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Virginia Elena Carta
Carta Accepts Sponsor Exemption to ShopRite Classic
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 05/10/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. – Following the NCAA Championship in Arkansas, Duke University senior Virginia Elena Carta will participate in the 2019 ShopRite LPGA Classic, which will take place June 3-9 at Seaview in Galloway, N.J.

Carta, who will graduate from Duke Sunday, May 12 with a degree in environmental sciences and policy, has yet to decide when she will officially turn professional.

The 2016 NCAA Individual Champion and U.S. Women’s Amateur runner-up, Carta has competed in 38 career tournaments and 111 rounds as a Blue Devil over the last four years. She helped lead Duke to the ACC Championship in 2017 and 2018 along with 13 overall team victories. Carta, who hails from Udine, Italy, has notched two wins, 12 top 10 and 23 top 20 placements at Duke.

Carta will compete in the NCAA Championship May 17-22, which will mark the final collegiate event for the four-time All-ACC selection. She is one of only 14 Duke golfers to earn All-ACC each of her four seasons as a Blue Devil.

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