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Senior Stacey Kim
Courtesy: Parker Waters
Senior Stacey Kim
Women's Golf Tabbed No. 1 in Golf World Coaches Poll
Friday 10/03/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. –  For the first time since 2008, the Duke women’s golf team has moved into the No. 1 slot in the Golf World/Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Coaches’ Poll that was released on Wednesday.  The Blue Devils received two first place votes and a total of 633 points in a vote by 29 Division I head coaches. 

Duke is coming off registering a second place finish at the Cougar Classic as the Blue Devils shot a seven-under-par, 281, from Sept. 9-11 in Charleston, S.C.  Duke collected two golfers in the top 10 as senior Lindy Duncan was second with a career-best nine-under-par, 207, while freshman Yi Xiao was tied for 10th with a two-under-par, 214.  Xiao, who is from China, became just the 10th Blue Devil freshman since 1989 to notch a top 10 finish in her first collegiate tournament. 

Following Duke in the top 10 Golf World listing is Florida, Arizona State, USC, Arizona, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Purdue and UCLA.  From 11-20 in the ranking is Virginia, Washington, Texas Tech, Georgia, Oklahoma State, Michigan State, N.C. State, Tennessee, Texas and Pepperdine.  Closing out the poll is California, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and UC Davis. 

The Blue Devils are five-time NCAA Division I champions – 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007 – under head coach Dan Brooks, who is in his 29th season at Duke. 

Duke will next compete in the NCAA Fall Preview from Oct. 5-7 at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.

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Golf World/WGCA Coaches’ Poll
October 8, 2012 Issue
NCAA Women’s Division I
 
Rank    Team     Points  NCAA
1.       Duke (2)        633     5

2.       Florida (9)     616     9
3.       Arizona State (4)       585     4
4.       USC (1) 548     3
5.       Arizona (2)     535     14
6.       Alabama (5)     485     1
7.       Vanderbilt       442     8
8.       Auburn  413     7
9.       Purdue  408     22
10.      UCLA (3)        401     2
11.      Virginia        349     12
12.      Washington (2)  335     NR
13.      Texas Tech (1)  314     NR
14.      Georgia  281     11
15.      Oklahoma State  260     21
16.      Michigan State  252     NR
17.      N.C. State      217     25
18.      Tennessee        214     13
19.      Texas   208     NR
20.      Pepperdine      206     24
21.      California      204     18
22.      North Carolina  202     6
23.      Texas A&M       182     15
24.      Oklahoma        131     19
25.      UC Davis        105     NR
 
Also receiving votes: Baylor, 100; Iowa State, 100; LSU, 98; Campbell, 87; Kentucky, 63; Ohio State, 51; South Carolina, 50; Arkansas, 39; Wake Forest, 33; Texas State, 32; Oregon, 26; UNLV, 26; Colorado, 24; East Carolina, 22; Stanford, 19; Washington State, 17; UNC Greensboro, 16; Denver, 14; Michigan, 14; Notre Dame, 14; SMU, 10; Louisville, 9; Kansas, 7; Southern Mississippi, 5; Ball State, 4; Illinois, 4; Penn State, 3; Toledo, 3; Indiana, 1; Tulane, 1; Wisconsin, 1.


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