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Ana Belac, Leona Maguire, Jaravee Boonchant, Miranda Wang
Four Blue Devils Tabbed Golfweek All-America
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 06/12/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke women’s golf program led all schools with four honorees as Golfweek released its annual All-America selections this week following the conclusion of the 2017-18 campaign. Leona Maguire, Jaravee Boonchant, Ana Belac and Miranda Wang each received accolades.

All four of the Blue Devils finished the season ranked in the top 49 of the Golfweek Individual ledger paced by Maguire, who was No. 9 and earned her fourth Golfweek First Team All-America honor of her impressive career. Boonchant received third team honors as she was No. 25 in the rankings, while both Belac (34) and Wang (49) earned honorable mention accolades.

A native of Cavan, Ireland, Maguire registered three victories on the season, while notching nine top 10 finishes out of 11 tournaments. She collected a team-best 10 rounds in the 60s, which tied for the second-most in Duke single-season history. Maguire fired a 70.62 stroke average, the second-lowest in the Blue Devil record books.

Maguire, a two-time National Player of the Year, won the Jim West Challenge in impressive fashion with a 13-under, 200, while also winning the Tar Heel Invitational and became just the second golfer to win three ACC Individual Championships. Her eight-under, 63, in the second round of the Jim West Challenge was tied for the second-lowest 18-hole ledger nationally.

Boonchant turned in one of the most impressive rookie campaigns in Duke history posting a 71.62 stroke average with two top five, six top 10 and eight top 20 placements. Her 71.62 stroke average was tied for the second-lowest by a Blue Devil freshman in school history. Boonchant, who is from Bangkok, Thailand, finished tied for first through 54 holes at the ACC Championship with rounds of 71, 67 and 72 for a six-under, 210, before falling in a playoff to Maguire. Boonchant collected five eagles on the season to match a Duke record.

A product of Portoroz, Slovenia, Belac compiled a career-best 72.38 stroke average as a sophomore and collected her first collegiate victory at the Landfall Tradition with rounds of 66 and 69 for a 36-hole ledger of nine-under, 135. She notched three top five and seven top 20 finishes on the year, including nine rounds in the 60s. Belac finished the season ranked No. 34 in the Golfweek individual listing. Over her first two seasons with the Blue Devils, Belac had registered 10 rounds in the 60s and owns a 73.03 stroke average to rank sixth on Duke’s all-time charts.

Wang competed in seven tournaments for the Blue Devils before being saddled with a knee injury for the final four tournaments of the season. Prior to her injury, she turned in the 10th-best stroke average by a freshman in school history with a 73.33 ledger. In her final tournament of the season, she turned in a collegiate-best tied for fifth placement at the Evans Derby Collegiate Classic with rounds of 71, 69 and 70 for a six-under, 210. Wang, who is from Beijing, China, added a top 20 finish at the Landfall Tradition and was an All-ACC selection as a rookie.

As a team, Duke won five tournaments, including the ACC Championship and the NCAA Madison Regional. The Blue Devils posted a school-record 30 rounds in the 60s and collected a school-record 286.30 scoring average on the year.


Golfweek Women’s All-America Selections

First Team
Lauren Stephenson (Alabama) – Player of the Year
Lilia Vu (UCLA)
Maria Fassi (Arkansas)
Patty Tavatanakit (UCLA)
Jennifer Kupcho (Wake Forest)
Andrea Lee (Stanford)
Jillian Hollis (Georgia)
Kristen Gillman (Alabama)
Leona Maguire (Duke)
Sophia Schubert (Texas)

Second Team
Olivia Mehaffey (Arizona State)
Ainhoa Olarra (South Carolina)
Dylan Kim (Arkansas)
Cheyenne Knight (Alabama)
Alana Uriell (Arkansas)
Pimnipa Panthong (Kent State)
Jennifer Chang (USC)
Mariel Galdiano (UCLA)
Sierra Brooks (Florida)
Sarah Burnham (Michigan State)

Third Team
Kaitlyn Papp (Texas)
Maddie Szeryk (Texas A&M)
Emilia Migliaccio (Wake Forest)
Jaclyn Lee (Ohio State)
Jaravee Boonchant (Duke)
Natalie Srinivasan (Furman)
Dewi Weber (Miami)
Haley Moore (Arizona)
Albane Valenzuela (Stanford)
Robyn Choi (Colorado)

Honorable Mention
Hannah Kim (Northwestern)
Morgane Metraux (Florida State)
Allisen Corpuz (USC)
Ana Belac (Duke)
Gurleen Kaur (Baylor)
Allyson Geer (Michigan State)
YuSang Hou (Arizona)
Leonie Harm (Houston)
Lois Kaye Go (South Carolina)
Lauren Hartlage (Louisville)
Jiyoon Jang (California)
Bianca Pagdanganan (Arizona)
Brittany Fan (Colorado)
Wenyung Keh (Washington)
Alice Hewson (Clemson)
Amanda Doherty (Florida State)
Julienne Soo (Oklahoma)
Haylee Harford (Furman)
Miranda Wang (Duke)
Emilee Hoffman (Texas)

Golfweek Women’s Player of the Year
2018 – Lauren Stephenson, Alabama
2017 – Leona Maguire, Duke
2016 – Bronte Law, UCLA
2015 – Leona Maguire, Duke
2014 – Alison Lee, UCLA
2013 – Annie Park, USC
2012 – Lindy Duncan, Duke
2011 – Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia
2010 – Caroline Hedwall, Oklahoma State
2009 – Jennifer Song, USC
2008 – Amanda Blumenherst, Duke
2007 – Amanda Blumenherst, Duke
2006 – Amanda Blumenherst, Duke
2005 – Louise Stahl, Arizona State
2004 – Liz Janangelo, Duke
2003 – Erica Blasberg, Arizona
2002 – Lorena Ochoa, Arizona
2001 – Lorena Ochoa, Arizona
2000 – Jenna Daniels, Arizona
1999 – Grace Park, Arizona State