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Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Blue Devils Take 6-Stroke Lead at NCAA Championship
Wednesday 05/22/2014  -  Duke Sports Information
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TULSA, Okla. – Looking for its sixth NCAA Championship, the third-ranked Duke women’s golf team made its move Thursday as the Blue Devils carded a tied for team-best third round of two-under-par, 278, and will enter the final round at the 6,174 yard, par 70 Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., with a six stroke lead.

Duke sophomore Celine Boutier carded a three-under, 67, Thursday to move into a share of the individual lead with a three-day ledger of 207 along with Southern California’s Doris Chen.  Boutier and Chen are the only individuals under par through 54 holes.

As a team, Duke has improved its score each round posting a 293, 285 and 278 for a three-day ledger of 856.  Southern California (862) turned in a two-under, 278, in the third round to move into second and 36-hole leader Oklahoma fired an 11-over, 291, to drop to third (866).  Rounding out the top 10 were UCLA (867), Mississippi State (870), Arizona State (871), Arizona (871), NC State (871), Tulane (871), Ohio State (878) and Northwestern (878).

“They played really well,” commented Duke head coach Dan Brooks on the Blue Devils in the third round. “We had wind again, but it was a little more predictable and a little less gusty. They stayed patient. We had our share of mistakes and went into some water, normal things that happen in a round of golf, but they just recovered emotionally and it was great. I was happy to see those birdies. I was on 14 and saw us give up a couple when USC was getting birdies, but then within a few holes we were getting birdies again.”

Boutier, who is out of Montrouge, France, totaled her best round of the tournament with four birdies and only one bogey Thursday on her way to carding her 19th round this season of even or under par.  The 2014 ACC Player of the Year carded three pars before posting back-to-back birdies on No. 4 and No. 5 to move to two-under.  Boutier placed her approach shot on the 356-yard, par four fifth hole to within a foot and tapped in for birdie.  

“I felt like I didn’t play much better than the previous two days, I just didn’t make any mistakes on the tee shots,” commented Boutier.  “I didn’t make any double-bogeys and I was pretty consistent throughout the round.”

She went par, birdie and bogey to open the back nine, but responded with her fourth birdie on No. 15 to remain at three-under for the day.  Boutier nearly drained birdies on the final three holes, but her putts just slipped by the cup.  Her round of 67 is the third-lowest 18-hole ledger by a Duke golfer in school history.  Boutier hit seven fairways, 15 greens and had 30 putts on the day.

After totaling rounds of 75 and 76 the first two days, ACC Rookie of the Year Yu Liu posted a two-under, 68, Thursday to move up 32 spots on the individual leaderboard to tied for 35th with a 219.  Liu, a product of Beijing, China, registered a team-best five birdies on the day, including three over her final six holes.  

Liu opened her day with a par on No. 1, before carding back-to-back birdies on No. 2 and No. 3 to move to two-under.  She suffered bogeys on No. 4 and No. 8 to make the turn at even par.  After totaling pars on the first three holes on the back nine, Liu drove the 276-yard, par four 13 green with a wood and ended up making birdie to get back to one-under.  She hit her tee shot on the par three 14th to the left of the green and made birdie to fall back to even.  Liu was able to close with birdies on No. 16 and No. 18 to finish at two-under.  She flew the green on the 16th hole and drained a four-foot birdie putt, while holing a seven-foot birdie on No. 18.  She is tied 35th heading into the final round with a 219.  

Senior Alejandra Cangrejo posted a round of one-over-par, 71, on the third day and is only three-over-par during the last two days of action.  A native of Bogota, Colombia, Cangrejo is tied 57th with a 222.  Her round started slow with bogeys on No. 1 and No. 9, but totaled seven pars in-between.  She collected key up-and-downs on the seventh and eighth holes to keep her score low.  On the back nine, Cangrejo totaled pars on the first three holes, before going birdie, bogey and birdie on holes No. 13, No. 14 and No. 15.  Her birdie on No. 13 was from 12 feet, while she drained a 24-foot birdie on the 15th to get back to one-under.  She hit five fairways, 11 greens and had 28 putts on the day.  Cangrejo added five key up-and-downs on the day.

Notching her second consecutive round of 72, Laetitia Beck will enter the final round tied 41st with a 220.  Beck, who is out of Caesarea, Israel, totaled pars on her first two holes, but missed the green on the 538-yard, par five third hole and suffered a bogey.  She responded with a birdie on No. 4, but just missed the green on the fifth hole and had another bogey to fall back to one-under.  Beck carded four straight pars to make the turn at one-over-36.  

On the back nine, Beck had a three-putt bogey on No. 10 and a bogey on No. 13 to fall back to three-over for the day.  She collected her second birdie of the day to get back to two-over on the 466-yard, par five 16th as she rolled in a five-foot putt.  Beck hit 15 greens, six fairways and had 35 putts on the day.  

After totaling rounds of 72 and 71 the first two days, freshman Sandy Choi added a four-over, 74, Thursday and is now tied 20th overall with a 217.  A product of San Diego, Calif., Choi was four-over on the front nine as she totaled bogeys on No. 2 and No. 8 along with a double-bogey on the challenging, 161-yard, par three sixth hole.  She played the back nine at even par with seven pars, a birdie on No. 11 and a bogey on No. 16, after hitting her second shot in the sand trap.  

Tee times were moved up 30 minutes in the final round due to the threat of inclement weather.  Duke will tee off beginning at 12:26 p.m., along with Southern California and Oklahoma.  

“My memory isn’t very good,” said Brooks on winning in Tulsa in 1999.  “The thing I remember the most is during the hailstorm all the hours we spent in this building playing cards, killing time because we were always hoping we could go back out to finish that final round. We had the lead so that is how we won after three days. The course is a lot different, they redesigned it, and I think I have more memories from the preview this fall than from before.”


Notes:

•    The last three times Duke has led the NCAA Championship entering the final round, the Blue Devils have won the NCAA title (2005, 2006 and 2007).
•    Duke won its first NCAA Championship at the Tulsa Country Club in 1999 and has gone on to win a total of five titles (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007).
•    After totaling multiple double-bogeys or worse in the first two rounds, Duke had only one in the third round.  
•    Celine Boutier snapped a four-round streak of suffering at least a bogey on her finishing hole as she carded a par Thursday on No. 18.  
•    Celine Boutier totaled her team-best 19th round of even or under par this season.  She is now tied fifth on Duke’s single-season charts.  
•    Celine Boutier owns even or under par ledgers in five of seven career rounds in NCAA Championship action.
•    Duke’s 856 54-hole ledger is the lowest in school history in the NCAA Championship.  
•    The 278 Thursday matches the lowest 18-hole total in school history at the NCAA Championship.  Duke also carded a 278 at the 2005 championship in Sunriver, Ore.  The Blue Devils went on to win the title.  

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Duke Results
T5 T1 Celine Boutier Duke 70 70 67 207 -3
T14 T20 Sandy Choi Duke 72 71 74 217 +7
T67 T35 Yu Liu Duke 75 76 68 219 +9
T43 T41 Laetitia Beck Duke 76 72 72 220 +10
T67 T57 Alejandra Cangrejo Duke 79 72 71 222 +12

1 2 3 Team Scores
T3 2 1 Duke 293 285 278 856 +16
T3 T4 2 Southern California 293 291 278 862 +22
1 1 3 Oklahoma 288 287 291 866 +26
2 T4 4 UCLA 291 293 283 867 +27
12 8 5 Miss. State 302 285 283 870 +30
T3 3 T6 Arizona State 293 287 291 871 +31
7 T4 T6 Arizona 298 286 287 871 +31
23 13 T6 NC State 307 284 280 871 +31
T13 T16 9 Tulane 303 294 278 875 +35
T8 T11 T10 Ohio State 299 291 288 878 +38
T16 15 T10 Northwestern 305 289 284 878 +38
T16 T11 T12 Alabama 305 285 289 879 +39
T13 14 T12 Vanderbilt 303 290 286 879 +39
10 7 14 Stanford 300 286 294 880 +40
T8 T9 15 Washington 299 289 293 881 +41
11 20 16 South Carolina 301 299 283 883 +43
T16 T16 17 Texas A&M 305 292 288 885 +45
T13 19 18 Virginia 303 295 288 886 +46
T16 T16 19 Florida 305 292 290 887 +47
6 21 T20 California 296 305 289 890 +50
T16 T9 T20 Michigan State 305 283 302 890 +50
22 22 22 Iowa State 306 298 292 896 +56
T16 24 23 Campbell 305 303 289 897 +57
24 23 24 Kansas 313 293 303 909 +69

Start Finish Player Team Scores
4 T1 Doris Chen Southern California 67 72 68 207 -3
T5 T1 Celine Boutier Duke 70 70 67 207 -3
T8 T3 Chonlada Chayanun Iowa State 72 69 69 210 E
T2 T3 Allyssa Ferrell Michigan State 69 69 72 210 E
T2 T3 Lauren Kim Stanford 67 71 72 210 E
T32 T6 Emily Penttila Tulane 72 74 65 211 +1
T18 T6 Augusta James NC State 74 70 67 211 +1
T5 T8 Kendall Martindale Vanderbilt 72 68 72 212 +2
T18 T8 Louise Ridderstrom UCLA 72 72 68 212 +2
T8 T8 Ally McDonald Miss. State 73 68 71 212 +2
T24 T11 Stephanie Meadow Alabama 76 69 68 213 +3
T8 T11 Lindsey Weaver Arizona 72 69 72 213 +3
T12 T11 Katja Pogacar Ohio State 72 70 71 213 +3
T32 T14 Marijosse Navarro Texas A&M 73 73 68 214 +4
T5 T14 Manon Gidali Arizona 73 67 74 214 +4
T8 T16 Tonje Daffinrud * Denver 67 74 74 215 +5
1 T16 Alexandra Kaui Oklahoma 68 67 80 215 +5
T24 T18 Nicola Roessler California 70 75 71 216 +6
T14 T18 Suchaya Tangkamolprasert Northwestern 72 71 73 216 +6
T50 T20 Samantha Swinehart South Carolina 73 76 68 217 +7
T12 T20 Lauren Diaz-Yi Virginia 71 71 75 217 +7
T32 T20 Simin Feng Vanderbilt 75 71 71 217 +7
T18 T20 Karen Chung Southern California 74 70 73 217 +7
T24 T20 Allison Harper Ohio State 74 71 72 217 +7
T14 T20 Sandy Choi Duke 72 71 74 217 +7
T14 T20 SooBin Kim Washington 76 67 74 217 +7
T58 T27 Hayley Davis * Baylor 79 71 68 218 +8
T50 T27 Gabriella Wahl * East Tennessee St. 74 75 69 218 +8
T32 T27 Wad Phaewchimplee * Kent State 74 72 72 218 +8
T67 T27 Kyung Kim Southern California 77 74 67 218 +8
T58 T27 Erynne Lee UCLA 76 74 68 218 +8
T38 T27 Chirapat Jao-Javanil Oklahoma 72 75 71 218 +8
T18 T27 Mariah Stackhouse Stanford 75 69 74 218 +8
T24 T27 Noemi Jimenez Arizona State 69 76 73 218 +8
T58 T35 Kendall Prince Arizona 76 74 69 219 +9
T18 T35 Janie Jackson Alabama 75 69 75 219 +9
T67 T35 Yu Liu Duke 75 76 68 219 +9
T50 T35 Charlotte Thomas Washington 74 75 70 219 +9
T18 T35 Anne Tanguay Oklahoma 70 74 75 219 +9
T24 T35 Jessica Peng Miss. State 75 70 74 219 +9
T43 T41 Carly Childs California 74 74 72 220 +10
T74 T41 Dana Finkelstein * UNLV 75 77 68 220 +10
T82 T41 Madison Opfer Tulane 78 75 67 220 +10
T50 T41 Elcin Ulu Florida 76 73 71 220 +10
T50 T41 Katerina Ruzickova Texas A&M 77 72 71 220 +10
T24 T41 Silvia Garces Tulane 73 72 75 220 +10
T14 T41 Elizabeth Szokol Northwestern 76 67 77 220 +10
T38 T41 Emma Talley Alabama 77 70 73 220 +10
T43 T41 Monica Vaughn Arizona State 75 73 72 220 +10
T43 T41 Laetitia Beck Duke 76 72 72 220 +10
T38 T41 Emilie Alonso Arizona State 74 73 73 220 +10
T74 T52 Brittany Marchand NC State 79 73 69 221 +11
T43 T52 Lindsay McGetrick NC State 78 70 73 221 +11
T58 T52 Jessica Porvasnik Ohio State 75 75 71 221 +11
T43 T52 Laura Blanco Arizona State 75 73 73 221 +11
T32 T52 Jennifer Yang Washington 75 71 75 221 +11
T58 T57 Lauren Coughlin Virginia 77 73 72 222 +12
T67 T57 Sarah Schmelzel South Carolina 78 73 71 222 +12
T50 T57 Clariss Guce * CSU-Northridge 76 73 73 222 +12
T82 T57 Kacie Komoto Northwestern 77 76 69 222 +12
T43 T57 Camilla Hedberg Florida 76 72 74 222 +12
T38 T57 Bronte Law UCLA 74 73 75 222 +12
T67 T57 Alejandra Cangrejo Duke 79 72 71 222 +12
T43 T57 Mary Langdon Gallagher Miss. State 76 72 74 222 +12
T50 T65 Lisbeth Brooks Campbell 78 71 74 223 +13
T67 T65 Alison Lee UCLA 74 77 72 223 +13
T24 T65 Ani Gulugian UCLA 71 74 78 223 +13
T50 T65 Emily Collins Oklahoma 78 71 74 223 +13
T82 T69 Suzie Lee South Carolina 75 78 71 224 +14
T82 T69 Ana Menendez NC State 82 71 71 224 +14
T74 T69 Irina Gabasa Vanderbilt 76 76 72 224 +14
T82 T69 Gemma Dryburgh Tulane 80 73 71 224 +14
T38 T69 Sarah Schober Florida 74 73 77 224 +14
T32 T69 Liz Nagel Michigan State 76 70 78 224 +14
T97 T69 Ji Eun Baik Miss. State 80 75 69 224 +14
T97 T69 Rica Tse Miss. State 78 77 69 224 +14
T58 T77 Portland Rosen Virginia 76 74 75 225 +15
T74 T77 Katelyn Dambaugh South Carolina 75 77 73 225 +15
T67 T77 Kaylin Yost Campbell 69 82 74 225 +15
T24 T77 Minami Levonowich Kansas 74 71 80 225 +15
T82 T77 Wanasa Zhou Arizona 77 76 72 225 +15
T58 T77 Justine Lee Arizona State 82 68 75 225 +15
T67 T77 Casey Danielson Stanford 79 72 74 225 +15
T102 T84 Briana Mao Virginia 79 77 70 226 +16
T82 T84 Justine Dreher South Carolina 80 73 73 226 +16
T97 T84 Hana Lee Northwestern 80 75 71 226 +16
T74 T84 Andrea Jonama Texas A&M 80 72 74 226 +16
T58 T84 Annie Park Southern California 75 75 76 226 +16
T74 T84 Ying Luo Washington 74 78 74 226 +16
T58 T90 Thanuttra Boonraksasat Kansas 76 74 77 227 +17
T74 T90 Natalie Reeves Texas A&M 77 75 75 227 +17
T102 T90 Kaitlyn Rohrback Oklahoma 78 78 71 227 +17
T112 T93 Tahnia Ravnjak Campbell 83 75 70 228 +18
T82 T93 Hannah Suh California 73 80 75 228 +18
T97 T93 Cajsa Persson Iowa State 77 78 73 228 +18
T82 T93 Carmen Vidau Iowa State 76 77 75 228 +18
T112 T93 Karolina Vlckova Florida 79 79 70 228 +18
T82 T93 Maria Torres Florida 79 74 75 228 +18
T112 T93 Sophia Popov Southern California 79 79 70 228 +18
T93 T93 Mia Landegren Alabama 77 77 74 228 +18
T93 T101 Yupaporn Kawinpakorn Kansas 83 71 75 229 +19
T112 T101 Antonia Scherer Vanderbilt 80 78 71 229 +19
T97 T101 Kelly Grassel Michigan State 78 77 74 229 +19
T112 T104 Nadine White Campbell 80 78 72 230 +20
T108 T104 Lucia Gutierrez California 79 78 73 230 +20
T108 T104 Louise Latorre Campbell 78 79 73 230 +20
T102 T104 Zoe-Beth Brake Ohio State 81 75 74 230 +20
T74 T104 Christine Meier Michigan State 82 70 78 230 +20
T122 T109 Elizabeth Brightwell Virginia 82 78 71 231 +21
T102 T109 Sasikarn On-Iam Iowa State 81 75 75 231 +21
T93 T109 Rachael Taylor NC State 76 78 77 231 +21
T102 T109 Jenny Hahn Vanderbilt 81 75 75 231 +21
T108 T113 Chelsea Mocio Texas A&M 78 79 75 232 +22
T112 T113 Cammie Gray Alabama 79 79 74 232 +22
T82 T113 Mariko Tumangan Stanford 79 74 79 232 +22
T122 T116 JoEe Kok California 82 78 73 233 +23
T112 T116 Prima Thammaraks Iowa State 81 77 75 233 +23
124 T116 Kaitlin Park Northwestern 86 76 71 233 +23
T93 T116 Jessica Vasilic Arizona 78 76 79 233 +23
T102 T116 Kelli Bowers Washington 80 76 77 233 +23
T120 T116 Marissa Mar Stanford 82 77 74 233 +23
T112 122 Claudia Lim Ohio State 78 80 76 234 +24
T120 T123 Belen Goicoechea Tulane 81 78 78 237 +27
T108 T123 Gabby Yurik Michigan State 83 74 80 237 +27
126 125 Pornvipa Sakdee Kansas 89 77 74 240 +30
125 126 Meghan Potee Kansas 80 84 77 241 +31
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