DURHAM, N.C. – The preseason fifth-ranked Duke women’s golf team will kick off the 2017-18 campaign Monday in the Jim West Challenge, which will be held on The Fazio Course at The Club at Carlton Woods in Woodlands, Texas. The tournament will take place Sept. 11-12 and will feature 54 holes of play.
Along with Duke, Texas State, Augusta, Kent State, Missouri, UNC Greensboro, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Southern Miss, Texas A&M, TCU, UTSA, Texas Tech and Tulsa will be competing.
The tournament features 36 holes of play Monday, Sept. 11 followed by 18 holes on Tuesday, Sept. 12. This will mark the first time Duke has competed in the Jim West Challenge.
In his 34th season at the helm of the Blue Devils, head coach Dan Brooks owns an NCAA-record 128 career victories to go along with six NCAA Championships and 19 ACC Championships.
Leona Maguire, a product of Cavan, Ireland, returns for her final collegiate season, after turning in three outstanding years with the Blue Devils. Some of her highlights include – two-time National Player of the Year, three-time Mark H. McCormick Medal winner, three-time WGCA First Team All-America, two-time ACC Champion, two-time ACC Player of the Year and two-time GolfStat Award winner. Maguire is coming off a junior campaign where she collected an NCAA-record 70.29 stroke average and three victories, while not finishing lower than sixth all season.
Fans will be able to follow the action with live scoring via www.GolfStat.com.