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The Allstate Sugar Bowl Champions
Courtesy: Parker Waters
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Champions
Women's Golf Claims Allstate Sugar Bowl Title
Friday 02/28/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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NEW ORLEANS, La. – In one of the toughest fields of the spring season, the 13th-ranked Duke women’s golf team turned in its best tournament of the year and snapped a 21-tournament winless drought on Tuesday as the Blue Devils carded a final round even-par, 288, to win the team title at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship, which was played at the 6,105-yard, par 72 English Turn Golf & Country Club. 

“I couldn’t be more happy,” commented head coach Dan Brooks on winning the title.  “It’s been a long time. We’ve been through a period where we didn’t have any wins. The passion was maybe down a little bit from last year. It seems like it has picked up in the spring and everybody realizes how special it is to be on a team that’s got the talent to do this kind of thing. Maybe it took a win for us to pull together and start talking about it a little bit more.”

Duke saved its best for last as the Blue Devils trailed Southern California by four strokes entering the final round, but carded 16 birdies in the final round to win by three strokes over Colorado.  The Blue Devils posted rounds of 295, 294 and 288 for a total of 13-over-par, 877.  Colorado (880), Southern California (881), Alabama (884), Baylor (887), Tulane (893), Texas A&M (896), Auburn (897), Oregon (897) and Florida (898) rounded out the top 10. 

“I felt like right from start to finish that we played smart golf,” said Brooks.  “This course demands that – small greens, wind blowing, we’re on Bermuda greens and we’re not used to that. We’ve been on fast, mid-grass greens. There were so many challenges to this and they just had to stay real tough. It seems like we did that right until the end. Today, we did it probably better than we did it the two other days, even though we were back.”

The victory for Brooks is his 111th of his career, which is the most of any Division I women’s golf coach in history. 

Leading the Duke charge on Tuesday was the No. 1 ranked golfer in the nation Lindy Duncan, who carded a three-under-par, 69, to vault into fourth place individually.  A native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Duncan had three birdies and three bogeys to go along with three pars on the front nine as she made the turn at even par.  She closed strong for the third straight day with birdies on the No. 11, No. 13 and No. 18 holes to finish with her eighth round in the 60s this season. 

Duncan finished four strokes behind individual medalist Alex Stewart of Colorado (211).  Oregon’s Cassy Isagawa (212), Southern California’s Lisa McCloskey (213) and Duncan rounded out the top four individuals.  Duncan posted rounds of 73, 73 and 69 on her way to finishing with a 215.  She hit 12 fairways, 12 greens and had 27 putts on the day.  In five tournaments this year, Duncan has placed no lower than tied for sixth.

As a team, Duke registered four golfers finishing in the top 20 of the tournament for the first time this season and the first since last year’s ACC Championship.  Other Blue Devils placing in the top 20 were Laetitia Beck (T9th), Stacey Kim (T14) and Courtney Ellenbogen (T16). 

Beck, who is from Caesarea, Israel, tied for her best finish of the season with rounds of 74, 73 and 72 for a total of 219.  On Tuesday, she held a one-under-par, ledger through the first 12 holes with a birdie on No. 7.  Beck suffered her first bogey of the day on the 14th but responded with a birdie on No. 15.  She closed with three pars and one bogey over her final four holes. 

Collecting her best finish of the season at tied for 14th was Kim, who is a junior out of Columbus, Ga.  She notched rounds of 74, 72 and 75 on her way to finishing with a 221.  Kim struggled with her putting all day, but stuck her approach shots numerous times hitting 13 greens, 10 fairways and notching 34 putts.

Playing in her second tournament of the season in Duke’s lineup, Ellenbogen made the most of her opportunity as she closed with an even-par 72.  She had rounds of 74, 76 and 72 for a 222 ledger over the 54 holes.  Ellenbogen’s top 20 finish is the first for the junior since her freshman campaign.  She opened her day with a par, bogey and birdie before rolling in another birdie on her fifth hole to move to one-under-par.  Ellenbogen had setbacks on holes No. 8 and No. 9 with bogeys but closed the day very strong.  She registered nine straight pars and rolled in a three-foot birdie on her final hole of the day, the 347-yard, par four first hole.  Ellenbogen hit nine fairways, nine greens and sank a team-best 25 putts. 

After totaling rounds of 82 and 79 the first two days, Cangrejo carded a 75 on the final day to finish tied for 61st with a 236.  Cangrejo, a product of Bogota, Colombia, opened with three birdies on her first eight holes but also had three bogeys to remain at even par.  She closed with eight pars, one bogey and one double-bogey to finish with a 75. 

Playing as an individual, freshman Irene Jung finished tied for 64th with rounds of 78, 76 and 82 for a total of 237. 

“When it was cold, as a spectator you’re colder than they are,” said Brooks on how the weather played into the last two days.  “The wind that they played in yesterday is not that different than the wind today. They’re moving and locking and concentrating, so they’re probably not quite as cold. I’m not taking away from that experience, but I would say today wasn’t that much easier of a day as the other days. As we’re watching, we think ‘Well, it’s so cold out here,’ but I don’t think it was that much easier of a day. It was still a windy, gusty day. You could still become a victim of the wind today, so that was challenging.”

Duke will next play in the Suntrust Gator Women’s Golf Invitational on March 16-18 in Gainesville, Fla. 

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Duke Results

Start Finish Player Team Scores
T7 T4 Lindy Duncan Duke 73 73 69 215 -1
T10 T9 Laetitia Beck Duke 74 73 72 219 +3
T7 T14 Stacey Kim Duke 74 72 75 221 +5
T30 T16 Courtney Ellenbogen Duke 74 76 72 222 +6
T71 T61 Alejandra Cangrejo Duke 82 79 75 236 +20
T50 T64 Irene Jung * Duke 78 76 83 237 +21

1 2 3 Team Scores
3 2 1 Duke 295 294 288 877 +13
T4 3 2 Colorado 297 293 290 880 +16
1 1 3 Southern Cal 293 292 296 881 +17
T10 8 4 Alabama 301 298 285 884 +20
T4 4 5 Baylor 297 294 296 887 +23
T10 10 6 Tulane 301 300 292 893 +29
T7 7 7 Texas A&M 300 298 298 896 +32
T7 9 T8 Auburn 300 300 297 897 +33
2 6 T8 Oregon 294 302 301 897 +33
T7 5 10 Florida 300 293 305 898 +34
6 13 11 Tulsa 299 310 300 909 +45
T10 11 12 Florida State 301 301 308 910 +46
13 12 13 Kennesaw State 308 298 311 917 +53
15 15 14 East Carolina 313 308 301 922 +58
14 14 15 Mississippi 310 306 307 923 +59

Start Finish Player Team Scores
5 1 Alex Stewart Colorado 71 73 67 211 -5
1 2 Cassy Isagawa Oregon 71 65 76 212 -4
2 3 Lisa McCloskey Southern Cal 71 71 71 213 -3
T7 T4 Lindy Duncan Duke 73 73 69 215 -1
T10 T4 Jennifer Kirby Alabama 73 74 68 215 -1
6 T4 Malin Jansson Florida State 73 72 70 215 -1
T3 7 Doris Chen Southern Cal 72 71 74 217 +1
T10 8 Marta Sanz Auburn 74 73 71 218 +2
T10 T9 Laetitia Beck Duke 74 73 72 219 +3
T3 T9 Chelsey Cothran Baylor 72 71 76 219 +3
T36 T11 Brooke Pancake Alabama 76 75 69 220 +4
T16 T11 Katerina Ruzickova Texas A&M 74 74 72 220 +4
T10 T11 Hayley Davis Baylor 72 75 73 220 +4
T16 T14 Emily Talley Colorado 77 71 73 221 +5
T7 T14 Stacey Kim Duke 74 72 75 221 +5
T30 T16 Courtney Ellenbogen Duke 74 76 72 222 +6
T23 T16 Patricia Garcia Texas A&M 74 75 73 222 +6
T16 T16 Stephanie Meadow Alabama 76 72 74 222 +6
T10 T16 Sophia Popov Southern Cal 74 73 75 222 +6
T30 T16 Valerie Sternebeck Baylor 77 73 72 222 +6
T23 T21 Jessica Wallace Colorado 74 75 74 223 +7
T7 T21 Camilla Hedberg Florida 77 69 77 223 +7
T23 T21 Kristina Merkle Tulsa 77 72 74 223 +7
T16 T21 Carlie Yadloczky * Auburn 75 73 75 223 +7
T36 T25 Marita Engzelius Tulsa 71 80 73 224 +8
T50 T25 Samantha Troyanovich Tulane 81 73 70 224 +8
T23 T25 Victoria Trapani Auburn 74 75 75 224 +8
T30 T25 Gemma Dryburgh Tulane 75 75 74 224 +8
T16 T25 Cali Hipp Oregon 69 79 76 224 +8
T50 T30 Raphaela Dyer Oregon 76 78 71 225 +9
T23 T30 Jennifer Coleman Colorado 75 74 76 225 +9
T23 T30 Andrea Watts Florida 72 77 76 225 +9
T36 T30 Patricia Sanz Auburn 75 76 74 225 +9
T16 T30 Evan Jensen Florida 77 71 77 225 +9
T30 T30 Mia Piccio Florida 74 76 75 225 +9
T36 T30 Maribel Lopez Porras Tulane 76 75 74 225 +9
T56 T30 Faith Hardison East Carolina 76 79 70 225 +9
T36 T38 Jaclyn Jansen Baylor 76 75 75 226 +10
T16 T38 Susy Grunden Texas A&M 74 74 78 226 +10
T43 T40 Ashley McKenney Tulane 76 77 74 227 +11
T43 T40 Haley Sanders Mississippi 77 76 74 227 +11
T30 T42 Fanny Wolte East Carolina 75 75 78 228 +12
T10 T42 Kaew Preamchuen Kennesaw State 77 70 81 228 +12
T23 T42 Ines Lescudier Kennesaw State 77 72 79 228 +12
T41 T42 Laure Castelain Florida State 74 78 76 228 +12
T50 T46 Mary Michael Maggio Texas A&M 78 76 75 229 +13
T43 T46 Ket Preamchuen Kennesaw State 77 76 76 229 +13
T43 T46 Inah Park Southern Cal 76 77 76 229 +13
T56 T49 Haley Millsap Mississippi 79 76 75 230 +14
T30 T49 Natalie Gleadall Mississippi 73 77 80 230 +14
T43 T49 Diana Fernandez Auburn 77 76 77 230 +14
59 T49 Hannah Collier Alabama 76 80 74 230 +14
T41 53 Kayla Riede Tulsa 75 77 79 231 +15
T50 54 Johanna Tillstrom Alabama 77 77 78 232 +16
T56 T55 Anna Young * Tulsa 75 80 78 233 +17
T60 T55 Katie Kirk East Carolina 81 77 75 233 +17
65 T55 Sarah Elliot Tulsa 76 83 74 233 +17
T43 T55 Jessica Negron Florida State 81 72 80 233 +17
T60 59 Kristin Coleman Colorado 79 79 76 234 +18
T66 60 Lea Charpier Kennesaw State 77 83 75 235 +19
T60 T61 Rachel Morris Southern Cal 79 79 78 236 +20
T71 T61 Alejandra Cangrejo Duke 82 79 75 236 +20
T43 T61 Sarah Beth Davis Texas A&M 78 75 83 236 +20
T71 T64 Stephanie Wagstaff Tulane 74 87 76 237 +21
T50 T64 Irene Jung * Duke 78 76 83 237 +21
T66 T66 Taelor Rubin Mississippi 81 79 78 238 +22
T66 T66 Ashley Edwards Oregon 78 82 78 238 +22
T60 T66 Haley Wilson Auburn 79 79 80 238 +22
T71 T69 Emily Eng East Carolina 84 77 78 239 +23
T66 T69 Natalie Reeves * Texas A&M 80 80 79 239 +23
T77 T71 Courtney McKim * Alabama 82 80 78 240 +24
T60 T71 Kaylin Terry * Baylor 80 78 82 240 +24
T71 73 Emma Carberry Baylor 81 80 80 241 +25
T71 74 Alex Milan Florida State 79 82 82 243 +27
79 75 Carlton Kuhlo * Florida State 82 81 81 244 +28
T80 T76 Julia Strandberg East Carolina 81 84 80 245 +29
T80 T76 Kathryn Fowler * Mississippi 81 84 80 245 +29
T82 T76 Monica Petchakan Oregon 86 80 79 245 +29
T66 79 Megan Pak Florida 79 81 86 246 +30
T77 T80 Molly Winnett Kennesaw State 82 80 85 247 +31
T71 T80 Ashley Lance Mississippi 84 77 86 247 +31
T82 82 Shu Yin Liu Tulsa 85 81 87 253 +37
T50 - Maria Salinas Florida State 75 79 W - -
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