Lindy Duncan traveled to Jacksonville, Fla., to compete for a spot in the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open on Monday.DURHAM, N.C. - Less than 48 hours following the 2011 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship, Duke University sophomore
Duncan compiled rounds of 70 and 72 for a total of 142 at the Deerwood Country Club to claim one of seven automatic spots for the prestigious championship. Mihyun Kim of Korea was the medalist with a 134 ledger.
The U.S. Open will take place from July 7-10 at The Broadmoor East Course in Colorado Springs, Colo. Duncan will see action in her second U.S. Open as she last played in the event in 2009 as she posted rounds of 78 and 76, while missing the cut. She has played in two professional events over her amateur career as Duncan also competed in the 2008 Ginn Open -- missing the cut with rounds of 79 and 74.
Duncan, who is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., posted a 72.62 stroke average to go along with five top five, nine top 10 and 10 top 20 finishes during this past collegiate season. Her stroke average led the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and also ranked as the eighth-best in Duke single-season history.
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