DURHAM, N.C. – The Blue Devil women’s golf team will be recognized Monday, Jan. 29 at halftime of the Duke men’s basketball contest against Notre Dame in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
Duke will be honored for winning the 2017 ACC Women’s Golf Championship in Pawley’s Island, S.C. The Blue Devils won their 20th ACC Championship in April at The Reserve Golf Club by posting a 54-hole ledger of 859 to win by nine strokes. Duke’s Leona Maguire claimed individual medalist honors for the second time over the last three years as she carded a six-under-par, 210, to win by two strokes.
As a team, Duke registered rounds of 284, 286 and 289 over three days for an 859 ledger, which was nine strokes better than Florida State (868). The Blue Devils won the ACC Championship for the 19th time under head coach Dan Brooks and the 20th time overall. It also marked the 16th time Duke has swept both the team and individual titles.
Leona Maguire will also be honored for winning the Mark H. McCormack Medal and the ANNIKA Award as the National Player of the Year for 2017.
A native of Cavan, Ireland, Maguire earned the Mark H. McCormack Medal for the third straight year as the leading women’s golfer in the 2017 World amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR). She also was voted the ANNIKA Award winner for the second time in three years.
Maguire, who won the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship and was the runner-up at the 2017 NCAA Championship, enjoyed another excellent season on the links. She won three times as a junior and finished in the top six of every tournament she competed in with the Blue Devils. Maguire collected a 70.29 stroke average, which led the NCAA and was the second-lowest mark in NCAA history.
Mike Davis, Executive Director and CEO of the United States Golf Association, will be in attendance representing both the United States Golf Association and The R&A, the international governing bodies of golf who together run the World Amateur Golf Ranking. Davis will present Maguire with the Mark H. McCormack Medal.
Brian Stubbs, with the Fred Haskins Commission, and Casey Ceman, of the ANNIKA Foundation, will be in Cameron to present Maguire with the ANNIKA Award trophy.