June 11, 2001 PRINCETON, N.J. -- Duke University junior Candy Hannemann (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) has been named the Rolex College Golfer of the Month for May, after winning the individual title at the NCAA Championship in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Hannemann won the individual medalist honors at the NCAA Championship in a playoff with Lorena Ochoa of Arizona, her third Rolex Collegiate Tour win of the season. She shot 75-72-69-69 (285, -3) while leading Duke to a runner-up finish. Hannemann also finished second at the NCAA East Regional, where she shot a four-under par 212 (72-68-72) while helping to lead Duke to the team title. Ranked No. 2 in the final edition of the MasterCard Rankings, Hannemann finished the month with a stroke average of 71.00 (seven rounds). The Rolex College Golfer of the Month award is voted on by members of the College Golf Foundation's Golfer of the Month Committee. The award is based primarily on results from Rolex Collegiate Tour events, plus
June 11, 2001 DURHAM, N.C. -- The top-ranked Duke women's golf team has added yet another heralded international golfer to its 2001-02 roster as head coach Dan Brooks announced the signing of Niloufar Aazam-Zanganeh of Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday. "Niloufar is perfectly suited to be a Duke student-athlete," said Brooks. "She is an excellent student and is quite possibly the best player in Europe at her age group." Aazam-Zanganeh is a four-time Swiss Juniors and Ladies National Champion, while notching International wins at the 2001 Spanish Ladies Amateur International, 2000 Doral Publix Junior Classic, 2000 Portuguese Ladies Amateur International. She notched the 1998 victory at the Swiss Junior National Championship by recording a four-round 10-under-par total, which included a course record 67 in the third and fourth rounds. She has played in five European Team Championships, two World Team Championships, two Ladies European Tour events, and is a member of the Swiss
June 3, 2001 SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. - Duke University junior Candy Hannemann finished tied for 30th with a four-day total of 291 in the 2001 U.S. Women's Open Sunday in Southern Pines, N.C. The tournament was played at the 6,256 yard, par-70 Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club. The Rio de Janeiro, Brazil native fired rounds of 73, 73, 72, 73 to finish 11-over-par for the tournament to finish as the low amateur. It marks the second time in the last four years a Duke University women's golfer has finished as the low amateur at the U.S. Women's Open. Hannemann has recorded the most heralded last two weeks of her golfing career after winning the NCAA Individual title and finishing as the low amateur on Sunday. She was recognized as the winner of the Honda Award as the National Player of the Year last week. Candy Hannemann Quotes "It feels great. I have worked really hard this year. It has been an amazing last two weeks. I am ready to relax now for a little bit." How did you
June 2, 2001 SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- Duke University junior Candy Hannemann heads into the final round of the U.S. Women's Open tied for 31st after posting a two-over-par 72 on Saturday. For the tournament she has fired rounds of 73, 73, 72 for a 218. The tournament is being played at the 6,256 yard, par-70 Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C. Hannemann is one of only four amateurs to make the cut at the women's open this year and heads into the final round as the top amateur. The Rio de Janeiro, Brazil native, is coming off winning the 2001 NCAA Championship individual crown in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Former Blue Devil Jean Bartholomew is in tied for 49th place after posting rounds of 70-75-76=221 and Duke freshman Leigh Anne Hardin (Martinsville, Ind.) did not make the cut after notched rounds of 78-77=155. Hannemann will tee off at 11:00 AM on Sunday.
May 29, 2001 DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke's Candy Hannemann and Leigh Anne Hardin will each compete in the U.S. Women's Open this week, which will be held from May 31-June 3 at Pine Needles Lodge Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C. It will mark the second time Hannemann has competed in the U.S. Open as the junior native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil did not make the cut in 1998. Hannemann is coming off winning the NCAA Individual title in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. this past weekend at the NCAA Championships. So far in three NCAA Tournament appearances she has finished first and second in two of them. Hardin, a product of Martinsville, Ind., will be making her first appearance at the U.S. Open. The freshman finished the season with a 75.30 stroke average and seven top 20 finishes. She shot a 70 on at the NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio to earn the U.S. Open bid, while Hannemann fired a 73 at the Standard Club in Duluth, Ga. to qualify.
May 29, 2001 DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University junior Candy Hannemann has been selected the winner of the 2001 Honda Award for women's golf. The Honda Award recognizes the top woman collegiate athlete in each of 12 Division I sports with all 12 becoming candidates for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year to receive the Honda-Broderick Cup. Hannemann, a Rio de Janeiro, Brazil native, is coming off winning the 2001 NCAA Individual title in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. at the NCAA Championships. She will be playing in the U.S. Women's Open from May 31-June 3 at Pine Needles Lodge Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C. It marks the second time Hannemann has played in the U.S. Open as she didn't make the cut in 1998. During the season, Hannemann led Duke to a school-record nine tournament victories and notched a team-best 72.88 stroke average. She tallied two tournament victories, two tied for first finishes, seven top five, and 10 top 10 finishes during the 2000-01 season. Hannemann led
May 26, 2001 HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FLA. -- The National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) held its annual banquet on Friday evening after the completion of the 2001 NCAA women's golf championships at the Mission Inn Resort with head coach Dan Brooks, junior Candy Hannemann, and freshman Virada Nirapathpongporn taking home top honors. Brooks was selected NGCA National Coach of the Year after guiding the Blue Devils to a school-record nine tournament victories and a second place finish at the NCAA Championships. It marks the second time Brooks has received this honor as he was last selected in 1999 after guiding the Blue Devils to eight tournament victories, including the school's first NCAA Championship. Hannemann (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Nirapathpongporn (Bangkok, Thailand) each were selected NGCA first team All-America for the first time in their career. Hannemann, the 2001 ACC Player of the Year, is coming off winning the NCAA Individual title on Friday and during the
Duke's Hannemann Wins NCAA Individual Title
May 25, 2001 HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FLA. -- The Duke women's golf team couldn't overcome a rough start Friday morning in the final round of the 2001 NCAA Championships and finished second to the University of Georgia as the Bulldogs fired a 290 on its way to winning the school's first national title at the El Campeon course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Top-ranked Duke finished three shots back (1179) to sixth-ranked Georgia (1176) with Texas (1191), Auburn (1193), Oklahoma State (1194), and UCLA (1194) rounding out the top six teams. As a team, the Blue Devils began the day with a four-stroke lead over Georgia, but a seven-over-par score during the first three holes of competition would give Georgia a three-stroke lead heading into the fourth hole. Duke never gave up as the Blue Devils shot two-under-par as a team to close out the back nine, but a disastrous 11-over-par front nine dug to much of a hole for the Blue Devils, which finished with a 297 on Friday. Junior Candy
May 24, 2001 HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FLA. -- Led by junior Candy Hanneman's three-under-par 69 on Thursday in the third round of the NCAA Championships, the top-ranked Duke women's golf team surged to take a four-shot lead over Georgia into the final day of action at the El Campeon course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Duke heads into Friday looking to claim its second National Championship in the last three years. The Blue Devils came out and fired a tournament low 290 on Thursday and are currently at 882 for the tournament. The University of Georgia is right on Duke's heels with an 886. Auburn and Texas are tied for third (888), Oklahoma State is fifth (892), UCLA is sixth (893), Southern California is seventh (896), with Arizona (899), Tulsa (899), and Stanford (901) rounding out the top 10. Hannemann came out and fired a career NCAA Tournament best round of 69 and moved to even for the tournament. The Rio de Janeiro, Brazil native, posted four birdies, including three consecutive
May 24, 2001 Junior Candy Hannemann carded a 69 on day three to lead top-ranked Duke to a two-over-par 290 on Thursday in the third round of the NCAA Championships. The Blue Devils (882) lead Georgia (886) by four strokes heading into the final round on Friday. Freshman Leigh Anne Hardin fired a 72, Virada Nirapathpongporn turned in a 74, Kalen Anderson a 75, and Kristina Engstrom a 78. Thursday's final results to come later... Follow the tournament online
May 23, 2001 Wednesday's results for Duke... The Blue Devils fired a five-over-par round of 293 and now have to wait for the final results to come in. Follow the Tournament Online Duke's Second Round Results Virada Nirapathpongporn -- 72 Kristina Engstrom -- 72 Candy Hannemann -- 73 Leigh Anne Hardin -- 76 Kalen Anderson -- 78