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Stacey Kim Had Back-to-Back Rounds of 72
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Stacey Kim Had Back-to-Back Rounds of 72
Blue Devil Golfers Advance to NCAA Championship
Sunday 05/12/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -  Even though the fifth-ranked and third-seeded Duke women’s golf team was down a golfer due to injury, the Blue Devils played two straight days of outstanding golf at the NCAA East Regional to advance to the NCAA Championship for the 24th time in school history and the 14th time out of the last 15 years.  

“They did show a lot of heart. I have seen teams go down to four for a day, maybe two,” said Duke head coach Dan Brooks.  “I don’t know of a team at regionals who has played with four, all three days, and advanced on to nationals. It possibly has happened but I am not aware of it. I am real proud of them for having done this.”

Duke registered rounds of 302, 293 and 292 to finish with a 54-hole total of 887 on its way to placing tied for sixth overall.  South Carolina, who is coached by Duke alum Kalen Anderson, claimed the team title with a three-day total of 873.  Texas A&M, (878), Texas (878), Alabama (879), Florida (879), Arizona State (887), Michigan State (887) and Duke rounded out the eight teams advancing on to the NCAA Championship.

“A little reminder about being calm and trusting your game,” commented Brooks on what he told the team heading into the final round.  “That is probably what all the coaches are saying out here. For us, with only four on the course, it was particularly important to do that. They did a great job.”

“I can’t say that I was enjoying myself when we were four shots out of not going, when we had about an hour and 10 minutes left to play,” said Brooks on how satisfying advancing is.  “That wasn’t fun, but now that it is over and we are in, I can tell you that this is what it’s all about: Watching Courtney get it up-and-down on seven, which is our 16th hole, from a fried egg in the bunker. At the same time, I turned my head to watch Stacey make a 20-footer for an up-and-down par on the eighth hole. That was great, to see those two rising seniors do that right at the end.

Following an injury to sophomore Alejandra Cangrejo midway through round one, the Blue Devils were forced to play the final two days with only four golfers at the 6,253-yard, par 72 Penn State Blue Course in State College, Pa.  All four golfers stepped up their games and played solid golf to move Duke on to the NCAA Championship, after missing the cut a year ago at Notre Dame.  

Continuing her solid play all season, Lindy Duncan turned in a one-under-par, 71, on Saturday on her way to finishing tied for third overall with rounds of 73, 72 and 71 for a total of 216.  A product of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Duncan was all over the cup each of the three days but couldn’t get the putts to drop.  

“It is definitely different as you have no room for error,” commented Duncan on playing with only four golfers.  “So all four of us had to be really patient and play really good golf out here. We did it.”

For the second straight day, Duke opened play on hole 10 and Duncan posted three straight pars before failing to get up-and-down on No. 13 to drop to one-over-par.  She closed the first nine holes with a 15-foot birdie putt on the 364-yard, par four 16th and on the 446-yard, par five 18th she two-putted for birdie, after being on the green in two shots. Duncan stayed at one-under-par until she suffered her second bogey of the day on the third hole.  

Duncan stayed at even par until the final hole where she hit her second shot into the par five 18th to just on the fringe behind the pin.  She two-putted for her 10th birdie of the tournament and gave her a one-under-par, 71, on the day.   Duncan hit 13 greens, 12 fairways and had 31 putts on the day.  

The top five finish is sixth of the season and Duncan now owns 19 rounds of even or under par, which ranks tied for fourth on Duke’s single-season charts.  Out of her last 10 rounds of golf, nine have been even or under par.  

Collecting her second straight round of even par in the final round was junior Stacey Kim.  A native of Columbus, Ga., Kim birdied the first hole for the second straight day but then suffered back-to-back bogeys to fall to one-over-par through three holes.  Kim collected seven straight pars before notching her second birdie of the day as she rolled in a six-foot putt on the 331-yard, par four second hole.  She stuck her third shot to within two feet on No. 5 on her way to moving to one-under-par with a short birdie.  Kim closed with a bogey on the sixth hole and then had three straight pars.  She had a key up-and-down par on No. 8 as Kim drained a 20-footer, after hitting her approach shot off the green to the right.  

“It is a great feeling,” said Kim on advancing to nationals.  “Obviously we were down to four players and to just be able to play well for the team and to get us past this stage it was a really good feat for us.  It just proves that when we have the stakes against us we can do well.”

For the day, Kim registered 13 greens, eight fairways and had 31 putts.  She finished tied for 19th with a 54-hole total of 221.  Kim had posted only three even or under par rounds this season, but she registered two over the last two days.  Out of nine career regional rounds, Kim has four even or under par scorecards.  Her top 20 finish is the fourth of the season and third straight heading into the NCAA Championship.

Continuing to play some of the best golf of her career, Courtney Ellenbogen tied a career best with a three-day total of 222 to tie for 29th, after carding rounds of 76, 72 and 74.  She opened her round with a key sand save for par and then went to one-over-par with a bogey on No. 13.  Ellenbogen then went eight straight holes with a par before dropping to two-over-par with a bogey on the 175-yard, par three fourth hole.  The Blacksburg, Va., resident registered her lone birdie on the day on No. 6 as she rolled in a six-footer to get a stroke back.  

‪”When Courtney’s back is against the wall and she wants to fight, she is really good,” said Brooks.  “An example of this was when she finished low for us at nationals as a freshman. That was a Courtney that was very tough. That was the Courtney I saw in this tournament.”

Presented with a fried egg in the bunker on No. 16, Ellenbogen was able to get it on the green and holed a very key 10-foot par putt to remain at one-over-par.  She suffered a bogey on No. 18 to close the day with a 74.  On the morning, she hit all 14 fairways, 11 greens and had 31 putts.  Ellenbogen notched four up-and-downs.  Over the last two days, she collected a total of seven up-and-downs.  Heading into regional action, Ellenbogen had only one round of even or under par and matched that this week.  

Needing a solid round from Laetitia Beck, who is a two-time All-ACC selection, the sophomore came through in a big way shooting a three-over-par, 75, in the final round on her way to finishing 65th with a 228.  Beck, who is from Caesarea, Israel, continued her standout play over the first nine holes this week as she was two-under-par making the turn on Saturday.  Over the three days, Beck was a combined two-under-par over her first nine holes, but struggled on the back nine with a 14-over-par ledger.  

Beck collected birdies on No. 11 and No. 18 on the first nine in the final round, but after making the turn she got in trouble with her drive as it went to the right in the trees.  After eventually getting the ball on the green, she three-putted to finish with a triple-bogey.  Beck suffered a bogey on No. 2 and was two-over-par with seven holes remaining.  She had five consecutive pars before heading into the challenging uphill 162-yard, par three eighth hole.  Beck suffered a bogey and finished the week with a four-over-par ledger on the par three.  She finished the ninth with a par on her way to finishing with a 75.  Beck hit 13 greens, five fairways and had 33 putts.  

Duke will head to the NCAA Championship, which will take place from May 22-25 at the Vanderbilt Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Tenn.  

Notes:

•  The last 10 appearances in the NCAA Championship, Duke has placed in the top 10.  The Blue Devils own five NCAA titles -- 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007.

•  In three appearances in the NCAA Regional, Lindy Duncan has placed in the top six twice now (tied sixth last year).

•  Lindy Duncan was six-under-par on the par fives this week, which tied for an individual best in the field.

•  Courtney Ellenbogen posted 40 pars in three days to rank tied for fourth in the field.  The most this week was 43 by Bertine Strauss of Texas.

•  Stacey Kim totaled one of only five birdies on the 386-yard, par four third hole on Saturday.  Hole three played as the toughest hole on the course in the final round (+0.57).

•  After posting only two birdies on the par fives in the first round, Duke registered eight on Friday in the second round and posted four on Saturday.  

•  Earlier this season at the Tar Heel Invitational, Duke played the second round without Laetitia Beck due to her observing a Jewish holiday.  Duke was forced to play this round with only four golfers.  In 2005-06, Duke played the Bryan National Collegiate with only four golfers and finished second.  In 2004-05, the Blue Devils played the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge and the Bryan National Collegiate with only four golfers.  Duke finished third at the regional challenge and first at the Bryan National.  


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Duke Results

T6 T3 Lindy Duncan Duke 73 72 71 (F) 216 E
T31 T19 Stacey Kim Duke 77 72 72 (F) 221 +5
T24 T29 Courtney Ellenbogen Duke 76 72 74 (F) 222 +6
T63 T65 Laetitia Beck Duke 76 77 75 (F) 228 +12
126 - Alejandra Cangrejo Duke W W W - -

1 2 3 Team Scores
1 1 1 South Carolina 288 294 291 873 +9
T4 4 T2 Texas A&M 296 296 286 878 +14
T4 6 T2 Texas 296 300 282 878 +14
2 2 T4 Alabama 292 297 290 879 +15
3 3 T4 Florida 294 297 288 879 +15
T13 9 T6 Arizona State 303 298 286 887 +23
9 12 T6 Michigan State 300 304 283 887 +23
T11 5 T6 Duke 302 293 292 887 +23
T11 7 9 Arizona 302 296 293 891 +27
21 T10 10 Campbell 313 290 290 893 +29
8 T13 11 Oklahoma State 299 308 289 896 +32
7 T10 12 Tulane 298 305 300 903 +39
T4 8 13 Washington 296 303 305 904 +40
10 T16 T14 UCF 301 307 299 907 +43
15 T16 T14 Wake Forest 304 304 299 907 +43
17 T13 16 Kent State 306 301 301 908 +44
T13 T18 17 Maryland 303 307 304 914 +50
16 20 18 Northwestern 305 308 303 916 +52
T18 21 19 Chattanooga 311 306 302 919 +55
T18 T13 T20 Augusta State 311 296 316 923 +59
T18 T18 T20 San Diego State 311 299 313 923 +59
22 22 22 Jacksonville St. 314 304 309 927 +63
24 23 23 Oral Roberts 327 315 310 952 +88
23 24 24 Long Island 324 321 333 978 +114

Start Finish Player Team Scores
1 1 Katerina Ruzickova Texas A&M 67 73 73 (F) 213 -3
T6 2 Jennifer Kirby Alabama 71 74 70 (F) 215 -1
T31 T3 Lindsey Solberg Michigan State 74 75 67 (F) 216 E
T13 T3 Justine Lee Arizona State 74 73 69 (F) 216 E
T2 T3 Katie Burnett South Carolina 72 71 73 (F) 216 E
T6 T3 Lindy Duncan Duke 73 72 71 (F) 216 E
T24 T7 Katelyn Sepmoree Texas 74 74 69 (F) 217 +1
T10 T7 Evan Jensen Florida 72 74 71 (F) 217 +1
T24 T7 Kelsey Vines Oklahoma State 73 75 69 (F) 217 +1
T13 T10 Michelle Koh Campbell 78 69 71 (F) 218 +2
T24 T10 Margarita Ramos Arizona 75 73 70 (F) 218 +2
T13 T12 Gemma Dryburgh Tulane 72 75 72 (F) 219 +3
T13 T12 Caroline Powers Michigan State 74 73 72 (F) 219 +3
T31 T14 Manon Gidali Arizona 75 74 71 (F) 220 +4
T24 T14 Amanda Strang South Carolina 73 75 72 (F) 220 +4
T31 T14 Mia Piccio Florida 74 75 71 (F) 220 +4
T10 T14 Stephanie Meadow Alabama 74 72 74 (F) 220 +4
T31 T14 Mercedes Germino Kent State 76 73 71 (F) 220 +4
T31 T19 Giulia Molinaro Arizona State 74 75 72 (F) 221 +5
T4 T19 Charlotte Lorentzen * Georgia State 74 70 77 (F) 221 +5
T47 T19 Hannah Collier Alabama 72 79 70 (F) 221 +5
T55 T19 Natalie Reeves Texas A&M 76 76 69 (F) 221 +5
T47 T19 Bertine Strauss Texas 73 78 70 (F) 221 +5
T31 T19 Stacey Kim Duke 77 72 72 (F) 221 +5
T2 T19 Justine Dreher South Carolina 70 73 78 (F) 221 +5
T40 T19 Carolin Pinegger UCF 75 75 71 (F) 221 +5
T6 T19 Maria Juliana Loza Chattanooga 73 72 76 (F) 221 +5
T10 T19 Juliet Vongphoumy Maryland 68 78 75 (F) 221 +5
T31 T29 Kelly Shon * Princeton 72 77 73 (F) 222 +6
T40 T29 Andrea Watts Florida 72 78 72 (F) 222 +6
T55 T29 Patricia Garcia Texas A&M 79 73 70 (F) 222 +6
T24 T29 Courtney Ellenbogen Duke 76 72 74 (F) 222 +6
T13 T29 Nicole Vandermade Texas 72 75 75 (F) 222 +6
T13 T29 Gina Clark San Diego State 75 72 75 (F) 222 +6
T63 T35 Laura Blanco Arizona State 78 75 70 (F) 223 +7
T71 T35 Liz Nagel Michigan State 74 80 69 (F) 223 +7
T55 T35 Haley Stephens Texas 77 75 71 (F) 223 +7
T13 T35 Brooke Pancake Alabama 75 72 76 (F) 223 +7
T6 T35 Casey Kennedy Augusta State 74 71 78 (F) 223 +7
T24 T35 Cheyenne Woods Wake Forest 75 73 75 (F) 223 +7
T71 T41 Teresa Urquizu Campbell 73 81 70 (F) 224 +8
T47 T41 Fanny Cnops * UNCG 75 76 73 (F) 224 +8
T84 T41 Suzie Lee South Carolina 73 83 68 (F) 224 +8
T13 T41 Lucia Fernandez Valdes Jacksonville St. 76 71 77 (F) 224 +8
T40 T41 Devon Brown Northwestern 75 75 74 (F) 224 +8
T40 T46 Isabelle Boineau Arizona 75 75 75 (F) 225 +9
T24 T46 Katie Mundy * Florida International 74 74 77 (F) 225 +9
T40 T46 Jayde Panos Oklahoma State 72 78 75 (F) 225 +9
T13 T46 Monifa Sealy UCF 72 75 78 (F) 225 +9
T77 T46 Jordan Britt Chattanooga 78 77 70 (F) 225 +9
T47 T51 Kaylin Yost Campbell 80 71 75 (F) 226 +10
T31 T51 Sadena Parks Washington 78 71 77 (F) 226 +10
T63 T51 Laura Wearn * Furman 77 76 73 (F) 226 +10
T13 T51 Camilla Hedberg Florida 76 71 79 (F) 226 +10
T47 T51 Mary Michael Maggio Texas A&M 74 77 75 (F) 226 +10
T40 T51 Christine Wong San Diego State 79 71 76 (F) 226 +10
T31 T51 Mandi Morrow Kent State 74 75 77 (F) 226 +10
T4 T51 Natalie Wille Augusta State 75 69 82 (F) 226 +10
T40 T59 SooBin Kim Washington 75 75 77 (F) 227 +11
T63 T59 Sarah Beth Davis Texas A&M 79 74 74 (F) 227 +11
T77 T59 Desiree Dubreuil Texas 79 76 72 (F) 227 +11
T84 T59 Josephine Janson Oklahoma State 78 78 71 (F) 227 +11
T63 T59 Marissa Dodd Wake Forest 74 79 74 (F) 227 +11
T55 T59 Allison Emrey Wake Forest 78 74 75 (F) 227 +11
T47 T65 Nikki Koller Arizona 77 74 77 (F) 228 +12
T71 T65 Samantha Troyanovich Tulane 78 76 74 (F) 228 +12
T63 T65 Laetitia Beck Duke 76 77 75 (F) 228 +12
T63 T65 Jocelyn Alford Oklahoma State 76 77 75 (F) 228 +12
T55 T65 Jennifer Ha Kent State 77 75 76 (F) 228 +12
T47 T65 Jessie Hollandsworth Maryland 77 74 77 (F) 228 +12
T84 T65 Alheli Moreno Oral Roberts 78 78 72 (F) 228 +12
T77 T72 Cyd Okino Washington 78 77 74 (F) 229 +13
T77 T72 Lisbeth Brooks Campbell 82 73 74 (F) 229 +13
T55 T72 Jennifer Yang Washington 72 80 77 (F) 229 +13
T77 T72 Michelle Piyapattra * Columbia 78 77 74 (F) 229 +13
T77 T76 Allyssa Ferrell Michigan State 78 77 75 (F) 230 +14
T55 T76 Daniela Ordonez Arizona State 77 75 78 (F) 230 +14
T77 T76 O. Kristinsdottir Wake Forest 77 78 75 (F) 230 +14
T92 T76 Brittany Mai Northwestern 77 80 73 (F) 230 +14
T92 T76 Emily Gimpel Maryland 78 79 73 (F) 230 +14
T71 T76 Marion Duvernay Chattanooga 77 77 76 (F) 230 +14
T84 82 Ashley McKenney Tulane 77 79 75 (F) 231 +15
T92 T83 Noemi Jimenez Arizona State 78 79 75 (F) 232 +16
T96 T83 Isabelle Lendl Florida 81 77 74 (F) 232 +16
T92 T83 Kaitlyn Price UCF 78 79 75 (F) 232 +16
T71 T83 Alex Lederhausen Northwestern 75 79 78 (F) 232 +16
T63 T87 Kelli Bowers Washington 71 82 80 (F) 233 +17
T63 T87 Meredith Swanson South Carolina 78 75 80 (F) 233 +17
T101 T87 Amy Ruengmateekhun Oklahoma State 79 80 74 (F) 233 +17
T55 T87 Hana Lee Northwestern 78 74 81 (F) 233 +17
T96 T87 Ornella Arrizon Jacksonville St. 80 78 75 (F) 233 +17
T96 92 Johanna Tillstrom Alabama 79 79 76 (F) 234 +18
T84 T93 Stephanie Wagstaff Tulane 77 79 79 (F) 235 +19
T103 T93 Valentina Fontaine UCF 80 80 75 (F) 235 +19
T96 T93 Shamira Marshall Kent State 80 78 77 (F) 235 +19
T71 T93 Katie Mitchell UCF 76 78 81 (F) 235 +19
T84 T93 Kirsty Rands Augusta State 79 77 79 (F) 235 +19
T84 T93 Christine Shimel Maryland 80 76 79 (F) 235 +19
T47 T93 Brianna Maynard Long Island 74 77 84 (F) 235 +19
T103 100 Brooke Bellomy Campbell 83 77 76 (F) 236 +20
T84 101 Malin Enarsson San Diego State 79 77 81 (F) 237 +21
T103 T102 Luz Armijo-Fernandez Jacksonville St. 77 83 78 (F) 238 +22
T96 T102 Astrid Parsson Jacksonville St. 81 77 80 (F) 238 +22
T108 T104 Christine Meier Michigan State 82 79 78 (F) 239 +23
T108 T104 Lauren Weaver Northwestern 80 81 78 (F) 239 +23
T103 T104 Lourdes Lopez Caballo Jacksonville St. 82 78 79 (F) 239 +23
T103 T104 Tiffany Robbins Oral Roberts 80 80 79 (F) 239 +23
T101 T108 Alessia Knight San Diego State 80 79 81 (F) 240 +24
T111 T108 Marit Bjerke Augusta State 83 79 78 (F) 240 +24
T116 T108 Kylie Bollenbach Oral Roberts 87 77 76 (F) 240 +24
T113 111 Erin Hawe Kent State 79 84 78 (F) 241 +25
T113 112 Cristina Felip Long Island 79 84 79 (F) 242 +26
T108 113 Kyndall Ardoin Arizona 82 79 82 (F) 243 +27
T116 114 Christine Duschek-Hansen Augusta State 84 80 81 (F) 245 +29
121 T115 Greta Lange Wake Forest 84 84 78 (F) 246 +30
T113 T115 Sophie Weilguni Chattanooga 83 80 83 (F) 246 +30
T111 T117 Amy Alston San Diego State 78 84 87 (F) 249 +33
T116 T117 Anna Palsson Long Island 87 77 85 (F) 249 +33
T116 T117 Crystal Reeves Oral Roberts 84 80 85 (F) 249 +33
123 120 Mette Kryger Chattanooga 87 83 80 (F) 250 +34
122 T121 Ashton Collier Oral Roberts 85 84 83 (F) 252 +36
120 T121 Alice Boothroyd Long Island 84 83 85 (F) 252 +36
124 123 Julia Rappa Long Island 110 101 95 (F) 306 +90
T13 - Maribel Lopez-Porras Tulane 72 75 W - -
125 - Lauren Varnas Maryland A 85 81 (F) - -
126 - Alejandra Cangrejo Duke W W W - -
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