DURHAM, N.C. – Coming off a 2018-19 season that saw the Duke women’s golf program be crowned NCAA Champions for the seventh time in school history, head coach Dan Brooks has announced the 2019-20 schedule that includes seven regular season tournaments beginning in September.
The Blue Devils return five members off of their championship squad, including Golfweek First Team All-America Jaravee Boonchant, Third Team All-America Ana Belac and Third Team All-America Gina Kim. Duke also returns juniors Miranda Wang and Hannah O’Sullivan. The team also welcomes the addition of two of the top freshmen nationally in Megan Furtney and Erica Shepherd.
Brooks, entering his 36th season at the helm of the women’s golf program, has guided the Blue Devils to seven NCAA Championships, 20 ACC championships and an NCAA Division I record 136 victories.
Annika Intercollegiate Invitational
Sept. 16-18, 2019
Lake Elmo, Minn. (Royal Golf Club)
Visiting the Royal Golf Club for the second-straight year and the fifth time in six years, the Blue Devils will be opening their season at the Annika Intercollegiate Invitational. The tournament will feature one of the best fields in the nation. Duke’s top finish at the course came in 2015-16, when the team shot an 856 and finished fourth. Despite improving on their team score with an 850 in 2018, the Blue Devils placed fifth.
Competing in 2019 will be Duke, Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Minnesota, South Carolina, Texas, USC, UCLA, Virginia and Wake Forest.
Windy City Collegiate Classic
Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2019
Chicago, Ill. (Glenview CC)
The Blue Devils will travel to Chicago, Ill., for the fourth consecutive year, taking on the field in the Windy City Collegiate Classic at the Glenview Country Club. After two straight years finishing third, the Blue Devils turned in a sixth-place finish last time around, shooting a team ledger of 878.
Competing in 2019 will be Duke, Arizona, Arizona State, Augusta, Florida, Iowa State, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Purdue, South Carolina, Southern California, Vanderbilt and Virginia.
Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational
Oct. 11-13, 2019
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Finley Golf Course)
Winning the event in back-to-back seasons, the Blue Devils will look for their third title in as many years at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational. In the 39th time competing in the event, Duke will look to Ana Belac to improve upon her third place, 210 (-6) finish, and guide the Blue Devils to their 17th victory at the event. Duke has placed on top of the field in five of the last six seasons. A Blue Devil golfer has won the individual title a total of 12 times.
Competing in 2019 will be Duke, Alabama, Arkansas, Charlotte, Clemson, Furman, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, NC State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Rollins, South Carolina, Tulane, UNC Wilmington, Virginia and Wake Forest.
East Lake Cup
Oct. 28-30, 2019
Atlanta, Ga. (East Lake Country Club)
For the first time since 2017, the Blue Devils are heading back to Atlanta for the East Lake Cup. The last time Duke took part in the cup, the Blue Devils earned the No. 3 seed after qualifying and then went on to defeat UCLA and Washington to win the title. Competing in 2019 will be Duke, Arizona, Wake Forest and Auburn.
Rising senior Ana Belac was a member on the 2017 East Lake Cup squad that took down the Huskies, 3-1-1, for the championship. It will mark the third time since 2016 that the Blue Devils have competed in one of the premier events that will be aired by Golf Channel.
Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge
Feb. 9-11, 2020
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. (Palos Verdes Golf Club)
A year hiatus from the event, Duke travels to sunny California to open the spring portion of the season at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. Two seasons ago, the Blue Devils placed eighth overall at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. The Blue Devils’ highest finish in the event as of late was second in 2014.
Competing in 2020 will be Duke, Ohio State, Southern California, Washington, Wake Forest, Texas, UCLA, Arizona, Florida, Kent State, Pepperdine, Arizona State, Stanford, Oregon, Auburn and Vanderbilt.
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
March 6-8, 2020
Hilton Head, S.C. (Long Cove Club)
The Long Cove Club will play hosts to Duke for the seventh straight year in early March. The Blue Devils have twice won the tournament in 2014 and 2015, as Yu Liu and Leona Maguire, respectively, won the individual titles as well. In the past two seasons, Duke has finished in fourth, including an 869-stroke team performance in 2019. Jaravee Boonchant (212, -1) and Gina Kim (213, E) led the Blue Devils last year as both collected top five finishes.
Competing in 2020 will be Duke, Florida State, Baylor, Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Furman, Georgia, LSU, Northwestern, UCLA, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wake Forest.
Valspar Augusta Invitational
March 14-15, 2020
Augusta, Ga. (Forest Hills Golf Club)
Duke makes its second trip of the season to Georgia as the Blue Devils head to Augusta for the Valspar Augusta Invitational. The mid-March matchup at the Forest Hills Golf Club marks the first time the Blue Devils will compete in this event. The teams will play 36 holes on Saturday followed by 18 holes on Sunday to conclude the event.
Competing in 2020 will be Duke, Augusta, Central Arkansas, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Daytona State, East Tennessee State, Florida State, Georgia Southern, Kennesaw State, Kent State, Memphis, Ole Miss, Purdue, South Florida and Texas Tech.
April 23-26, 2020
Pawleys Island, S.C. (The Reserve Golf Club)
Finishing third in last season’s ACC Championship, Duke looks to claim its 22nd conference title and the third in the last four years. In 2018-19, Ana Belac and Jaravee Boonchant made a strong push for individual titles as they finished third and fourth, respectively. The last time the tournament was contested at The Reserve Golf Club was in 2017 when the Blue Devils claimed the title with a 54-hole ledger of 859. Leona Maguire won the event with a six-under-par, 210.
NCAA Regional Championship
May 11-13, 2020
Athens, Ga. (University of Georgia GC)
Notre Dame, Ind. (Warren GC)
Pullman, Wash. (Palouse Ridge Golf Club)
Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole GC)
In 2020, the NCAA regional sites will be Athens, Ga., Notre Dame, Ind., Pullman, Wash., and Raleigh, N.C. Duke is coming off a third place team finish with a team score of 868 at the Auburn Regional last season. The Blue Devils look for their 11th NCAA Regional Championship, having previously won in 2018, 2015, 2013, 2007, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 and 1996.
May 22-27, 2020
Scottsdale, Ariz. (Raptor Course at Grayhawk Golf Club)
National. Champions. The Blue Devils sat on top of the collegiate world after defeating Wake Forest at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., for the seventh NCAA Championship in school history in 2019. Duke will hopefully head to Scottsdale, Ariz., in May to play for its title for an eighth in school history – the previous coming in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014 and 2019. It will mark the first of three straight years the championship will be held in Scottsdale, Ariz.