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Jaravee Boonchant
Blue Devils Close Second Round with 9-Stroke Lead
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Release: 05/19/2019
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Duke women’s golf team returned to the course Sunday morning and officially put a stamp on one of the most impressive rounds in NCAA Championship history as the Blue Devils carded an 11-under-par, 281, and leads by nine strokes with 18 holes remaining in stroke play. 

Only two Duke golfers had to finish their rounds Sunday as sophomore Jaravee Boonchant made par on No. 18 and sophomore Miranda Wang had a par on No. 17 and bogey on No. 18.  Boonchant finished her round at 2-under-par, while Wang was one-under at the 6,397-yard, par 73 Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.

With 36 holes completed, Duke holds a two-over-par, 586, which is nine strokes ahead of Southern California (595).  Texas (596), Arizona (598), Arkansas (598), Stanford (604), Purdue (606), Northwestern (607), Auburn (608) and Wake Forest (608) round out the top 10 teams. 

For the first time in Duke’s storied NCAA Championship history which spans 31 appearances, all five Blue Devils carded under-par scores in round two.  Junior Ana Belac led the way with a four-under-par, 69.  She is one of only four golfers in Duke history to collect a second round score in the 60s in NCAA Championship play. 

Freshman Gina Kim posted a three-under, 70, Boonchant was at two-under, 71, senior Virginia Elena Carta was also at two-under, 71, while Wang was at one-under, 72.

Duke features three golfers in the top six of the individual leaderboard – Belac (5th), Boonchant and Wang are tied for sixth.  Kim is tied for 13th as well. 

Florida’s Sierra Brooks holds the individual lead at four-under-par, 142, with Belac only three shots off the lead. 

Over the last 13 years, the 11-under-par, 281, by the Blue Devils in the second round is the second-lowest 18-hole score (in relation to par) in NCAA Championship history. Southern California turned in a 12-under-par, 276, in 2013. 

Duke will tee off beginning at 2:01 p.m. (ET) in the final round of stroke play Monday along with Southern California and Texas.  Following Monday’s round, the top eight teams will advance to match play, which is scheduled to start Tuesday, May 21. 

The Golf Channel will feature live coverage from 4-8 p.m. (ET) of the final round of stroke play Monday. 

Duke has advanced to match play in three out of the four years since the championship has moved to match play to decide the NCAA Champion. 

#GoDuke

Dan Brooks, Duke head coach, finished +2
On differences in the first and second rounds…
I’ve talked to the players and it’s a combination of things. I think the takeaway from it is to realize that a little bit of adjustment on the course here and there can make a huge difference. We’ve seen the courses in the NCAA Championship run a score way up, and it may not take much to make it a very different situation. You move the tees up to the front of the tee box instead of the back and you set the pins on certain holes a little more forgiving and you can change the scoring completely. I think that’s what we’ve seen here. Some alterations were a little more aggressive than others and it’s changed the scoring. Also, the good players are going to learn day-by-day and there’s a lot of that going on as well.

On keeping the rhythm with a shortened second day…
If that’s the worst of our problems, trying to keep them tuned in and ready to play, then we don’t have much of a problem. We were fortunate to play early yesterday, and a day of rest in a long tournament is not a bad thing.

On the team’s performance through round two…
I’m really proud of our girls. We got into some tough spots on day one that had nothing to do with the way the course was set up, but they’ve done a really great job at learning and getting it done in round two.

Ana Belac, Duke, -1 through R2
On seeing lower scores in the second round…
I think that we’re all more familiar with the course. It’s been playing really tough so having another round under your belt and knowing where to hit your shots means a lot.

On her overall performance…
I would say that my long game in both rounds has been pretty similar, but yesterday I got more putts rolling in and got more confidence on the greens.

Duke Notes from NCAA Championship

Duke shot 11-under-par, 281, in second round of NCAA Championship

Ana Belac (4-under, 69)
Gina Kim (3-under, 70)
Jaravee Boonchant (2-under, 71)
Virginia Elena Carta (2-under, 71)
Miranda Wang (1-under, 72)

In 31 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, Duke had never featured all five golfers shoot under par in a round

Duke had not featured all five golfers under par in a round in 2018-19

Making her first appearance in the NCAA Championship, Miranda Wang carded a Duke-best round of 75 in round one, which included five birdies on the back nine. She finished the second round at one-under, 72. Wang did not hit shots in the practice round due to tendonitis in her wrist. She only putted. Wang is currently tied sixth.

Virginia Elena Carta carded a two-under-par, 71, in round two, which was her first under-par round in the NCAA Championship since 2016, which she ended up winning the NCAA Individual title in record fashion. In round two, Carta had only 30 putts, after having 38 putts in the first round. The 30 putts was a season-best in the spring.

Since opening the 2019 NCAA Championship with three double-bogeys over her first four holes, freshman Gina Kim has played her last 32 holes at a 4-under ledger with nine birdies.

Heading into the NCAA Championship, the lowest team score for Duke in the 2019 spring was 284 in the second round of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. In the fall, the Blue Devils carded a 17-under, 271, in round one of the Tar Heel Invitational.

The last time Duke led the NCAA Championship was heading into final round of 2015 NCAA Championship in Bradenton, Fla. The Blue Devils ended up finishing second. Duke also led after three rounds of 2014 NCAA Championship and went on to win the title.

Duke’s school record for lowest 36-hole ledger on a par 73 course is 573, which took place at the NCAA Fall Preview Sept. 24-25 in 2007. The second-lowest was 584 in the Duke Spring Invitational March 31-April 1, 1996.

Duke’s school record for lowest 18-hole ledger on a par 73 course is 286, which took place at the NCAA Fall Preview in the second round Sept. 25, 2007.

Only four Duke golfers have carded rounds in the 60s during the second round of the NCAA Championship—

Evelyn Orley (69 in 1988)
Virada Nirapathpongporn (69 in 2002)
Virginia Elena Carta (68 in 2016)
Ana Belac (69 in 2019)

The last time Duke led the NCAA Championship after 36 holes, the Blue Devils won the 2007 NCAA Championship in Oregon. Duke held a seven-stroke lead after 36 holes in 2007.

Lowest 18-hole ledger by Duke team in NCAA Championship in relation to par – 8-under-par, 280, in round 3 in 2016 (Oregon)

Lowest 18-hole ledger by Duke team in NCAA Championship on Par 73 course – 3-under-par, 289, in first round (New Mexico)

NCAA Championship
Lowest 18-hole score by team (could only look up back through 2006)

-12 (276), USC in 2nd round (2013, Georgia)
-11 (281), Duke in 2nd round (2019, Arkansas)
-9 (279), UCLA in 2nd round (2018, Oklahoma)
-8 (280), USC in 2nd round (2016, Oregon)
-8 (280), Duke in 3rd round (2016, Oregon)
-8 (280), Purdue in 3rd round (2010, North Carolina)

Duke Results
T19 5 Ana Belac Duke 76 69 145 -1
T19 T6 Jaravee Boonchant Duke 76 71 147 +1
T13 T6 Miranda Wang Duke 75 72 147 +1
T39 T13 Gina Kim Duke 78 70 148 +2
T95 T42 Virginia Elena Carta Duke 82 71 153 +7

1 2 Team Scores
5 1 Duke 305 281 586 +2
6 2 Southern California 306 289 595 +11
T1 3 Texas 302 294 596 +12
T3 T4 Arizona 304 294 598 +14
T1 T4 Arkansas 302 296 598 +14
T3 6 Stanford 304 300 604 +20
10 7 Purdue 312 294 606 +22
T11 8 Northwestern 313 294 607 +23
T11 T9 Auburn 313 295 608 +24
7 T9 Wake Forest 309 299 608 +24
T13 11 Ole Miss 314 297 611 +27
8 12 Arizona State 310 302 612 +28
T18 13 Florida 321 294 615 +31
17 14 Illinois 320 296 616 +32
T18 15 Florida State 321 298 619 +35
T13 16 Virginia 314 307 621 +37
9 17 Washington 311 311 622 +38
15 18 UCLA 315 308 623 +39
22 19 San Jose State 324 302 626 +42
T18 20 UCF 321 308 629 +45
23 21 Kent State 325 308 633 +49
16 T22 Vanderbilt 319 316 635 +51
21 T22 Indiana 322 313 635 +51
24 24 Tennessee 328 311 639 +55

Start Finish Player Team Scores
T13 1 Sierra Brooks Florida 75 67 142 -4
1 T2 Bianca Pagdanganan Arizona 69 74 143 -3
T2 T2 Maria Fassi Arkansas 72 71 143 -3
T5 4 Inez Wanamarta Purdue 74 70 144 -2
T19 5 Ana Belac Duke 76 69 145 -1
T19 T6 Jaravee Boonchant Duke 76 71 147 +1
T13 T6 Miranda Wang Duke 75 72 147 +1
T5 T6 Amelia Garvey Southern California 74 73 147 +1
T5 T6 Kaylee Benton Arkansas 74 73 147 +1
T5 T6 Albane Valenzuela Stanford 74 73 147 +1
T13 T6 Amanda Hollandsworth * Virginia Tech 75 72 147 +1
T19 T6 Kennedy Swann Ole Miss 76 71 147 +1
T39 T13 Gina Kim Duke 78 70 148 +2
T2 T13 Haley Moore Arizona 72 76 148 +2
T19 T13 Kaleigh Telfer Auburn 76 72 148 +2
T67 T16 Hailee Cooper Texas 80 69 149 +3
T27 T16 Malia Nam Southern California 77 72 149 +3
T13 T16 Agathe Laisne Texas 75 74 149 +3
T5 T19 Aline Krauter Stanford 74 76 150 +4
T27 T19 Frida Kinhult Florida State 77 73 150 +4
T5 T19 Sarah Rhee Washington 74 76 150 +4
T53 T19 Natasha Andrea Oon San Jose State 79 71 150 +4
T81 T23 Gabriela Ruffels Southern California 81 70 151 +5
T27 T23 Kaitlyn Papp Texas 77 74 151 +5
T2 T23 Emilee Hoffman Texas 72 79 151 +5
T39 T23 Aneka Seumanutafa * Ohio State 78 73 151 +5
T39 T23 Julie McCarthy Auburn 78 73 151 +5
T81 T23 Anna Redding Virginia 81 70 151 +5
T27 T23 Kelly Sim Northwestern 77 74 151 +5
T39 T23 Melati Putri Purdue 78 73 151 +5
T67 T23 Elizabeth Moon UCF 80 71 151 +5
T19 T23 Ellen Hutchinson-Kay Ole Miss 76 75 151 +5
T39 T33 Jennifer Chang Southern California 78 74 152 +6
T95 T33 Yu-Sang Hou Arizona 82 70 152 +6
T95 T33 Kathleen Scavo * Oregon 82 70 152 +6
T19 T33 Brooke Matthews Arkansas 76 76 152 +6
T27 T33 Andrea Lee Stanford 77 75 152 +6
T13 T33 Raquel Olmos Arizona State 75 77 152 +6
T5 T33 Alessandra Fanali Arizona State 74 78 152 +6
T13 T33 Patty Tavatanakit UCLA 75 77 152 +6
T27 T33 Beth Lillie Virginia 77 75 152 +6
T95 T42 Virginia Elena Carta Duke 82 71 153 +7
T53 T42 Siyun Liu Wake Forest 79 74 153 +7
T19 T42 Allyson Geer-Park * Michigan State 76 77 153 +7
T67 T42 Beatrice Wallin Florida State 80 73 153 +7
T67 T42 Amanda Doherty Florida State 80 73 153 +7
T53 T42 Clara Manzalini Florida 79 74 153 +7
T53 T42 Janet Mao Northwestern 79 74 153 +7
T27 T42 Bing Singhsumalee Illinois 77 76 153 +7
T27 T42 Linette Holmslykke * Murray State 77 76 153 +7
T81 T42 Danielle DuToit Purdue 81 72 153 +7
T39 T52 Jennifer Kupcho Wake Forest 78 76 154 +8
T27 T52 Alyaa Abdulghany Southern California 77 77 154 +8
T53 T52 Angelica Moresco * Alabama 79 75 154 +8
T39 T52 Madison Kerley Arizona State 78 76 154 +8
T67 T52 Tristyn Nowlin Illinois 80 74 154 +8
T112 T57 Emilia Migliaccio Wake Forest 85 70 155 +9
T39 T57 Sara Kouskova Texas 78 77 155 +9
T81 T57 Ya Chun Chang Arizona 81 74 155 +9
T81 T57 Brooke Riley Northwestern 81 74 155 +9
T53 T57 Kornkamol Sukaree Illinois 79 76 155 +9
T67 T57 Haylin Harris * Michigan State 80 75 155 +9
T67 T57 Waverly Whiston Tennessee 80 75 155 +9
T27 T57 Alyssa Lamoureux UCF 77 78 155 +9
T53 T57 Abegail Arevalo San Jose State 79 76 155 +9
T81 T66 Kaitlin Milligan * Oklahoma 81 75 156 +10
T67 T66 Mika Liu Stanford 80 76 156 +10
T53 T66 Ziyi Wang Stanford 79 77 156 +10
T39 T66 Auston Kim Vanderbilt 78 78 156 +10
T106 T66 Crystal Wang Illinois 84 72 156 +10
T101 T66 Alexandra Forsterling Arizona State 83 73 156 +10
T53 T66 Julianne Alvarez Washington 79 77 156 +10
T39 T66 Bethany Wu UCLA 78 78 156 +10
T81 T66 Michaela Fletcher * Memphis 81 75 156 +10
T101 T66 Virunpat Olankitkunchai * Maryland 83 73 156 +10
T39 T66 Mikayla Fitzpatrick * Xavier 78 78 156 +10
T53 T66 Conner Beth Ball Ole Miss 79 77 156 +10
T53 T66 Micheala Williams Tennessee 79 77 156 +10
T39 T79 Vanessa Knecht Wake Forest 78 79 157 +11
T5 T79 Letizia Bagnoli Wake Forest 74 83 157 +11
T101 T79 Mychael O'Berry Auburn 83 74 157 +11
T81 T79 Elena Hualde Auburn 81 76 157 +11
T27 T79 Morgan Baxendale Vanderbilt 77 80 157 +11
T95 T79 Mariel Galdiano UCLA 82 75 157 +11
T101 T79 Julia Johnson Ole Miss 83 74 157 +11
T67 T79 Mary Parsons Indiana 80 77 157 +11
T112 T87 Michaela Finn Kent State 85 73 158 +12
T39 T87 Brooke Sansom Auburn 78 80 158 +12
T53 T87 Micaela Farah Purdue 79 79 158 +12
T27 T90 Riley Smyth Virginia 77 82 159 +13
T81 T90 Kari Bellville Indiana 81 78 159 +13
T95 T90 Ana Laura Collado UCF 82 77 159 +13
T81 T90 Franziska Friedrich San Jose State 81 78 159 +13
T67 T90 Priscilla Schmid Indiana 80 79 159 +13
T81 T95 Chloe Salort Kent State 81 79 160 +14
T53 T95 Pimnipa Panthong Kent State 79 81 160 +14
T81 T95 Erin Harper Indiana 81 79 160 +14
T120 T98 Karoline Stormo Kent State 86 75 161 +15
T120 T98 Addison Baggarly Florida 86 75 161 +15
T106 T98 Alice Duan Washington 84 77 161 +15
T112 T98 Olivia Mehaffey Arizona State 85 76 161 +15
T126 T98 Kelly Su Northwestern 89 72 161 +15
T67 T98 Wenyung Keh Washington 80 81 161 +15
T67 T98 Clare Legaspi UCLA 80 81 161 +15
T106 T105 Courtney Zeng Vanderbilt 84 78 162 +16
T67 T105 Dylan Kim Arkansas 80 82 162 +16
T81 T105 Abbey Carlson Vanderbilt 81 81 162 +16
T39 T105 Rino Sasaki Washington 78 84 162 +16
T112 T105 Antonia Malate San Jose State 85 77 162 +16
T67 T110 Thitapa Pakdeesettak Kent State 80 83 163 +17
T101 T110 Louise Yu Vanderbilt 83 80 163 +17
T106 T110 Amelia Williamson Florida State 84 79 163 +17
T53 T110 Katharine Patrick Virginia 79 84 163 +17
T124 T114 Ximena Gonzalez Arkansas 88 76 164 +18
T120 T114 Elin Esborn Florida 86 78 164 +18
130 T114 Katie Hallinan Illinois 90 74 164 +18
T19 T114 Stephanie Lau Northwestern 76 88 164 +18
T112 T118 Puk Lyng Thomsen Florida State 85 80 165 +19
T81 T118 Marta Perez SanMartin Florida 81 84 165 +19
123 T118 Phoebe Yue UCLA 87 78 165 +19
T112 T118 Morgan Gonzales Virginia 85 80 165 +19
T124 T122 Ellie Slama * Oregon State 88 78 166 +20
T95 T122 Maria Balcazar UCF 82 84 166 +20
T112 T122 Mikayla Bardwell Tennessee 85 81 166 +20
T126 T125 Mariah Smith Tennessee 89 78 167 +21
T112 T125 Chinatsu Kobayashi UCF 85 82 167 +21
T126 T127 Macy Somoskey Ole Miss 89 79 168 +22
T106 T127 Ariana Macioce Tennessee 84 84 168 +22
T106 129 Sandra Nordaas Arizona 84 86 170 +24
T126 T130 Alexis Miestowski Indiana 89 82 171 +25
T131 T130 Alexandra Cooper San Jose State 91 80 171 +25
T131 132 RuQing Guan Purdue 91 94 185 +39

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