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Junior Laetitia Beck
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Junior Laetitia Beck
Blue Devil Womenís Golf Concludes Fall Ranked No. 2
Friday 11/02/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke women’s golf team concluded the 2012 fall campaign ranked No. 2 nationally in the latest Golf World/WGCA Division I College Coaches’ Poll, which was released this week.  In four tournaments this fall, the Blue Devils turned in two second place ledgers, while also placing fourth and sixth. 

Taking the top spot was Southern California with 15 first place votes and a total of 584 points, while Duke was second with one first place vote and 510 points.  Rounding out the top 10 was Washington, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, Arizona State, Alabama, Oklahoma and Vanderbilt. 

Duke finished the fall with a second place finish at the Landfall Tradition.  The Blue Devils were down by only one stroke after the first round and held a four-stroke lead mid-way through the second round before the final two rounds were cancelled due to inclement weather from hurricane Sandy.  In the season-opener, Duke turned in a second place ledger at the Cougar Classic. 

The Blue Devils were led by the trio of senior Lindy Duncan, freshman Celine Boutier and junior Laetitia Beck during the fall.  A native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Duncan posted a team-best 71.60 stroke average and notched three top 10 placements.  Boutier, who is from Montrouge, France, collected a 73.50 stroke average, one top five and two top 20 finishes.  Along with four rounds of even or under par, Beck totaled a 73.80 stroke average and two top 20 placements. 

Duke will be off until Feb. 11-13 when the Blue Devils will travel to Palos Verdes, Calif., to participate in the Northrop Grumman Challenge. 

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Golf World/WGCA Coaches’ Poll
November 12, 2012 Issue
NCAA Women’s Division I
 
Rank    Team     Points  NCAA

1.       USC (15)        584     4
2.       Duke (1)        510     1
3.       Washington (3)  508     12
4.       Florida  482     2
5.       Arizona (2)     473     5
6.       North Carolina  456     22
7.       Arizona State    440     3
8.       Alabama (1)     423     6
         Oklahoma (1)    423     24
10.      Vanderbilt       337     7
11.      UC Davis        329     25
12.      N.C. State      268     17
13.      Michigan State  260     16
14.      Georgia  242     14
15.      Oklahoma State  231     15
16.      Stanford        211     NR
17.      Virginia        208     11
18.      Purdue   192     9
19.      Tennessee       166     18
20.      Northwestern    143     NR
21.      Auburn  137     8
22.      Texas A&M       96      23
23.      Arkansas        90      NR
24.      Baylor  86      NR
         UCLA (1)        86      10
 
Also receiving votes: Notre Dame, 67; Pepperdine, 58; Penn State, 56; Texas Tech, 55; Iowa State, 28; California, 24; Texas, 24; Washington State, 24; UC Riverside, 15; Mississippi, 13; Denver, 9; Georgia State, 8; South Carolina, 8; CSU-Fullerton, 6; Oregon, 6; Kentucky, 4; SMU, 4; LSU, 3; Ohio State, 3; Campbell, 2; Missouri, 1; Oregon State, 1.


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