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Blue Devils to Compete in Darius Rucker Invite
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/07/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. – The third-ranked Duke women’s golf team will travel to Hilton Head, S.C., for the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, which will take place March 8-10 on the 6,160-yard, Par 71 Pete Dye Course at the Long Cover Club. The Blue Devils have won the event a total of three times out of five appearances.

The tournament will feature 18 holes each day and live scoring will be available via

Competing in the event will be Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Duke, Florida State, Furman, Georgia, LSU, North Carolina, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wake Forest. Five teams are currently ranked in the top 10 nationally and seven different squads have won at least one tournament in 2018-19. The field includes 22 golfers that are in the current GolfStat top 50 rankings.

Duke will field a lineup of senior Virginia Elena Carta, junior Ana Belac, sophomore Jaravee Boonchant, sophomore Miranda Wang and freshman Gina Kim.

Two Blue Devils have won the individual title over the five appearances -- Leona Maguire (2015) and Yu Liu (2014).

In the spring opener at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship, Duke turned in rounds of 286, 296 and 296 for a 14-over-, 878, which was only two strokes behind top-ranked Texas. The Blue Devils featured three golfers in the top 11 with Ana Belac (T8), Jaravee Boonchant (T8) and Gina Kim (T11).

Over the last three tournaments, Duke owns two first place finishes along with a second place ledger. The Blue Devils won the Tar Heel invitational and the Landfall Tradition to conclude the fall.

Duke features four golfers currently ranked in the latest Golfweek Individual listings – Boonchant (14), Belac (29), Carta (31) and Kim (54).

The Blue Devils will tee off Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m., along with Alabama and Northwestern on hole No. 1.