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Top-Seeded Duke Claims 10th NCAA Regional Title
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 05/09/2018
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MADISON, Wisc. – The Duke women’s golf team claimed its 10th NCAA Regional title in school history Wednesday as the top-seeded Blue Devils won the Madison Regional with an impressive 14-under-par, 850, at the 6,313-yard, par 72 University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisc.

The Blue Devils carded the second-lowest regional 54-hole ledger in school history with an 850 and won by nine strokes over Virginia (859). Other advancing teams to the NCAA Championship include Southern California (862), Arizona State (863), Ohio State (863) and Northwestern (864).

“We didn’t play real well at the start,” commented Duke head coach Dan Brooks on how the weather impacted play. “It impacted everybody in the tournament. We kind of got off to a slow start and then I saw Virginia get a great birdie on nine and it seemed like that was the turning point where we started to go back down again. It was a slow bleed going on. I think we were only up by three or four at one point in the whole tournament and then we started going back the other way.”

The six advancing teams will head to Stillwater, Okla., for the NCAA Championship May 18-23 at Karsten Creek Golf Club. Duke will compete in its 30th NCAA Championship and has won six NCAA titles in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2014.

Duke posted rounds of 283, 279 and 288 over the three days, while dealing with heavy rain and high winds in the final round. The 54-hole score of 850 is ranks just behind the 2007 squad that carded a 20-under, 844, on its way to winning the East Region title. The Blue Devils joined the 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2013 and 2014 Duke teams winning region championships.

‘We try to win every tournament,” said Brooks. “You hope that you get in, but you are here for another reason. This team would have been unhappy if we hadn’t won it.”

Senior Leona Maguire carded her second straight round in the 60s on her way to posting a three-day score of eight-under, 208, to finish two shots behind individual medalist Nicole Schroeder of Oregon State (-10, 206). Maguire tied Ohio State’s Jaclyn Lee for second.

“I am really proud of the entire team,” said Maguire. “I think everybody stepped up this week. Regionals is always a very important event and we knew that this field top to bottom was pretty strong and that we would have to play some really good golf to come out on top. The team battled really well in the rain this morning. It is nice to get that win at regionals to set us up nicely going into nationals.”

Over the final two days, Maguire carded rounds of 65 and 69 to shoot 10-under-par. It marked her 32nd career round in the 60s and fourth consecutive top 10 finish in NCAA Regional play.

“Obviously, I would have liked to start a little bit better the first day,” commented Maguire. “But to put two good numbers together coming in to help the team; I couldn’t really have asked for more than that. It gives me a lot of confidence going into nationals. Same for the entire team. I think everybody handled the conditions really well and everybody’s games are right where they need to be.”

A product of Cavan, Ireland, Maguire opened her day on No. 1 in very challenging conditions. She had pars on the first two holes and then hit her approach into the 174-yard, par three third and came up short due to the high winds. Maguire finished with a bogey and then turned in pars over the next six holes. The weather started to clear up on the back and she hit her approach shots tight on No. 10 and No. 11 to make birdie. Maguire added birdies on No. 16 and No. 18 to play her final nine holes at four-under-par. She hit 14 greens, 11 fairways and rolled 27 putts. Her 15 birdies over the three days was tied for first.

“It definitely wasn’t easy,” said Maguire on the challenging conditions to start. “We had to deal with rain and wind. Those first few holes played a lot different than they played the last few days. They are probably some of the trickiest to have to start on. I think we did a really good job and stayed patient on those few holes and sort of took our chances coming in a little bit more.”

Sophomore Ana Belac posted her second straight top 15 finish in a NCAA Regional as she carded a one-under, 215, after posting rounds of 70, 70 and 75. Her lone birdie of the day came on the 378-yard, par four 10th as she hit her seven-iron from 145 yards to a foot. For the round, she hit 11 greens, 10 fairways and had 31 putts. Belac placed tied second over the three days with 40 pars.

With rounds of 68, 76 and 72 for a 54-hole ledger of 216, junior Virginia Elena Carta tied for 17th at even par. Carta, who is from Udine, Italy, suffered bogeys on No. 3 and No. 8, but had a two-putt birdie on the ninth to move to one-over-par. She had a bogey on the 12th, but closed with a seven-foot birdie on No. 14 and a three-footer for birdie on No. 2. Carta played her final eight holes at two-under to finish even par. She hit a team-best 16 greens, 12 fairways and had 34 putts for her round.

Freshman Jaravee Boonchant opened her day on the par five second and was even par through three holes, before suffering her first of three bogeys. She came back to total short birdies on the seventh and ninth to get to one-under-par through eight holes. Boonchant, who hails from Bangkok, Thailand, added eight pars and two bogeys over her final 10 holes to shoot 73. She ended the week tied 23rd overall with a one-over, 217. It snapped a streak of four consecutive top 10 finishes for the Blue Devil rookie.

For the first time in her Duke career, senior Lisa Maguire counted all three rounds as she signed for a 74 Wednesday. She placed tied 37th with a season-best 54-hole score of 219 with rounds of 73, 72 and 74. Maguire, a native of Cavan, Ireland, had a double-bogey on her opening fourth hole, but went on to play her next 16 holes at one-under-par with birdies on No. 11 and No. 16. She closed the day with a bogey on the third hole. Maguire hit 13 greens, nine fairways and had 32 putts to finish out her third NCAA regional.

Duke led the field with a 25-under score on par fives and was tied first on par fours with a six-over ledger. The Blue Devils connected on 50 birdies in Wisconsin.

“What is really great is that we’ve got five players that are playing well,” commented Brooks. “That is what is great. On top of that you have the low rounds going on. I just like all five of them playing even or right around there.”

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Duke Results
T3 T2 Leona Maguire  Duke  74   65  69       208  -8 
T5 T11 Ana Belac  Duke  70   70  75       215  -1 
T24 T17 Virginia Elena Carta  Duke  68   76  72       216  E
T24 T23 Jaravee Boonchant  Duke  72   72  73       217  +1 
T30 T37 Lisa Maguire  Duke  73   72  74       219  +3 

1 2 3 Team Scores
2  1  1 Duke 283  279  288       850  -14 
1  2  2 Virginia 279  291  289       859  -5 
3  3  3 Southern California 285  288  289       862  -2 
4  T4  T4 Arizona State  288  286  289       863  -1 
8  T6  T4 Ohio State 293  284  286       863  -1 
9  T6  6 Northwestern  294  283  287       864  E 
7  T6  7 Illinois 292  285  289       866  +2 
5  T4  8 Oregon State  289  285  294       868  +4 
6  10  9 Wisconsin 290  293  291       874  +10 
T10  9  10 Iowa State 295  286  297       878  +14 
T12  11  11 Purdue 298  286  296       880  +16 
14  14  12 Notre Dame 299  297  290       886  +22 
T12  12  13 Campbell  298  290  299       887  +23 
T10  13  T14 Old Dominion 295  295  315       905  +41 
15  15  T14 Idaho 306  297  302       905  +41 
16  16  16 Murray State  307  302  303       912  +48 
18  17  17 North Dakota State 315  298  313       926  +62 
17  18  18 IUPUI 313  307  308       928  +64 

Start Finish Player Team Scores
1 1 Nicole Schroeder  Oregon State  68   66  72       206  -10 
T3 T2 Leona Maguire  Duke  74   65  69       208  -8 
T3 T2 Jaclyn Lee  Ohio State  71   68  69       208  -8 
T7 T4 Gabby Curtis  Wisconsin  67   74  68       209  -7 
T16 T4 Brooke Riley  Northwestern  71   72  66       209  -7 
T16 6 Jennifer Chang  Southern California  73   70  68       211  -5 
T5 T7 Beth Lillie  Virginia  67   73  73       213  -3 
T9 T7 Roberta Liti  Arizona State  72   70  71       213  -3 
T9 T7 Katharine Patrick  Virginia  69   73  71       213  -3 
2 T7 Erin Harper *  Indiana  70   68  75       213  -3 
T52 T11 Emma Albrecht  Notre Dame  73   75  67       215  -1 
T37 T11 Grace Park  Illinois  73   73  69       215  -1 
T16 T11 Sophie Hausmann  Idaho  72   71  72       215  -1 
T7 T11 Allisen Corpuz  Southern California  69   72  74       215  -1 
T9 T11 Stacey White  Campbell  71   71  73       215  -1 
T5 T11 Ana Belac  Duke  70   70  75       215  -1 
T24 T17 Pinyada Kuvanun *  Toledo  73   71  72       216  E 
T24 T17 Raquel Olmos  Arizona State  73   71  72       216  E 
T9 T17 Sarah Cho  Northwestern  72   70  74       216  E 
T24 T17 Niki Schroeder  Ohio State  75   69  72       216  E 
T24 T17 Virginia Elena Carta  Duke  68   76  72       216  E 
T30 T17 Anna Redding  Virginia  70   75  71       216  E 
T37 T23 Celia Barquin Arozamena  Iowa State  73   73  71       217  +1 
T16 T23 Sophia Zeeb  Arizona State  70   73  74       217  +1 
T30 T23 Olivia Mehaffey  Arizona State  73   72  72       217  +1 
T52 T23 Abby Heck  Notre Dame  75   73  69       217  +1 
T9 T23 Lexi Harkins  Wisconsin  73   69  75       217  +1 
T24 T23 Jaravee Boonchant  Duke  72   72  73       217  +1 
T44 T23 Melati Putri  Purdue  77   70  70       217  +1 
T9 T30 Amelia Garvey  Southern California  70   72  76       218  +2 
T44 T30 Ellie Slama  Oregon State  75   72  71       218  +2 
T30 T30 Tristyn Nowlin  Illinois  72   73  73       218  +2 
T16 T30 Chayanid Prapassarangkul  Illinois  74   69  75       218  +2 
T9 T30 Marta Martin  Purdue  72   70  76       218  +2 
T24 T30 Morgan Gonzales  Virginia  73   71  74       218  +2 
T30 T30 Aneta Abrahamova  IUPUI  70   75  73       218  +2 
T30 T37 Lisa Maguire  Duke  73   72  74       219  +3 
T37 T37 Dana Gattone  Illinois  75   71  73       219  +3 
T37 T37 Rio Watanabe  Ohio State  75   71  73       219  +3 
T37 T37 Stephanie Lau  Northwestern  76   70  73       219  +3 
T30 T37 Bing Singhsumalee  Illinois  73   72  74       219  +3 
T44 T42 Cova SanJuan  Purdue  71   76  73       220  +4 
T44 T42 Cara Basso *  Penn State  74   73  73       220  +4 
T30 T42 Alanna Campbell  Iowa State  73   72  75       220  +4 
T37 T42 Hannah Kim  Northwestern  75   71  74       220  +4
T16 T42 Chayanit Wangmahaporn  Iowa State  74   69  77       220  +4 
T16 T47 Katerina Vlasinova  Old Dominion  74   69  78       221  +5 
T52 T47 Anna Moore  Murray State  73   75  73       221  +5 
T16 T47 Charlotte De Corte  Old Dominion  71   72  78       221  +5 
T44 T50 Madison Kerley  Arizona State  74   73  75       222  +6 
T62 T50 Adeena Shears  Ohio State  74   76  72       222  +6 
T37 T50 Annelie Sjoholm  Campbell  76   70  76       222  +6 
T44 T50 Alyaa Abdulghany  Southern California  73   74  75       222  +6 
T59 T54 Becky Klongland  Wisconsin  73   76  74       223  +7 
T59 T54 Alex Wright  Ohio State  73   76  74       223  +7 
T52 T54 Susie Cavanagh  Oregon State  75   73  75       223  +7 
T62 T57 Desiree Andersson  Campbell  79   71  74       224  +8 
T44 T57 Connie Jaffrey *  Kansas State  72   75  77       224  +8 
T52 T57 Olivia Benzin  Oregon State  72   76  76       224  +8 
T52 T57 Mari Nishiura  Oregon State  74   74  76       224  +8 
T65 T61 Jessica Reinecke  Wisconsin  77   74  74       225  +9 
T44 T61 Amelia Mehmet Grohn  Iowa State  75   72  78       225  +9 
T77 T63 Gabriela Ruffels  Southern California  77   77  72       226  +10 
T59 T63 Valeria Patino  Idaho  75   74  77       226  +10 
T65 T63 Taylor McCorkle  North Dakota State  79   72  75       226  +10 
T62 66 Maddie Rose Hamilton  Notre Dame  74   76  77       227  +11 
T77 T67 Nattapan Siritrai  Iowa State  78   76  74       228  +12 
T65 T67 Mia Ayer  Notre Dame  77   74  77       228  +12 
T71 T67 Suthavee (Pun) Chanachai *  New Mexico State  77   76  75       228  +12 
T65 T67 Inez Wanamarta  Purdue  78   73  77       228  +12 
T71 T71 Marion DeBove  IUPUI  79   74  76       229  +13 
T71 T71 Michelle Kim  Idaho  79   74  76       229  +13 
T65 T73 Janet Mao  Northwestern  77   74  79       230  +14 
T71 T73 Micaela Farah  Purdue  80   73  77       230  +14 
T52 T73 Natalie Roth  North Dakota State  76   72  82       230  +14 
T77 T73 Isabell Ekstrom  Campbell  75   79  76       230  +14 
T77 T77 Moa Folke  Murray State  77   77  77       231  +15 
70 T77 Julia Ford  Virginia  78   74  79       231  +15 
85 T77 Elsa Moberly *  Eastern Kentucky  82   74  75       231  +15 
T86 T80 Lucila Puente Rodriguez  Murray State  82   75  75       232  +16 
T71 T80 Abigail Portyrata  Old Dominion  77   76  79       232  +16 
T82 T82 Emma Groom  North Dakota State  78   77  78       233  +17 
T77 T82 Ayelen Irizar  Campbell  76   78  79       233  +17 
T71 T82 Maggie Simmermacher  Old Dominion  73   80  80       233  +17 
T88 85 Aya Johnson  Wisconsin  78   80  76       234  +18 
T82 T86 Sana Tufail  Old Dominion  77   78  80       235  +19 
T86 T86 Linette Holmslykke  Murray State  77   80  78       235  +19 
T82 T86 Raeysha Surendran  Murray State  80   75  80       235  +19
T90 89 Kendall Gray  Idaho  81   78  77       236  +20 
T88 90 Laura Gerner  Idaho  80   78  79       237  +21 
T90 91 Nicole Howard  IUPUI  81   78  80       239  +23 
T90 92 Alexis Thomas  North Dakota State  82   77  82       241  +25 
T94 93 Sierra Bennion  North Dakota State  82   83  78       243  +27 
T94 T94 Amelie Svejda  IUPUI  83   82  79       244  +28 
93 T94 Isabella DiLisio  Notre Dame  88   75  81       244  +28 
96 96 Elizabeth Orr  IUPUI  89   80  82       251  +35

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