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Alejandra Cangrejo
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Alejandra Cangrejo
Blue Devils Fall to 11th at NCAA Championship
Friday 05/23/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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FRANKLIN, Tenn. -  Through nine holes on Wednesday in the second round of the NCAA Championship, the fifth-ranked Duke women’s golf team remained in the top three in the team standings, but the Blue Devils struggled on the back nine on their way to finishing with a 15-over-par, 302, and dropped from third place to 11th with 36 holes remaining at the 6,377-yard, par 72 Vanderbilt Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Tenn.

The Blue Devils were three-under-par when they made the turn on Wednesday, but Duke registered 18 bogies and two double-bogeys over the final nine on its way to shooting 16-over-par.  For the two days, Duke owns a total of 591 with rounds of 289 and 302.  

“It wasn’t a great day for us,” said Duke head coach Dan Brooks. “The back side is the harder side so I expected us to possibly be a little bit higher back there but it just wasn’t a great day for us.”

Continuing to lead the championship is Alabama with a five-under-par total of 571.  UCLA (582), North Carolina (582), Virginia (582), Arizona State (583), South Carolina (583), Southern California (585), LSU (587), Purdue (588), Vanderbilt (590), Duke (591) and Texas (592) rounded out the top 12.  The Blue Devils are only nine shots out of second place.  

“It was pretty much the same conditions [today],” said Brooks. “I don’t think the course was playing harder today. I think we didn’t handle our mistakes very well. We needed to get over things, pick it back up again and keep fighting hard. We need to remember we are human and are going to make mistakes. It is really easy to fall into that trap when you at the NCAAs. You sort of press, work a little too hard and get down on yourself for making mistakes. You just cannot do that.”

Dealing with a cold the last couple of days, Lindy Duncan shot a 75 on Wednesday to drop to tied for 16th overall with a 36-hole ledger of 145.  A product of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Duncan started strong with a birdie on the first hole, but got in trouble on the third hole and made bogey to drop back to even par.  Following five straight pars, she sank a easy birdie on the 455-yard, par five ninth hole, after being on in two and putting for eagle.  

The back nine was a different story as she struggled with four bogeys, including two shots in the water on No. 16 and No. 18, on her way to posting a 75.  She hit 10 greens, 10 fairways and had 31 putts on the day.  

Duncan, who is the No. 1 player in the nation, is seven strokes behind the individual leader, Brooke Pancake of Alabama (138).  Giulia Molinaro of Arizona State is second at 140.  

Posting Duke’s best score on the day was sophomore Alejandra Cangrejo as she carded a two-over-par, 74, and sits tied for 25th with a 146.  Cangrejo, who is from Bogota, Colombia, posted a team-best four birdies on the day.  She was one-under-par through nine holes as she fired three birdies over her first nine holes.  Cangrejo drained a nine-footer on No. 3, 13-footer on the seventh and had an easy, two-foot birdie on No. 9 to start off her day.  

She opened the back nine with four bogeys over the first five holes, but got it together over her final four holes to finish with a 74.  Cangrejo drained an eight-foot birdie on the challenging 154-yard, par three 16th.  She hit eight greens, seven fairways and had a team-best 28 putts.  

Junior Stacey Kim broke a string of three consecutive rounds at even-par, 72, on Wednesday as she carded a 75.  She enters Thursday’s action tied for 32nd with a 147.  Kim opened her day with a birdie on No. 1, but suffered bogeys on the third, fifth and sixth holes to drop to two-over-par.  She closed the front nine with an excellent 14-foot birdie from the edge of the green on No. 8 and then had another birdie on No. 9 to make the turn at even par.  

Kim, a native of Columbus, Ga., registered seven pars on the back nine, but also suffered a bogey on No. 11 and a double-bogey on No. 13 to finish with a 75.  She hit 10 fairways, nine greens and had 31 putts on the day.  

After playing some of the best golf of the team over her first nine holes, sophomore Laetitia Beck struggled on the way in to finish with a 78.  Beck, who is out Caesarea, Israel, was even par through nine holes with five pars, two birdies and two bogeys.  She sank a 10-foot birdie on No. 5, then stuck it close on No. 7 and drained a two-footer for birdie.  But Beck couldn’t keep it going on the back as she finished six-over-par with six bogeys.   This came a day after Beck closed strong shooting even par over her final 10 holes.  She hit 10 fairways, 10 greens and had 29 putts.  She is tied for 108th with a 156.  

Junior Courtney Ellenbogen shot a 79 on Thursday and is tied for 89th with a 154.  A native of Blacksburg, Va., Ellenbogen started slow with five bogeys over her first seven holes, but sank birdies on No. 8 and No. 10 to get back to three-over-par.  She got in trouble on No. 12, No. 14 and No. 15 on her way to making bogeys, but she did sink a 25-foot birdie putt on the 13th.  For the second straight day, Ellenbogen suffered a double-bogey on No. 16, but closed with two pars.  

As a team, Duke sank 14 birdies on the day and played the par fives at two-over-par.  The Blue Devils will tee off beginning at 12:03 p.m., on Thursday in the third round along with Vanderbilt and Texas.  

“We just talked about keeping your chin up and keeping up the fight,” said Brooks. ‘We are still thinking big here.”


Notes:

•  For the second straight NCAA Championship, Duke opened the first round well but then struggled in the second round falling to 11th.  In 2010, Duke was third after day one but shot a 303 in the second round to fall to tied for 11th.  The Blue Devils finished eighth in 2010.  

•  Duke is a combined 8-over-par on the 154-yard, par three 17th hole through two days.

•  The Blue Devils feature no seniors on the roster in 2011-12.

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Duke Results
T9 T16 Lindy Duncan Duke 70 75 145 +1
T18 T25 Alejandra Cangrejo Duke 72 74 146 +2
T18 T32 Stacey Kim Duke 72 75 147 +3
T95 T108 Laetitia Beck Duke 78 78 156 +12
T47 T89 Courtney Ellenbogen Duke 75 79 154 +10

1 2 Team Scores

1 1 Alabama 286 285 571 -5
T5 T2 UCLA 292 290 582 +6
4 T2 North Carolina 290 292 582 +6
2 T2 Virginia 288 294 582 +6
T5 T5 Arizona State 292 291 583 +7
T18 T5 South Carolina 302 281 583 +7
T11 7 Southern Cal 297 288 585 +9
T7 8 LSU 293 294 587 +11
T7 9 Purdue 293 295 588 +12
T22 10 Vanderbilt 306 284 590 +14
3 11 Duke 289 302 591 +15
T11 12 Texas 297 295 592 +16
T14 T13 NC State 299 294 593 +17
9 T13 Oklahoma 294 299 593 +17
T11 T15 Colorado 297 298 595 +19
T18 T15 Florida 302 293 595 +19
T22 T17 Pepperdine 306 293 599 +23
17 T17 Texas A&M 301 298 599 +23
T14 19 Baylor 299 304 603 +27
T20 20 Arkansas 303 301 604 +28
10 T21 Michigan State 296 311 607 +31
16 T21 Tennessee 300 307 607 +31
T20 23 Ohio State 303 306 609 +33
24 24 Stanford 309 304 613 +37

Start Finish Player Team Scores

T3 1 Brooke Pancake Alabama 68 70 138 -6
T5 2 Giulia Molinaro Arizona State 69 71 140 -4
T34 T3 Katie Burnett South Carolina 74 67 141 -3
T12 T3 Brittany Marchand NC State 71 70 141 -3
1 T3 Portland Rosen Virginia 66 75 141 -3
T5 T6 Stephanie Meadow Alabama 69 73 142 -2
T9 T6 Madelene Sagstrom LSU 70 72 142 -2
T5 T6 Chirapat Jao-Javanil Oklahoma 69 73 142 -2
T18 T9 Brianna Do UCLA 72 71 143 -1
2 T9 Laura Gonzalez Purdue 67 76 143 -1
T5 T9 Tessa Teachman LSU 69 74 143 -1
T9 T9 Kimberly Kaufman * Texas Tech 70 73 143 -1
T47 T13 Doris Chen Southern Cal 75 69 144 E
T12 T13 Brittany Altomare Virginia 71 73 144 E
T3 T13 Catherine O'Donnell North Carolina 68 76 144 E
T18 T16 Erynne Lee UCLA 72 73 145 +1
T34 T16 Jennifer Kirby Alabama 74 71 145 +1
T85 T16 Marina Alex Vanderbilt 77 68 145 +1
T47 T16 Lauren Stratton Vanderbilt 75 70 145 +1
T27 T16 Katerina Ruzickova Texas A&M 73 72 145 +1
T47 T16 Katherine Perry North Carolina 75 70 145 +1
T70 T16 Camilla Hedberg Florida 76 69 145 +1
T9 T16 Lindy Duncan Duke 70 75 145 +1
T18 T16 Anne Tanguay Oklahoma 72 73 145 +1
T27 T25 Lee Lopez UCLA 73 73 146 +2
T27 T25 Paula Reto Purdue 73 73 146 +2
T47 T25 Hannah Collier Alabama 75 71 146 +2
T18 T25 Alejandra Cangrejo Duke 72 74 146 +2
T34 T25 Lauren Greenlief Virginia 74 72 146 +2
T27 T25 Laura Blanco Arizona State 73 73 146 +2
T12 T25 Mariko Tumangan Stanford 71 75 146 +2
T70 T32 Meredith Swanson South Carolina 76 71 147 +3
T34 T32 Inah Park Southern Cal 74 73 147 +3
T12 T32 Katelyn Sepmoree Texas 71 76 147 +3
T34 T32 Alina Ching Pepperdine 74 73 147 +3
T47 T32 Kendall Martindale Vanderbilt 75 72 147 +3
T12 T32 Emily Talley Colorado 71 76 147 +3
T18 T32 Stacey Kim Duke 72 75 147 +3
T34 T32 Evan Jensen Florida 74 73 147 +3
T27 T32 Emily Tubert Arkansas 73 74 147 +3
T18 T32 Rachel Rohanna Ohio State 72 75 147 +3
T70 T42 Lisa McCloskey Southern Cal 76 72 148 +4
T70 T42 Haley Stephens Texas 76 72 148 +4
T47 T42 Tiffany Lua UCLA 75 73 148 +4
T70 T42 Kishi Sinha Purdue 76 72 148 +4
T70 T42 Nicole Vandermade Texas 76 72 148 +4
T47 T42 Somin Lee Pepperdine 75 73 148 +4
T47 T42 Amanda Strang South Carolina 75 73 148 +4
T47 T42 Alex Stewart Colorado 75 73 148 +4
T70 T42 Margarita Ramos * Arizona 76 72 148 +4
T34 T42 Noemi Jimenez Arizona State 74 74 148 +4
T18 T42 Lindsey Solberg Michigan State 72 76 148 +4
T104 T53 Suzie Lee South Carolina 79 70 149 +5
T47 T53 Sophia Popov Southern Cal 75 74 149 +5
T70 T53 Jennifer Coleman Colorado 76 73 149 +5
T70 T53 Lindsay Gahm LSU 76 73 149 +5
T85 T53 Casey Grice North Carolina 77 72 149 +5
T47 T53 Allie White North Carolina 75 74 149 +5
T12 T53 Jaclyn Jansen Baylor 71 78 149 +5
T34 T53 Rocio Sanchez Lobato * Georgia 74 75 149 +5
T47 T53 Gabriella Dominguez * Texas Tech 75 74 149 +5
T34 T53 Taylor Schmidt Oklahoma 74 75 149 +5
T47 T53 Caroline Powers Michigan State 75 74 149 +5
T34 T64 Bertine Strauss Texas 74 76 150 +6
T70 T64 Patricia Garcia Texas A&M 76 74 150 +6
T47 T64 Natalie Reeves Texas A&M 75 75 150 +6
T34 T64 Nathalie Mansson Tennessee 74 76 150 +6
T47 T64 Amanda Baker NC State 75 75 150 +6
T47 T64 Augusta James NC State 75 75 150 +6
T70 T64 Mia Piccio Florida 76 74 150 +6
T95 T64 Emily Podzielinski Arkansas 78 72 150 +6
T70 T64 Daniela Ordonez Arizona State 76 74 150 +6
T85 T73 Aurora Kan Purdue 77 74 151 +7
T95 T73 Justine Lee Arizona State 78 73 151 +7
T47 T75 Sara Monberg Tennessee 75 77 152 +8
T95 T75 Ana Menendez NC State 78 74 152 +8
T104 T75 Valerie Sternebeck Baylor 79 73 152 +8
T85 T75 Briana Mao Virginia 77 75 152 +8
T34 T75 Hayley Davis Baylor 74 78 152 +8
T47 T75 Emma Lavy Arkansas 75 77 152 +8
T27 T75 Amy Meier Ohio State 73 79 152 +8
T112 T82 Grace Na Pepperdine 80 73 153 +9
T85 T82 Liv Cheng Pepperdine 77 76 153 +9
T27 T82 Rachel Morris Southern Cal 73 80 153 +9
T85 T82 Erica Popson Tennessee 77 76 153 +9
T95 T82 Austin Ernst LSU 78 75 153 +9
T70 T82 Andrea Watts Florida 76 77 153 +9
T95 T82 Claudia Lim Ohio State 78 75 153 +9
T112 T89 Kaitlin Drolson Pepperdine 80 74 154 +10
T85 T89 Ani Gulugian UCLA 77 77 154 +10
T85 T89 Justine Dreher South Carolina 77 77 154 +10
T95 T89 Jessica Wallace Colorado 78 76 154 +10
T112 T89 Anna Leigh Keith Vanderbilt 80 74 154 +10
T70 T89 Chessey Thomas Tennessee 76 78 154 +10
T85 T89 Mary Michael Maggio Texas A&M 77 77 154 +10
T47 T89 Courtney Ellenbogen Duke 75 79 154 +10
T104 T89 Chelsey Cothran Baylor 79 75 154 +10
T47 T89 Stani Schiavone Baylor 75 79 154 +10
T95 T89 Sally Watson Stanford 78 76 154 +10
T104 T100 Victoria Scherer Purdue 79 76 155 +11
T104 T100 Rene Sobolewski Vanderbilt 79 76 155 +11
T47 T100 Kristin Coleman Colorado 75 80 155 +11
T95 T100 Vivian Tsui NC State 78 77 155 +11
T18 T100 Courtney Gunter North Carolina 72 83 155 +11
T18 T100 Kelsey Vines * Oklahoma State 72 83 155 +11
T47 T100 Liz Nagel Michigan State 75 80 155 +11
T85 T100 Victoria Vela Arkansas 77 78 155 +11
T119 T108 Desiree Dubreuil Texas 81 75 156 +12
T95 T108 Laetitia Beck Duke 78 78 156 +12
T112 T108 Marissa Mar Stanford 80 76 156 +12
T34 T108 Christine Meier Michigan State 74 82 156 +12
T70 T112 Allyssa Ferrell Michigan State 76 81 157 +13
T104 T112 Emily Collins Oklahoma 79 78 157 +13
T124 T114 Jacqueline Hedwall LSU 83 75 158 +14
T47 T114 A.J. Newell Tennessee 75 83 158 +14
T119 T114 Sydney Burlison Stanford 81 77 158 +14
T122 T117 Courtney McKim Alabama 82 77 159 +15
T104 T117 Hally Leadbetter Arkansas 79 80 159 +15
T119 T117 Susana Benavides Ohio State 81 78 159 +15
T104 T117 Jacki Marshall Oklahoma 79 80 159 +15
T122 T121 Isabelle Lendl Florida 82 78 160 +16
T112 T121 Maria Salinas * Florida State 80 80 160 +16
T112 123 Jan Chanpalangsri Ohio State 80 81 161 +17
T112 124 Kristina Wong Stanford 80 83 163 +19
T124 125 Sarah Beth Davis Texas A&M 83 82 165 +21
126 - Elizabeth Brightwell Virginia A 74 - -


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