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Ana Belac
Belac, Duke Lead The Landfall Tradition
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 10/27/2017
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WILMINGTON, N.C. – The fourth-ranked Duke women’s golf team continued its stellar play Friday in the opening round of The Landfall Tradition as the Blue Devils carded a Friday record, 11-under-par, 277, to lead by one stroke at the 6,166-yard, par 72 Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.

The Blue Devils were paced by sophomore Ana Belac, who fired a career-best and tournament record, 6-under-par, 66, in the first round to hold the individual lead by one stroke. Belac, who is from Portoroz, Slovenia, was on fire from the beginning of her day Friday notching four birdies on the first eight holes. She moved her score to eight-under-par with birdies on No. 10, No. 11, No. 12 and No. 15, before closing the day with bogeys on No. 17 and No. 18. Belac was hitting her approach shots close all day as he drained six foot putts or less on five different holes for birdie. She hit 14 greens, 13 fairways and had a season-best 25 putts.

As a team, Duke turned in an 11-under-par, 277, and leads by one stroke over second-ranked Alabama (278). Michigan State 282), South Carolina (285) and Purdue (290) rounded out the top five teams. It marked the sixth time this season the Blue Devils have shot in the 270s.

Freshman Jaravee Boonchant posted her eighth even or under par round of her short collegiate career Friday as she turned in a three-under, 69, and is tied for fifth. Boonchant carded eight straight pars, before notching her first birdie of the day on the 392-yard, par four ninth. She added three consecutive birdies over holes 12-14 to move to four-under-par. Boonchant, who is from Bangkok, Thailand, suffered her lone bogey of the day on No. 16 and finished with a 69. She hit 10 greens, 11 fairways and rolled a career-best 24 putts.

Seeing action in her third straight tournament, rookie Miranda Wang registered a two-under, 70, and is tied eighth heading into the second round. A native of Beijing, China, Wang notched two birdies on the front and back and was four-of-five on up-and-downs on the day. She hit 10 fairways, 13 greens and had 28 putts in the first round.

After suffering only her second double-bogey of the season on the second hole, senior Leona Maguire went on to play the final 16 holes at two-under-par with birdies on No. 3, No. 7 and No. 9. A product of Cavan, Ireland, Maguire played the final nine holes at even par with nine pars. She finished the day with an even-par, 72, to rank tied for 20th.

Junior Virginia Elena Carta played her final 14 holes at even par on her way to shooting a one-over, 73. Carta, who hails from Udine, Italy, had opened her day with a birdie on No. 2 and a double-bogey on No. 4. She enters Saturday tied 27th overall.

Duke will tee off Saturday beginning at 10:09 a.m., along with Alabama and Michigan State.

Live scoring will be available via www.GolfStat.com.

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Duke Results
-  1 Ana Belac  Duke  66          -6 
-  T5 Jaravee Boonchant  Duke  69          -3 
-  T8 Miranda Wang  Duke  70          -2 
-  T20 Leona Maguire  Duke  72          E 
-  T27 Virginia Elena Carta  Duke  73          +1

1 Team Scores
1 Duke 277          -11 
2 Alabama 278          -10 
3 Michigan State 282          -6 
4 South Carolina 285          -3 
5 Purdue 290          +2 
6 Furman  292          +4 
T7 Florida 294          +6 
T7 LSU 294          +6 
T7 Oklahoma State 294          +6 
10 Virginia 295          +7 
11 UNC Wilmington 296          +8 
12 Michigan 297          +9 
13 Penn State  298          +10 
T14 North Carolina State 299          +11 
T14 Clemson 299          +11 
16 Notre Dame 301          +13 
17 Kentucky 304          +16 
18 UCF 306          +18 

Start Finish Player Team Scores
-  1 Ana Belac  Duke  66          -6 
-  2 Lauren Stephenson  Alabama  67          -5 
-  T3 Sarah Burnham  Michigan State  68          -4 
-  T3 Beth Lillie  Virginia  68          -4 
-  T5 Kristen Gillman  Alabama  69          -3 
-  T5 Cova SanJuan  Purdue  69          -3 
-  T5 Jaravee Boonchant  Duke  69          -3 
-  T8 Marion Veysseyre  South Carolina  70          -2 
-  T8 Ainhoa Olarra  South Carolina  70          -2 
-  T8 Alice Chen  Furman  70          -2 
-  T8 Cheyenne Knight  Alabama  70          -2 
-  T8 Paz Marfa  Michigan State  70          -2 
-  T8 Natalie Srinivasan  Furman  70          -2 
-  T8 Miranda Wang  Duke  70          -2 
-  T8 Micaela Farah  Purdue  70          -2 
-  T16 Elodie Van Dievoet  Michigan  71          -1 
-  T16 Mary Frances Chauvin  LSU  71          -1 
-  T16 Thao My Nguyen  UNC Wilmington  71          -1 
-  T16 Allyson Geer  Michigan State  71          -1 
-  T20 Marta Perez  Florida  72          E 
-  T20 Chih-Min Chen  Oklahoma State  72          E 
-  T20 Kenzie Neisen  Oklahoma State  72          E 
-  T20 Lois Kaye Go  South Carolina  72          E 
-  T20 Jackie Rogowicz  Penn State  72          E 
-  T20 Lakareber Abe  Alabama  72          E 
-  T20 Leona Maguire  Duke  72          E 
-  T27 Ana Pelaez  South Carolina  73          +1 
-  T27 Carlotta Ricolfi  Florida  73          +1 
-  T27 Taylor Tomlinson  Florida  73          +1 
-  T27 Carolyn Markley  Michigan State  73          +1 
-  T27 Nicole Morales *  Alabama  73          +1 
-  T27 Ashley Czarnecki  Clemson  73          +1 
-  T27 Ana Paula Valdes  Clemson  73          +1 
-  T27 Virginia Elena Carta  Duke  73          +1 
-  T35 Kathy Lim  Michigan  74          +2 
-  T35 India Clyburn  North Carolina State  74          +2 
-  T35 Cara Basso  Penn State  74          +2 
-  T35 Maddie McCrary  Oklahoma State  74          +2 
-  T35 Laura Kowohl  North Carolina State  74          +2 
-  T35 Kathleen Gallagher  LSU  74          +2 
-  T35 Ellinoora Moisio  UNC Wilmington  74          +2 
-  T35 Claudia De Antonio  LSU  74          +2 
-  T35 Haylee Harford  Furman  74          +2 
-  T35 Madison Moosa *  Furman  74          +2 
-  T35 Mia Ayer  Notre Dame  74          +2
-  T35 Isabella DiLisio  Notre Dame  74          +2 
-  T47 Emily White  Michigan  75          +3 
-  T47 Naomi Ko  North Carolina State  75          +3 
-  T47 Katie Sharp  Michigan State  75          +3 
-  T47 Angelica Moresco  Alabama  75          +3 
-  T47 Lyberty Anderson  UNC Wilmington  75          +3 
-  T47 Leonie Bettel  Kentucky  75          +3 
-  T47 Sydney Cavin  LSU  75          +3 
-  T47 Grace Rose  Kentucky  75          +3 
-  T47 Katharine Patrick  Virginia  75          +3 
-  T47 Ida Ayu Melati Putri  Purdue  75          +3 
-  T47 Alice Hewson  Clemson  75          +3 
-  T58 Cecily Overbey  North Carolina State  76          +4 
-  T58 Anita Uwadia  South Carolina  76          +4 
-  T58 Stephanie Astrup  Oklahoma State  76          +4 
-  T58 Lauren Waller  Penn State  76          +4 
-  T58 Madelein Herr  Penn State  76          +4 
-  T58 Addison Baggarly  Florida  76          +4 
-  T58 Elin Esborn  Florida  76          +4 
-  T58 Isabelle Johansson  Kentucky  76          +4 
-  T58 Kayla Thompson  UNC Wilmington  76          +4 
-  T58 Julia Ford  Virginia  76          +4 
-  T58 Chinatsu Kobayashi  UCF  76          +4 
-  T58 Marta Martin  Purdue  76          +4 
-  T58 Maddie Rose Hamilton  Notre Dame  76          +4 
-  T58 Anna Redding  Virginia  76          +4 
-  T58 Maria Balcazar  UCF  76          +4 
-  T58 Inez Wanamarta  Purdue  76          +4 
-  T74 Hannah Ghelfi  Michigan  77          +5 
-  T74 Ana Laura Collado *  UCF  77          +5 
-  T74 Caroline Cahill *  UNC Wilmington  77          +5 
-  T74 Kaeli Jones  UCF  77          +5 
-  T74 Kayla Kozak  UCF  77          +5 
-  T74 Emma Albrecht  Notre Dame  77          +5 
-  T80 Sarah Shipley  Kentucky  78          +6 
-  T80 Reona Hirai  Furman  78          +6 
-  T80 Kendall Griffin  LSU  78          +6 
-  T80 Morgan Gonzales  Virginia  78          +6 
-  T80 Sydney Legacy  Clemson  78          +6 
-  T85 Crystal Huang  North Carolina State  79          +7 
-  T85 Rachael Mast  UNC Wilmington  79          +7 
-  T85 Alaina Yeatts *  UNC Wilmington  79          +7 
-  T85 Abby Heck  Notre Dame  79          +7 
-  T89 Ashley Kim  Michigan  80          +8 
-  T89 Emma Broze  Oklahoma State  80          +8 
-  T89 Jacqueline Bendrick  Furman  80          +8 
-  T89 Allison Snakard *  Notre Dame  80          +8 
-  T89 Marisa Messana  Clemson  80          +8 
-  94 Megan McLean  Penn State  82          +10 
-  95 Claire Carlin  Kentucky  83          +11 
-  96 Anna Hack  UCF  85          +13 

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