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Celine Boutier
Courtesy: Jim Daves, UVA Sports Information
Celine Boutier
Blue Devils, Boutier Claim Leads at ACC Championship
Saturday 04/18/2014  -  Duke Sports Information
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The second round was moving day for the third-ranked Duke women’s golf team Friday at the ACC Championship as the Blue Devils carded a one-over-par, 285, and now holds a 14-stroke lead with 18 holes remaining at the 6,107-yard, par 71 Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.

Looking to claim her third straight individual title, Blue Devil sophomore Celine Boutier fired a two-under-par, 69, in the second round and now leads by three strokes heading into Saturday’s final round.  A product of Montrouge, France, Boutier (140) leads by three over Florida State’s Matilda Castren (143).  Boutier is coming off registering titles at the Bryan National Collegiate and the PING/ASU Invitational, while looking for her first ACC title.

“I played really well so I am glad I shot under par because I hit it close to the pin and then my putting was much better than yesterday,” said Boutier.  “I feel like the last five holes you can make birdies.  The two par fives are reachable. I am really glad that I managed to birdie those on the way in.”

As a team, Duke holds a 36-hole ledger of 576 and leads by 14 strokes over Virginia.  The Blue Devils and Cavaliers entered Friday tied with a 291 following Thursday’s round.  The Cavaliers turned in a 299 in the second round to fall behind Duke.  The Blue Devils are the two-time defending ACC Champions and have won a total of 18 ACC titles, including 17 under Duke head coach Dan Brooks.

“Well today wasn’t looking that great to me,” commented Brooks.  “Of course, Laetitia was not having a great day so I spent a lot of time with her.  She got it together on the backside.  While we were together, the others were making some birdies coming in.  There was a lot of great golf going on, but I didn’t see a lot because I was focused in on one or two players.”

Rounding out the team scores were Virginia (590), North Carolina (597), Miami (599), NC State (600), Florida State (605), Notre Dame (609), Maryland (611), Clemson (611), Wake Forest (617) and Boston College (644).  

After opening with three birdies over a span of four holes Thursday, Boutier suffered a three-putt bogey on the first hole Friday.  She settled down and birdied holes four and five to get to one-under-par for the day.  Boutier moved to two-under after a birdie on the 152-yard, par three 12th, but suffered a double-bogey on No. 14 to fall back to even par.  

“She is just doing great,” Brooks said about the play of Boutier.  “I think she is a little happier on the golf course.  She seems to be handling the ups and downs a little bit better and that is great.  She has controlled her expectations pretty well after having won two tournaments individually.  She seems to be handling that pretty well.”

Heading into the final four holes, which featured two par fives, Boutier finished strong with short birdie putts on both par fives, No. 15 and No. 18, to close at 2-under-par, 69.  

As a team, Duke features four golfers in the top seven, individually – Boutier (1st), Yu Liu (5th), Sandy Choi (6th) and Laetitia Beck (7th).  

“It is nice to see that,” commented Brooks.  “We just have to keep fighting and do the same thing.  We have our sights set on big things.  We need to keep fighting and do our best.”


Carding an even-par, 71, in the second round was Choi, who moved into sixth overall with a 36-hole ledger of 146.  A product of San Diego, Calif., Choi had a solid start with an even-par front nine that included seven pars, one bogey and one birdie on the 345-yard, par four ninth hole.  She opened her back nine with bogeys on No. 10 and No. 12, but closed strong birding both par fives – No. 15 and No. 18 with very short putts.  She hit 13 fairways, 10 greens and had a team-best 28 putts.  

Liu, a freshman out of Beijing, China, collected four consecutive pars to open her second round before tapping in for birdie on the 483-yard, par five fifth hole.  She went on to make the turn at one-over, 36, after suffering bogeys on No. 6 and No. 9.  Liu opened her back nine with a two-foot birdie on the 11th and moved to one-under-par, after rolling in a three-foot birdie on No. 15.  She closed with a bogey on No. 16 and No. 17 to finish with a 73.  Liu hit 14 greens, 10 fairways and had 33 putts on the day.  

After opening with four bogeys over her first six holes, Beck settled down to shoot even-par over her final 12 holes of action.  The senior got in trouble off the tee on No. 15 and had to take a drop, but regrouped on No. 17 with a birdie to finish with a 75.  Beck hit 10 greens, seven fairways and had 33 putts.  

Rebounding from a 79 on day one, senior Alejandra Cangrejo had a solid day on the course posting a 73 and is tied 24th overall with a 152.  Cangrejo, a native of Bogota, Colombia, had five straight pars to open her day before suffering bogeys on No. 6 and No. 7.  She carded a five-foot birdie putt on No. 9 to get back to one-over for the day.  Cangrejo had bogeys on the 12th and 14th holes, but had a nice birdie on the 15th to get back to two-over.  She hit 11 greens, eight fairways and had 31 putts for the day.  

As a team, Duke registered 14 birdies on the day, including six on holes No. 15 and No. 18.  The Blue Devils will tee off beginning at 9:20 a.m., along with North Carolina and Virginia in the final round.  Inclement weather is expected to hit the area on Friday evening and the ACC will release in the morning if tee times will change.  

“It was a little gustier today,” said Brooks on the conditions.  “It was probably not any more wind but it was gustier.  It was difficult to know what club to pull out.  I would say it was similar in difficulty to the first round.”


Other Duke Notes:
•    Duke played the par fives in the second round at seven-under-par.
•    Overall, Duke has won the ACC Championship in 1984, ‘85, ‘93, ‘96, ‘97, ‘98, ‘99, 2000, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ’07, ’08, ’12, ‘13.
•    Eleven different Blue Devils have claimed individual honors at the ACC Championship— Mary Anne Widman (1984), Evelyn Orley (1985), Kathi Poppmeier (1994), Jenny Chuasiriporn (1996 & 1997), Beth Bauer (1999), Maria Garcia-Estrada (2000), Virada Nirapathpongporn (2001), Candy Hannemann (2002), Brittany Lang (2004 & 2005), Blumenherst (2006, 2007 & 2008), Lindy Duncan (2012).
•    Brooks is in his 30th season with the Blue Devils. He is a 12-time ACC Coach of the Year selection and has led Duke to an NCAA-record 117 victories.  Brooks has guided the Blue Devils to NCAA Championships in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
•    A Blue Devil individual has claimed medalist honors at each of the last three events Duke has competed in.

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Duke Results
T2 1 Celine Boutier Duke 71 69 140 -2
T7 5 Yu Liu Duke 73 72 145 +3
T14 6 Sandy Choi Duke 75 71 146 +4
T5 T7 Laetitia Beck Duke 72 75 147 +5
T34 T24 Alejandra Cangrejo Duke 79 73 152 +10

1 2 Team Scores
T1 1 Duke 291 285 576 +8
T1 2 Virginia 291 299 590 +22
4 3 North Carolina 299 298 597 +29
3 4 Miami 298 301 599 +31
9 5 NC State 308 292 600 +32
T5 6 Florida State 306 299 605 +37
T5 7 Notre Dame 306 303 609 +41
T5 T8 Maryland 306 305 611 +43
8 T8 Clemson 307 304 611 +43
10 10 Wake Forest 311 306 617 +49
11 11 Boston College 335 309 644 +76

Start Finish Player Team Scores
T2 1 Celine Boutier Duke 71 69 140 -2
1 2 Matilda Castren Florida State 69 74 143 +1
T2 T3 Lauren Coughlin Virginia 71 73 144 +2
T2 T3 Briana Mao Virginia 71 73 144 +2
T7 5 Yu Liu Duke 73 72 145 +3
T14 6 Sandy Choi Duke 75 71 146 +4
T22 T7 Brittany Marchand NC State 76 71 147 +5
T14 T7 Elizabeth Mallett North Carolina 75 72 147 +5
T12 T7 Katherine Perry North Carolina 74 73 147 +5
T5 T7 Laetitia Beck Duke 72 75 147 +5
T7 T11 Ashlan Ramsey Clemson 73 75 148 +6
T14 T11 Talia Campbell Notre Dame 75 73 148 +6
T14 T11 Kailey Walsh Miami 75 73 148 +6
T5 T14 Juliet Vongphoumy Maryland 72 77 149 +7
T22 T14 Daniela Darquea Miami 76 73 149 +7
T7 T14 Lauren Diaz-Yi Virginia 73 76 149 +7
T14 T17 Elizabeth Doty Wake Forest 75 75 150 +8
T34 T17 Sloan Shanahan Clemson 79 71 150 +8
T14 T17 Augusta James NC State 75 75 150 +8
T7 T17 Maia Schechter North Carolina 73 77 150 +8
T7 T17 Delfina Acosta Miami 73 77 150 +8
T27 T22 Ana Menendez NC State 77 74 151 +9
T22 T22 Jordan Ferreira Notre Dame 76 75 151 +9
T39 T24 Lindsay McGetrick NC State 80 72 152 +10
T14 T24 Laure Castelain Florida State 75 77 152 +10
T34 T24 Alejandra Cangrejo Duke 79 73 152 +10
T12 T24 Rika Park Miami 74 78 152 +10
T39 T28 Allison Emrey Wake Forest 80 73 153 +11
T49 T28 Cristina McQuiston Boston College 83 70 153 +11
T27 T28 Leslie Cloots North Carolina 77 76 153 +11
T22 T28 Portland Rosen Virginia 76 77 153 +11
T27 32 Alexandria Papell Maryland 77 77 154 +12
T46 T33 Alex Milan Florida State 82 73 155 +13
T39 T33 Lydia Gumm Florida State 80 75 155 +13
T32 T33 Jackie Chang North Carolina 78 77 155 +13
T32 T33 Ashley Armstrong Notre Dame 78 77 155 +13
T27 T33 Kelli Oride Notre Dame 77 78 155 +13
T51 T38 Emily Gimpel Maryland 84 72 156 +14
T22 T38 Heidi Baek Maryland 76 80 156 +14
T34 T38 Elizabeth Brightwell Virginia 79 77 156 +14
T43 41 Katia Joo Boston College 81 76 157 +15
T27 T42 Sierra Sims Wake Forest 77 81 158 +16
T14 T42 Lauren Salazar Clemson 75 83 158 +16
T34 T42 Kristina Nhim Notre Dame 79 79 158 +16
T46 T45 Marissa Dodd Wake Forest 82 77 159 +17
T39 T45 McKenzie Talbert Clemson 80 79 159 +17
T43 47 Jessica Gregory Maryland 81 79 160 +18
T34 T48 Mariana Sims Wake Forest 79 82 161 +19
T46 T48 Jessica Hoang Clemson 82 79 161 +19
T49 T48 Christina Ocampo Miami 83 78 161 +19
T43 T51 Christina Wang Boston College 81 81 162 +20
T51 T51 Vivian Tsui NC State 84 78 162 +20
53 53 Carlton Kuhlo Florida State 85 78 163 +21
T54 54 Lelesse Mocio Boston College 90 82 172 +30
T54 55 Regan Simeone Boston College 90 86 176 +34
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