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Women's Golf - Archives 2001-02

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No Image Former Duke Golfer Candy Hannemann To Play in the LPGA's Sybase Big Apple Classic
Women's Golf 06/25/2002

June 25, 2002 NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Two-time Met PGA Women's Player of the Year Cheryl Anderson and the Futures Golf Tour's Candy Hannemann will join the field of 144 LPGA professionals to compete in the Sybase Big Apple Classic, July 22-28, 2002, at Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle. "We are excited to have Cheryl and Candy in our field for the 13th annual Sybase Big Apple Classic," said Bob Schwartz, Tournament Chairman. "Both women are extremely talented athletes. We hope our fans will join us at the tournament to cheer them on as they test their skills against the world's best female golfers." Cheryl Anderson, a professional at Metropolis Country Club in White Plains, continued building upon her successful past in 2001 by winning her second straight Metropolitan Women's Open on her way to being named the 2001 Met PGA Women's Player of the Year. In addition, Anderson was the only club professional to make the cut on the LPGA Tour last year, as she played all four rounds at

No Image Nirapathpongporn Captures Women's Eastern Golf Association title
Women's Golf 06/13/2002

June 13, 2002 YORK, NY -- Duke University rising junior Virada Nirapathpongporn made it two victories in a row by capturing the 2002 Women's Eastern Golf Association Championship on Thursday at the Country Club of York. Nirapathpongporn fired a 73 in the third round on Thursday and finished with a three-day total of 210 to record the victory by three shots over Kristy McPherson of Conway, S.C. The win for Nirapathpongporn is her second in a row after registering the NCAA Individual crown on May 24 in Auburn, Wash. Rounding out the top five were Sherry Herman (218), Jeanne Cho (218) and Diana Ramage (220). In the first two rounds, the Bangkok, Thailand native turned in rounds of 69 and 68. She led Duke this past season with 14 rounds of even or under par. --- 2002 Women's Eastern Golf Association Championship Virada Nirapathpongporn, Durham, N.C., 69-68-73--210 Kristy McPherson, Conway, S.C., 74-69-70--213 Sherry Herman, Marlboro, N.J., 75-70-73--218 Jeanne Cho, Gainsville,

No Image Nirapathpongporn Leads Women's Eastern Golf Association Championship
Women's Golf 06/12/2002

June 12, 2002 YORK, NY -- Coming off winning the 2002 NCAA Individual and team National titles, Duke rising junior Virada Nirapathpongporn leads the Women's Eastern Golf Association Championship after two rounds of action at the Country Club of York. Nirapathpongporn fired a 68 on Wednesday and owns a two-day total of 137. The Bangkok, Thailand native leads the overall competition by six strokes over Kristy McPherson (143) with Diana Ramage (144), Leigh Turner (145) and Sherry Herman (145) rounding out the top five. Nirapathpongporn was tied for the lead after day one with Turner. The final round will be Thursday with Nirapathpongporn teeing off at 9:48 AM along with McPherson and Ramage. Nirapathpongporn qualified for the U.S. Open last week for the first time of her career. She finished the 36-hole qualifier with 144 at the Deer Brook Golf Club in Shelby, N.C. 2002 Women's Eastern Golf Association Championship Country Club of York Second Day Results Virada

No Image Duke's Leigh Anne Hardin Selected To Curtis Cup Team
Women's Golf 06/03/2002

June 3, 2002 DURHAM, N.C.-- Duke University rising junior Leigh Anne Hardin was selected to the U.S. Curtis Cup team on Monday along with seven other amateurs for the biennial match against Britain and Ireland. Joining Hardin on the U.S. team will be Carol Semple Thompson, Meredith Duncan of LSU; Emily Bastel of Michigan State; Mollie Fankhauser of Ohio State; Angela Jerman of Georgia; Laura Myerscough of Arizona; and Courtney Swaim of Auburn. Hardin received NGCA All-America honors for the first time in her two-year career, after the posting the 10th-best season stroke average in school history, 74.70. The sophomore from Martinsville, Ind., picked up individual medallist honors at the NCAA East Regional, had eight top 20 and five top 10 finishes on the season. Hardin came on strong in the final three rounds of the NCAA Championship with rounds of 72-71-72 to finish tied for 13th individually. The Curtis Cup will be played Aug. 3-4 at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh. The

No Image Virada Nirapathpongporn Selected 2002 Golf Honda Award Winner
Women's Golf 06/01/2002

June 1, 2002 DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University sophomore Virada Nirapathpongporn has been selected the winner of the 2002 Golf Honda Award. The Honda Award recognizes the top woman collegiate athlete in each of 15 Division I sports with all 15 becoming candidates for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year to receive the Honda-Broderick Cup. Nirapathpongporn, a product of Bangkok, Thailand, is coming off of a record-setting performance at the 2002 NCAA Championship as she led the Blue Devils to a second NCAA Championship and won the individual title also. She picked up first team All-America accolades for the second consecutive year, after guiding Duke to eight tournament victories on the season. The 2002 ACC Player of the Year registered the third-best season stroke average in school history with a 73.06 mark and posted a NCAA Championship record tying four-day total of 279 to claim individual medallist honors at the championship. Quickly rewriting the Duke record books,

No Image Duke Ranks 19th in Division I Sears Directors' Cup Standings
Women's Golf 05/31/2002

May 31, 2002 DURHAM, N.C. - The latest standings of the 2001-02 Division I Sears Directors' Cup have been released with Duke University currently ranking 19th overall with 530.5 points. In ranking the private institutions, Duke ranks fifth overall behind Stanford, Southern California, Notre Dame and Brigham Young. Stanford University continues to lead the Sears Directors' Cup competition and is on pace to win its eighth consecutive award, presented annually by Sears, Roebuck and Co. and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) to the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country. Duke just received 240 points from the women's golf (100), women's tennis (50), men's tennis (50) and women's lacrosse teams (40) to move up the standings. The Blue Devils are the second-highest Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) school behind North Carolina, which is second. Developed as a joint effort between USA Today and NACDA, the Sears Directors' Cup program

No Image Virada Nirapathpongporn Selected Honda Award Nominee
Women's Golf 05/31/2002

May 31, 2002 DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University sophomore Virada Nirapathpongporn has been selected one of five nominees for the 2002 Golf Honda Award. Others selected were Auburn's Danielle Downey, Arizona's Lorena Ochoa, Georgia's Summer Sirmons and Pepperdine's Lindsey Wright. The Honda award is given to the top women's collegiate golfer. The winner will be announced on June 3 and the winner automatically becomes a finalist for the Honda-Broderick Cup, which is awarded annually to the nation's collegiate woman athlete of the year. Nirapathpongporn, a product of Bangkok, Thailand, is coming off of a record-setting performance at the 2002 NCAA Championship as she led the Blue Devils to a second NCAA Championship and won the individual title also. She picked up first team All-America accolades for the second consecutive year, after guiding Duke to eight tournament victories on the season. The 2002 ACC Player of the Year registered the third-best season stroke average in school

No Image Duke Golfer Candy Hannemann Turns Professional; Will Play FUTURES Tour
Women's Golf 05/31/2002

May 31, 2002 DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University senior women's golfer Candy Hannemann announced on Friday she signed with the International Management Group (IMG) and will begin her professional career on the FUTURES Golf Tour. Her first tournament will be on June 6-9 at The Greater Lima FUTURES Open at the Lost Creek Country Club in Lima, Ohio. Hannemann will have 11 tournaments remaining on the FUTURES Tour to try to place in the top three of the money list to receive exempt status on the LPGA Tour next season. The Rio de Janeiro, Brazil native leaves Duke as one of the winningest women's golfers in the history of the program. She concluded her Duke career with two National Championships, 33 team victories, five individual tournament victories, one NCAA Individual Championship, 23 top-10 finishes and with the top stroke average in school history of 72.88, which she had as a junior. Hannemann's 73.55 stroke average as a senior was the seventh best in school history and received

No Image Duke Quotes
Women's Golf 05/28/2002

May 28, 2002 Recap| Notes| Photo Gallery Candy Hannemann Duke On how the team found the focus to win the championship: "We all knew we had to finish strong and knew we could do it. We worked hard. We had a lot of ups and downs. It's a great feeling to finally get our goal. On the championship: "Every victory's different. The fact that this is my last tournament as an amateur makes it all a bit sweeter." On whether she was nervous going into her last round: ?I wasn't nervous at all, starting the day. Coach (Brooks) always makes fun of me because all of a sudden I had this calm feeling. That's what I felt today. I really enjoyed it out there and that's the reason I played well. I love playing (in) pressure situations. That's why we all play golf." Virada "Oui" Nirapathpongporn Duke On what was on her mind during the last round: ?I was actually thinking of the team title because there was no way I could have known how everyone else was doing besides Lorena (Ochoa)

No Image Duke Wins NCAA Championship
Women's Golf 05/25/2002

May 24, 2002 Recap| Quotes| Notes

No Image Nirapathpongporn, Hannemann and Hardin Claim Honors At NGCA Banquet
Women's Golf 05/25/2002

May 25, 2002 AUBURN, WASH. - Just a few hours after the Duke women's golf team took home its second National Championship at the Washington National Golf Club on Friday, the Blue Devils headed to Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash. for the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) annual banquet. At the banquet, Duke's Virada Nirapathpongporn, Candy Hannemann and Leigh Anne Hardin all claimed All-America honors. For the second consecutive year, Nirapathpongporn earned first team accolades after guiding Duke to eight tournament victories and the National Championship. The sophomore registered the third-best season stroke average in school history with a 73.06 mark. The Bangkok, Thailand product posted a NCAA Championship tying four-day total of 279 to claim individual medallist honors at the championship. Nirapathpongporn is quickly rewriting the Duke record books as the sophomore now owns the top 18 (65), 36 (137), 54 (207) and 72-hole (279) scores in Blue Devil history. She has

No Image NCAA Championship Notes
Women's Golf 05/25/2002

May 25, 2002 Recap| Quotes| Photo Gallery Duke's Virada Nirapathpongporn earned medallist honors with a 9-under 279, giving the Blue Devils their second-consecutive individual national champion as Duke's Candy Hannemann won the title in 2001. The duo is the just the third pair of teammates to earn consecutive titles, and the first since 1995. Below is a list of teammates who have earned national championships in consecutive seasons: Name Team Virada Nirapathpongporn, 2002 Duke Candy Hannemann, 2001 Duke Kristel Mourgue d'Algue, 1995 Arizona State Emilee Klein, 1994 Arizona State Annika Sorenstam, 1991 Arizona Susan Slaughter, 1990 Arizona Nirapathpongporn's 72-hole score of 279 equals the all-time NCAA Championships record established by USC's Jennifer Rosales in 1998. Her total of 9-under, however, is not an NCAA record, as Miami (Fla.)'s Penny Hammel tallied a 12-under 284 on a par-74 course in 1983. Nirapathpongporn's four-day total also eclipsed Duke's school