (25-29).
Callen Nuccio had three hits and scored once for VMI.
JMU 5, DePaul 2
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Sara Jubas and Kate Gordon homered to lead the Dukes (48-7) past the Blue Demons (33-15) in the opening game of the NCAA tournament’s Ann Arbor Regional.
Tennessee 8, Longwood 0
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Ashley Rogers pitched a two-hitter and struck out 13 batters to lead the 12th-seeded Volunteers (40-14) to a six-inning win over the Lancers (37-21) on the first day of the NCAA tournament’s Knoxville Regional.
Lynchburg 7, Emory 2
LYNCHBURG — Bassett graduate Taylor Mabry had two hits and two RBIs to help the 17th-ranked Hornets (37-13) beat the 18th-ranked Eagles (34-12) in the first game of the teams’ super regional series in the NCAA Division III tournament.
C. Newport 8, Randolph-Macon 3
NEWPORT NEWS — Kaitlyn Hasty had two hits and three RBIs to lead Christopher Newport (37-7) past the Yellow Jackets (28-15) in the first game of the teams’ super regional series in the NCAA Division III tournament.
SVU staff shake-up
Adam Wardenburg, who steered the Southern Virginia women’s basketball team to a school-record 21 wins this year, was named the SVU men’s basketball coach Friday.
SVU graduate Lynette Schroeder was named Wardenburg’s successor as women’s basketball coach.
Wardenburg replaces Greg Winslow, whose team went just 4-22 overall and 0-14 in Capital Athletic Conference play in Winslow’s lone year at the school. SVU athletic director Jason Lamb said in a news release that he decided “to make a leadership change in men’s basketball.”
Wardenburg was named the 2018-19 Mid-Atlantic Region women’s basketball coach of the year after guiding the Knights to a 10-4 CAC record and a berth in the CAC final in his first year at SVU.
Schroeder spent last season an assistant at NCAA Division II tournament participant Westminster. She previously won a state title as a high school coach in Utah.