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Laetitia Beck
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Laetitia Beck
Blue Devils Move to No. 5 in Golf World/WGCA Poll
Monday 10/16/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke women’s golf team moved to No. 5 in the latest Golf World/WGCA Division I College Women’s Coaches’ Poll that was released on Wednesday.  The Blue Devils are coming off posting a very impressive victory on Sunday at the Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Southern California remained the No. 1 squad receiving 13 first place votes, while UCLA, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Duke, Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Arizona and Stanford rounded out the top 10.  Washington, N.C. State, Clemson, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Pepperdine, Tulane, Iowa State, California, Michigan State, Kentucky, Ohio State and Virginia closed the top 25. The Blue Devils received one first place vote.

In three tournaments this season, Duke has turned in a tied for fourth, tied for third and a victory.  At the Tar Heel Invitational, the Blue Devils carded rounds of 286, 282 and 289 to win by 11 strokes against a solid field, which featured four top 10 teams.  

Duke featured three golfers in the top six of the final individual Tar Heel Invitational leaderboard – Celine Boutier (T3rd), Laetitia Beck (T3rd) and Yu Liu (6th).  Beck, who is out of Caesarea, Israel, posted her second tournament this season with three straight rounds of even or under par.  

The win gave head coach Dan Brooks his 115th career victory with the Blue Devils.  Duke will next compete in the Landfall Tradition Oct. 25-27 in Wilmington, N.C.
 
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Golf World/WGCA coaches’ poll
Oct. 21, 2013 Issue
Division I
 
Rank    Team      Points         Last
1.      USC (13)        537     1       
2.      UCLA (5)        498     7       
3.      Oklahoma State  474     6       
4.      Oklahoma        431     3       
5.      Duke (1)        427     4       
6.      Alabama (1)     411     2       
7.      Arizona State   395     9       
8.      Arkansas        386     8       
9.      Arizona 374     10      
10.     Stanford (1)    371     12      
11.     Washington (1)  366     13      
12.     N.C. State      252     14      
13.     Clemson 246     11      
14.     Florida 238     5       
15.     North Carolina  213     15      
16.     South Carolina   175     24      
17.     Vanderbilt      161     19      
18.     Pepperdine      144     NR      
19.     Tulane  140     23      
20.     Iowa State      131     NR      
21.     California       104     25      
22.     Michigan State  86      20      
23.     Kentucky        69      22      
24.     Ohio State      57      NR      
25.     Virginia        53      16      


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