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Jaravee Boonchant, Virginia Elena Carta, Hannah O'Sullivan
Trio Blue Devils to Tee Off in U.S. Women's Amateur
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/05/2017
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CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Jaravee Boonchant, Virginia Elena Carta and Hannah O’Sullivan of the Duke women’s golf program are set to tee off in the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur Monday at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif. The championship will run Aug. 7-13 and includes 156 golfers.

The schedule of play will feature 36 holes of stroke play Aug. 7-8 followed by match play Aug. 9-13. The top 64 golfers will advance to the match play portion.

Carta, who hails from Udine, Italy, returns to the U.S. Amateur after finishing as the runner-up in 2016. Eun Jeong Seong rolled in a 40-foot birdie putt on the 36th hole to hold off Carta and win, 1-up, at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa. Boonchant reached the match play portion in 2016, but fell in 20 holes to ninth-seeded Maria Torres in the first round.

O’Sullivan will compete in the U.S. Women’s Amateur for the first time since 2015, when she claimed the championship by defeating Sierra Brooks, 3&2, at the Portland Golf Club in Portland, Ore.

Boonchant and O’Sullivan are paired together for Monday’s tee times beginning at 8:20 a.m., on hole one. Carta is set to tee off at 12 p.m., on hole No. 1.

FS1 will cover the U.S. Women’s Amateur beginning Aug. 9 from 6-9 p.m. The round of 32 will be aired from 2-4 p.m., on on Aug. 10, while the round of 16 matches will be available on FS1 from 6-9 p.m. Quarterfinal action will be on FS1 from 6-9 p.m., while the semifinal matches from 7-10 p.m., on FS1. The championship match will be on from 12:30-2:30 p.m., on, while the afternoon portion will be aired on FS1 from 4-7 p.m.

Duke has two other golfers who have won the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Virada Nirapathpongporn won in 2003 at the Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne, Pa., while Amanda Blumenherst won in 2008 at the Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore.