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Virginia Elena Carta
Carta to Play in European Team Championship
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 07/09/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University rising senior Virginia Elena Carta will represent her country of Italy in the 2018 European Amateur Team Championship, which will take place July 10-14 at the Golf Club Murhof in Austria.

Along with Italy competing will be Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

The event will feature 36 holes of stroke play July 10-11 followed by match play July 12-14.

A product of Udine, Italy, Carta is coming off turning in a 73.21 stroke average in eight tournaments. Carta, a three-time All-ACC selection, placed tied fifth at the ACC Championship, while also notching three other top 20 finishes. The 2016 NCAA Individual Champion notched 11 rounds of even or under par and finished the season ranked No. 72 in the Golfweek Individual ledger.

Each team consists of six players. Over the first two days, all players play two rounds of individual stroke play, with each team's five lowest scores out of six counting each day. The team classification following day two will decide the seeding for the match play flights, which are played on the following three days. The match play flights are divided into Flight A, the top eight teams, and Flight B, the teams ranked 9th-16th.

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