After posting one of the best freshman seasons in Duke history and claiming National Player and Freshman of the Year honors, Amanda Blumenherst carded a one-under-par, 70, on Friday in the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open and sits tied for fifth, which is one shot out of the lead in Newport, R.I.
2006 Women's Golf National Champions
After about eight hours of waiting for the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open to begin on Thursday, the USGA postponed play until Friday due to fog. The U.S. Open will now feature 18 holes on Friday and Saturday, while Sunday’s final round will be a challenging 36 holes.
The 2006 U.S. Women’s Open is set to kick off on Thursday morning with a Blue Devil feel as eight former or current Duke golfers will play at the Newport Country Club in Newport, R.I. from June 29-July 2.
Former Duke golfer Brittany Lang and rising sophomore Amanda Blumenherst each finished in the top-20 of the Wegmans LPGA on Sunday at the 6,221-yard, par 72 Locust Hill Country Club.
Looking for her first professional victory, former Duke golfer Brittany Lang heads into the final round of the Wegmans LPGA one stroke off the lead at the 6,221-yard, par 72 Locust Hill Country Club.
The U.S. Women’s Open in Newport, R.I. will have a Blue Devil feel in 2006 as eight former and current Duke women’s golfers will be competing in the second major LPGA event of the year. The U.S. Open will be played at the Newport R.I. Country Club.
Virada Nirapathpongporn is a 2004 Duke graduate and a four-time All-America for the Blue Devils. She is a rookie on the LPGA Tour and is writing a blog during the season. Blog from www.lpga.com.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) released the inaugural All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team on Friday with Duke’s Anna Grzebien and Amanda Blumenherst earning spots on the squad.
Duke University freshman Amanda Blumenherst added three more awards to her very impressive resume this week as Golfweek released its end of the season college awards with Blumenherst earning Player and Freshman of the Year as well as first team All-America honors.
Virginia Grimes and Jane Park, both USGA champions and past Curtis Cuppers, headline the eight-woman amateur golf team selected to represent the United States of America at the 2006 Curtis Cup Match, which will be played July 29-30 at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore.
After leading Duke to its fourth NCAA Championship on Friday and taking home five awards at the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) banquet later that evening, rising sophomore Amanda Blumenherst will play in her first LPGA event this weekend at the 54-hole ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway Township, N.J.