DURHAM, N.C.- The third-ranked Duke women's golf team will open the 2012-13 campaign this weekend as the Blue Devils will participate in the Cougar Classic in Charleston, S.C. The classic will take place from Sept. 9-11 with 18 holes each day at the 6,219-yard, par 72 Yeamans Hall Club.
Other teams competing this weekend will be Alabama, Auburn, College of Charleston, Charleston Southern, Florida, Furman, Georgia, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Mississippi, North Carolina, N.C. State, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, UCF, UNCG, Wake Forest, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Head coach Dan Brooks will feature a roster of senior Lindy Duncan, senior Stacey Kim, junior Laetitia Beck, freshman Celine Boutier and freshman Ashley Xiao. Brooks enters his 29th season with the Blue Devils and is coming off a 2011-12 campaign where Duke won its 17th ACC Championship.
Duke has been preseason ranked No. 3 by Golfweek and No. 5 in the Golf World Coaches Poll, while Duncan was tabbed the No. 1 player to watch by Golf World.
Live stats will be available at www.GolfStat.com.