DURHAM, N.C. – Coming off another stellar season where the Blue Devils collected five victories, Duke University women’s golf head coach Dan Brooks has finalized the 2018-19 schedule that includes eight regular season tournaments that kick off in September.
The Blue Devils return four starters and six letterwinners off their ACC Championship and NCAA Madison Regional Championship squad including 2018 All-America selection Jaravee Boonchant and 2016 NCAA Individual Champion Virginia Elena Carta. Duke also returns Honorable Mention All-America golfers Ana Belac and Miranda Wang along with sophomore Hannah O’Sullivan, while welcoming in standout freshman Gina Kim.
Brooks, who enters his 36th season at the helm of the Blue Devils, has guided Duke to six NCAA Championships, 20 ACC Championships and a NCAA Division I record 133 victories.
Sept. 17-19, 2018
Lake Elmo, Minn. (Royal Golf Club)
The Blue Devils did not compete in the Annika Intercollegiate in 2017-18, but made an appearance in the tournament in each of the three years prior. In three appearances at the Annika Intercollegiate, Duke averaged a team score of 860. Duke’s best finish came in 2015-16, when the team shot an 856 and finished fourth. Most recently, the Blue Devils finished seventh in 2016-17, after compiling a team ledger of 857.
Competing in 2018 will be Duke, Arkansas, UCLA, Alabama, Stanford, South Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma State, Southern California, Arizona, Northwestern and Minnesota
Windy City Collegiate Classic
Oct. 1-2, 2018
Chicago, Ill. (Westmoreland Country Club)
The onset of October will mark the third straight year the Blue Devils partake in the Windy City Collegiate Classic in Chicago. Duke finished fifth on both previous occasions, shooting 872 in 2016-17 and 871 last season. A season ago, Jaravee Boonchant shot a 217 and finished tied for 15th in the tournament.
Competing in 2018 will be Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Duke, Iowa State, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Purdue, San Diego State, South Carolina and Southern California
Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational
Oct. 12-14, 2018
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Finley Golf Course)
After winning the Tar Heel invitational last season, the Blue Devils will return to Chapel Hill to compete in the event for the 38th time. Duke won the invitational with a team score of 833 in 2017-18, with recently graduated Leona Maguire also taking home first place in the individual honors. Overall, Duke has won the Tar Heel Invitational 15 times, finishing on top in four out of the last five seasons. A Blue Devil golfer has won the individual title a total of 12 times.
Oct. 26-28, 2018
Wilmington, N.C. (Country Club of Landfall)
The Landfall Tradition represents another tournament the Blue Devils have experienced a wealth of success in, having finished first in each of their last two appearances. Duke won the Landfall in both 2017 and 2015, with Ana Belac tying for the lowest individual round last season. Belac collected her first collegiate victory a year ago turning in rounds of 66 and 69. To date, the Blue Devils have competed in the Landfall seven times and have never finished any lower than seventh place.
Competing in 2018 will be Arkansas, Central Florida, Duke, Furman, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, NC State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Purdue, South Carolina, Virginia, Wake Forest and UNC Wilmington.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship
Feb. 17-19, 2019
New Orleans, La. (English Turn Golf and Country Club)
After a five-year hiatus, the Blue Devils will return to New Orleans to compete in a tournament that was a staple in their schedule from 2010-13. When Duke last competed in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship in 2013, it finished third with a team score of 583. The team’s best finish occurred in the 2011-12 season, when the Blue Devils won the tournament by combining to shoot 877. In three all-time appearances in the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, Duke has managed to finish third or higher on each occasion.
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
March 8-10, 2019
Hilton Head, S.C. (Long Cove Club)
Entering this season, the Blue Devils will be playing in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate for the sixth straight year. Duke has twice won the tournament in 2014 and 2015, claiming first place individual finishers in both appearances as well: Yu Liu (first) and Leona Maguire (tied first) respectively. Last season, the Blue Devils shot an 879 and finished fourth, as Jaravee Boonchant led the way with a 217 and tied for sixth. Duke has finished in the top four in each of its five previous appearances.
Competing in 2019 will be Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Duke, Florida State, Furman, Georgia, LSU, Northwestern, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wake Forest.
Evans Derby Experience
March 23-25, 2019
Auburn, Ala. (Auburn University Club)
Duke competed in the Evans Derby Experience for the first time since 2005 last season, finishing in second place with a team score of 845. Two returning Blue Devil golfers, Miranda Wang and Jaravee Boonchant, both finished in the top 10 in the tournament. Wang tied for fifth with 210 strokes, while Boonchant tied for seventh and ended with a score of 211.
Competing in 2019 will be Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Texas.
Bryan National Collegiate
March 29-31, 2019
Browns Summitt, N.C. (Bryan Park Golf Course Champions Course)
The Blue Devils will be returning to arguably their most dominated event in program history when the Bryan National Collegiate kicks off at the end of March. Although Duke has not been involved in the tournament since winning it in 2014, this will be its 15th all-time appearance at the Bryan National. Over the course of their previous 14 entries, Duke took home first place on seven occasions and tied for the lead on another. From 2001-05, the Blue Devils won the Bryan National five consecutive times, including three individual winners. Overall, six different Duke golfers have won the event: Candy Hannemann (2001), Virada Nirapathpongporn (2002), Liz Janangelo (2004), Brittany Lang (2005), Lindy Duncan (2012), and Celine Boutier (2014).
April 18-20, 2019
Greensboro, N.C. (Sedgefield Country Club)
After last season’s ACC Championship, Duke now claims 21 conference titles and back-to-back top finishes. In 2017-18, Leona Maguire won her third ACC individual title and her second in as many years. Duke will look to continue its dominance in the ACC as the championship remains in Greensboro for the second year in a row.
NCAA Regional Championship
May 6-8, 2019
Auburn, Ala. (Auburn University Club)
Cle Elum, Wash. (Tumble Creek Golf Club)
East Lansing, Mich. (Forest Akers Golf Courses – West)
Norman, Okla. (Jimmie Austin Golf OU Golf Club)
In 2019, the NCAA regional sites will be Auburn, Ala., Cle Elum, Wash., East Lansing, Mich., and Norman, Okla. Duke is aiming to return to the NCAA Championship after winning the NCAA Madison Regional regional title last season with a team score of 850. This was the Blue Devils’ 10th NCAA Regional Championship, having previously won in 2015, 2013, 2007, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, and 1996.
May 17-22, 2019
Fayetteville, Ark. (The Blessings Golf Club)
Last season, the Blue Devils concluded a great year by finishing in the quarterfinals of match play at the NCAA Championship in Stillwater, Okla. Duke will look to improve upon its 2018 success as the championship moves to Fayetteville, Ark. at The Blessings Golf Club in 2019. Under Head Coach Dan Brooks, the Blue Devils have won six NCAA Championships – 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2014.