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ACC Champions
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ACC Champions
Blue Devil Women's Golf Sweeps ACC Titles
Sunday 04/19/2014  -  Duke Sports Information
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – For the third straight year and the 19th time in school history, the Duke women’s golf program took home the ACC Championship Saturday as the Blue Devils battled through unseasonably cool temperatures and intermittent rain showers at the 6,107-yard, par 71 Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.  Sophomore Celine Boutier claimed the ACC Individual title with a three-day ledger of 210, which marked her third straight individual title this spring.  

Duke carded rounds of 291, 285 and 286 for a 54-hole total of 862, which was 10-over-par batting tough conditions.  Virginia (889), NC State (890), North Carolina (896), Notre Dame (905), Miami (905), Florida State (908), Wake Forest (919), Maryland (921), Clemson (921) and Boston College (959) rounding out the field.

Blue Devil head coach Dan Brooks registered his 118th career victory and has led Duke to 18 of 19 ACC Championships over his 30 years.  Boutier becomes the 12th different Blue Devil to claim the ACC individual title and it marks the 16th time a Duke golfer has won medalist accolades at the championship.  

“I am very pleased with the way we played today,” said Brooks. “This is a tough course made tougher by the weather conditions. I’m happy with where this team is now. This is a great place to host an ACC Championship. You can’t run a tournament better than they do here. The excitement and support that we receive means a lot to the players.”

Duke featured four out of the top five golfers on the final individual leaderboard – Boutier (1), Laetitia Beck (2), Sandy Choi (4) and Yu Liu (T5).  

Entering the ACC Championship as the hottest golfer in the nation, Boutier didn’t disappoint firing rounds of 71, 69 and 70 for a 54-hole total of 210.  A product of Montrouge, France, Boutier becomes the first Duke golfer since Amanda Blumenherst (2006-07) to win three straight individual titles.  

“I thought the course played long today with the conditions being both windy and wet,” said Boutier. “My ball striking and wedges were very good. It was very helpful on the par five’s and four’s, as I was able to save a lot of pars. I’m very pleased with the way I played.”

Boutier totaled an even-par, 35, on the front nine Saturday, which included back-to-back birdies on No. 4 and No. 5.  After a bogey on the par three 12th, Boutier closed the round with a two-under-par ledger over her final six holes.  She rolled in birdies on both par fives, No. 15 and No. 18 on her way to finishing with a tournament-best 13 birdies over the three days.  Boutier hit 12 greens, nine fairways and had 29 putts on the day.  

Carding a career-best eight birdies in the final round, Beck moved into second place with a two-over-par, 215, with rounds of 72, 75 and 68.  It marked the second straight year Beck finished second at the ACC Championship.  A Caesarea, Israel product, Beck totaled five birdies on the front nine on No. 2 and No. 3 followed by three consecutive birdies on No. 7, No. 8 and No. 9 on her way to making the turn at four-under, 31.  

Beck closed the back with two pars, three birdies and four bogeys as she finished the day with a 68, which was a tournament best score over the 54 holes.  She hit seven fairways, 12 greens and had a season-best 27 putts.  

Collecting a career-best fourth place finish with rounds of 75, 71 and 73 was Choi.  A product of San Diego, Calif., Choi’s day was highlighted with her first collegiate eagle on the 385-yard, par four second hole.  She was 151 yards out and hit the ball onto the top left of the green, before it rolled into the cup for eagle.  Choi played the next 15 holes at five-over-par, but closed her day with a short birdie on No. 18 to finish with a 73.  She hit 13 fairways, nine greens and had a career-best 26 putts.  

Liu, who is a freshman from Beijing, China, continued her solid start to her career with her eighth consecutive top 10 finish as she placed tied fifth with rounds of 73, 72 and 75 for a 54-hole ledger of 220.  She was held without a birdie for the entire day until she connected on a short putt on the 486-yard, par five 18th to round out the championship.

Senior Alejandra Cangrejo posted her fourth straight top 20 finish in the ACC Championship with rounds of 79, 73 and 75 for a total of 227.  A native of Bogota, Colombia, Cangrejo netted two birdies on No. 7 and No. 16, while hitting 14 greens, eight fairways and rolling 36 putts.

Duke will next await the NCAA Regional selection show Monday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m., which will be aired live on the Golf Channel.  


Other Duke Notes:
•    Celine Boutier led the field in par five scoring for the week, as she finished the nine par fives at six-under par.
•    The last time a Duke golfer won three straight individual titles was Amanda Blumenherst - 2006-07 (Arizona Wildcat Invitational, UCF Challenge, LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic)
•    Laetitia Beck had 11 birdies over the week, which ranked second overall.
•    Overall, Duke has won the ACC Championship in 1984, ‘85, ‘93, ‘96, ‘97, ‘98, ‘99, 2000, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ’07, ’08, ’12, ’13, ‘14.
•    Twelve different Blue Devils have claimed individual honors at the ACC Championship— Mary Anne Widman (1984), Evelyn Orley (1985), Kathi Poppmeier (1994), Jenny Chuasiriporn (1996 & 1997), Beth Bauer (1999), Maria Garcia-Estrada (2000), Virada Nirapathpongporn (2001), Candy Hannemann (2002), Brittany Lang (2004 & 2005), Blumenherst (2006, 2007 & 2008), Lindy Duncan (2012), Celine Boutier (2014)
•    Brooks is in his 30th season with the Blue Devils. He is a 12-time ACC Coach of the Year selection and has led Duke to an NCAA-record 118 victories.  Brooks has guided the Blue Devils to NCAA Championships in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
•    A Blue Devil individual has claimed medalist honors at each of the last four events Duke has competed in – Yu Liu (1), Celine Boutier (3).

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Duke Results
1 1 Celine Boutier Duke 71 69 70 (F) 210 -3
T7 2 Laetitia Beck Duke 72 75 68 (F) 215 +2
6 4 Sandy Choi Duke 75 71 73 (F) 219 +6
5 T5 Yu Liu Duke 73 72 75 (F) 220 +7
T24 T19 Alejandra Cangrejo Duke 79 73 75 (F) 227 +14

1 2 3 Team Scores
T1 1 1 Duke 291 285 286 862 +10
T1 2 2 Virginia 291 299 299 889 +37
9 5 3 NC State 308 292 290 890 +38
4 3 4 North Carolina 299 298 299 896 +44
T5 7 T5 Notre Dame 306 303 296 905 +53
3 4 T5 Miami 298 301 306 905 +53
T5 6 7 Florida State 306 299 303 908 +56
10 10 8 Wake Forest 311 306 302 919 +67
T5 T8 T9 Maryland 306 305 310 921 +69
8 T8 T9 Clemson 307 304 310 921 +69
11 11 11 Boston College 335 309 315 959 +107

Start Finish Player Team Scores
1 1 Celine Boutier Duke 71 69 70 (F) 210 -3
T7 2 Laetitia Beck Duke 72 75 68 (F) 215 +2
T3 3 Briana Mao Virginia 71 73 74 (F) 218 +5
6 4 Sandy Choi Duke 75 71 73 (F) 219 +6
T7 T5 Brittany Marchand NC State 76 71 73 (F) 220 +7
T7 T5 Katherine Perry North Carolina 74 73 73 (F) 220 +7
T3 T5 Lauren Coughlin Virginia 71 73 76 (F) 220 +7
5 T5 Yu Liu Duke 73 72 75 (F) 220 +7
T22 T9 Ana Menendez NC State 77 74 70 (F) 221 +8
2 T9 Matilda Castren Florida State 69 74 78 (F) 221 +8
T7 T9 Elizabeth Mallett North Carolina 75 72 74 (F) 221 +8
T17 12 Augusta James NC State 75 75 72 (F) 222 +9
T14 T13 Daniela Darquea Miami 76 73 74 (F) 223 +10
T11 T13 Talia Campbell Notre Dame 75 73 75 (F) 223 +10
T17 T15 Elizabeth Doty Wake Forest 75 75 75 (F) 225 +12
T11 T15 Ashlan Ramsey Clemson 73 75 77 (F) 225 +12
T14 T15 Juliet Vongphoumy Maryland 72 77 76 (F) 225 +12
T11 18 Kailey Walsh Miami 75 73 78 (F) 226 +13
T24 T19 Lindsay McGetrick NC State 80 72 75 (F) 227 +14
T28 T19 Allison Emrey Wake Forest 80 73 74 (F) 227 +14
T24 T19 Alejandra Cangrejo Duke 79 73 75 (F) 227 +14
T33 T22 Lydia Gumm Florida State 80 75 73 (F) 228 +15
T17 T22 Maia Schechter North Carolina 73 77 78 (F) 228 +15
T22 T22 Jordan Ferreira Notre Dame 76 75 77 (F) 228 +15
T24 T25 Rika Park Miami 74 78 77 (F) 229 +16
T28 T25 Cristina McQuiston Boston College 83 70 76 (F) 229 +16
T42 T25 Kristina Nhim Notre Dame 79 79 71 (F) 229 +16
T33 T25 Jackie Chang North Carolina 78 77 74 (F) 229 +16
T38 T25 Elizabeth Brightwell Virginia 79 77 73 (F) 229 +16
T28 T25 Portland Rosen Virginia 76 77 76 (F) 229 +16
T33 T25 Kelli Oride Notre Dame 77 78 74 (F) 229 +16
T14 T25 Lauren Diaz-Yi Virginia 73 76 80 (F) 229 +16
T17 T25 Sloan Shanahan Clemson 79 71 79 (F) 229 +16
32 34 Alexandria Papell Maryland 77 77 76 (F) 230 +17
T28 T35 Leslie Cloots North Carolina 77 76 78 (F) 231 +18
T33 T35 Ashley Armstrong Notre Dame 78 77 76 (F) 231 +18
T42 37 Lauren Salazar Clemson 75 83 74 (F) 232 +19
T33 38 Alex Milan Florida State 82 73 78 (F) 233 +20
T17 T39 Delfina Acosta Miami 73 77 84 (F) 234 +21
41 T39 Katia Joo Boston College 81 76 77 (F) 234 +21
T45 T41 Marissa Dodd Wake Forest 82 77 76 (F) 235 +22
T42 T41 Sierra Sims Wake Forest 77 81 77 (F) 235 +22
T24 T41 Laure Castelain Florida State 75 77 83 (F) 235 +22
T38 T41 Heidi Baek Maryland 76 80 79 (F) 235 +22
53 45 Carlton Kuhlo Florida State 85 78 74 (F) 237 +24
T48 T46 Christina Ocampo Miami 83 78 77 (F) 238 +25
T38 T46 Emily Gimpel Maryland 84 72 82 (F) 238 +25
47 48 Jessica Gregory Maryland 81 79 79 (F) 239 +26
T48 T49 Mariana Sims Wake Forest 79 82 80 (F) 241 +28
T48 T49 Jessica Hoang Clemson 82 79 80 (F) 241 +28
T45 T49 McKenzie Talbert Clemson 80 79 82 (F) 241 +28
T51 52 Christina Wang Boston College 81 81 80 (F) 242 +29
T51 53 Vivian Tsui NC State 84 78 83 (F) 245 +32
54 54 Lelesse Mocio Boston College 90 82 82 (F) 254 +41
55 55 Regan Simeone Boston College 90 86 82 (F) 258 +45


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