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Ana Belac, Miranda Wang, Leona Maguire, Jaravee Boonchant, Virginia Elena Carta
Blue Devil Golfers Head to Windy City Classic
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 10/01/2017
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DURHAM, N.C. – In its first tournament since opening the season in record fashion, the third-ranked Duke women’s golf team will head to Highland Park, Il., to compete in the Windy City Collegiate Classic Oct. 2-3 at the 6,200-yard, par 71 Northmoor Country Club.

Along with the Blue Devils competing will be Arizona, Arizona State, California, Florida, Iowa State, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Purdue, San Diego State, Tulane and UC Davis. In the latest Golfweek Team rankings, the tournament will feature six teams in the top 20 ledger – Duke (3), Arizona State (4), Michigan State (7), Northwestern (9), Oklahoma State (15) and Purdue (20).

The tournament will feature 36 holes on Monday, Oct. 2 followed by 18 holes on Tuesday. The Blue Devils will open action beginning at 8:39 a.m. (ET) off hole No. 10 along with Arizona State and Purdue. The second round is expected to start at 12:54 p.m. (ET).

Duke will travel a lineup that features senior Leona Maguire, junior Virginia Elena Carta, sophomore Ana Belac, freshman Jaravee Boonchant and freshman Miranda Wang.

The Blue Devils opened the 2017-18 campaign at the Jim West Challenge by carding a 33-under-par, 819, on their way to registering a Duke record 22-stroke team victory. Maguire, a product of Cavan, Ireland, won her eighth career tournament by shooting a school-record 13-under-par, 200.

Wang, a native of Beijing, China, will make her Blue Devil debut. The rookie joined the Duke program in the spring of 2017, but decided to redshirt. Wang missed the Jim West Challenge as she was competing in the China Provincial Games.

In the early Golfweek Individual rankings, Maguire is No. 3, while Belac (16) and Boonchant (24) are in the top 25. Maguire also heads the first edition of the Annika Award Watch List, which was released Sept. 28.