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Ross Funderburke

WILLIAMSBURG — Ross Funderburke of Roanoke lost in the quarterfinals of the 29th annual VSGA Junior Match Play Championship on Thursday at Williamsburg National Golf Club.

The third-seeded Funderburke, a Furman signee who recently graduated from Hidden Valley High School, beat Robert Dudeck III of Williamsburg in 19 holes in the first round Thursday. He then lost in 20 holes to No. 11 seed Jimmy Taylor of Alexandria in his second match of the day.

The semifinals and final will be held Friday.

Funderburke had finished third in the stroke-play qualifying Wednesday with a two-day total of 4-under 140.


Greenlief wins VSGA tournament

RICHMOND — Former University of Virginia golfer Lauren Greenlief of Ashburn won the 42nd VSGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship on Thursday at Willow Oaks Country Club.

She had a three-day total of 1-under 215. Virginia Tech signee Rebecca DiNunzio of Norfolk was second at 221.

Radford University’s Sidney Walker was eighth with a 232. Longwood’s Grace Huffman (Rockbridge County) tied for 11th at 238. Virginia Tech’s Kristin Hearp (Hidden Valley) was 14th with a 240.

Leesburg’s Allisyn Terry won the 22nd annual VSGA Senior Women’s Stroke Play Championship with a two-day total of 5-over 149.

Richmond’s Boodie McGurn won the second annual VSGA Super Senior Women’s Stroke Play Championship with a two-day total of 7-over 151.

Defending champion Dot Bolling of Salem finished in second place at 158. Fran Hensley of Ridgeway was third at 159.


Hokies to host Purdue

The pairings have been announced for the women’s Big Ten-ACC Challenge.

Virginia Tech will host Purdue on Thursday, Dec. 5, while UVa will visit Rutgers the following night.

Purdue is coming off a 19-15 campaign. Virginia Tech has not faced Purdue since the 2003 NCAA tournament.

This will be the fifth meeting between UVa and Rutgers in the last five years, although the teams have never before met in the Challenge. Rutgers went 22-10 and made the NCAA tournament last season.


Athletes honored for academics

Washington and Lee golfer Brian Peccie (3.86 GPA) has been named to the Division III Academic All-America first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Peccie was among four area athletes who made the at-large squad, which covers a variety of sports.

Roanoke lacrosse player Jason Sarro (3.98) made the third team.

On the women’s side, W&L swimmer Emily Hageboeck (3.81) and W&L lacrosse player Cordelia Peters (3.99) also made the third team.

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