DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke women’s golf program will feature three Blue Devils competing this week in the 73rd U.S. Women’s Open, which will be contested at Shoal Creek Golf Club in Shoal Creek, Ala., from May 31 through June 3. Seeing action will be Duke incoming freshman Gina Kim, 2013 graduate Lindy Duncan and former two-time All-America Brittany Lang.
The U.S. Women’s Open is a 72-hole, stroke play competition with a field of 156 players. Following 36 holes, the low 60 scores and ties will advance to the weekend.
Duncan will get things started at 7:46 a.m., Thursday and 1:26 p.m., Friday along with Karrie Webb and Alena Sharp. Lang will be right behind teeing off at 7:57 a.m. Thursday and 1:37 p.m., Friday with Paula Creamer and Ryann O’Toole. Kim will close things out Thursday at 1:59 p.m., on Thursday and 8:19 a.m., Friday with Su-Hyn Oh and Saranporn Langkulgasettrin.
Lang, the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open champion, will see action in her 14th U.S. Open. In 2016, Lang, turned in rounds of 68, 75, 68 and 71 over four days at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif., to win the championship. She became Duke’s first golfer to win a major championship. Lang spent two seasons with the Blue Devils and was a two-time All-America before turning professional in 2005.
Currently ranked No. 15 on the 2018 LPGA money list with $312,999 earnings in 10 events, Duncan is turning in her best season on the LPGA. Duncan has placed in the top six in three of the last six events she has competed in, including a second place ledger at the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic. The 2011-12 National Player of the Year at Duke, Duncan graduated in 2013.
A native of Chapel Hill, N.C., Kim signed with Duke last November and will be a freshman with the Blue Devils in August. Kim is currently ranked No. 5 overall in the Golfweek girls listing and was a two-time winner on the AJGA. She qualified for the U.S. Open by carding rounds of 67 and 71 at Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va.
To follow the action, Fox Sports 1 will provide live coverage from 3-8 p.m., Thursday and Friday. Over the weekend, Fox will have live coverage from 2-7 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday from Shoal Creek, Ala.