DURHAM, N.C. – The 13th-ranked Duke women’s golf team will open its 2011-12 spring season on Monday at the 2012 Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge Tournament in Palos Verdes, Calif., from Feb. 13-15.
The par-72 Palos Verdes Golf Club course plays 5,912 yards. The tournament features 15 collegiate teams, including three-time champion Pepperdine as well as two-time winners Arizona State, California and Southern California. Other teams participating in the event are Colorado, Denver, Florida, Florida State, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, California-Davis and Wake Forest.
Brittany Lang is the only Blue Devil to have won the event, shooting a three-round score of 218 in 2006. Duke is seeking its first Northrop Grumman Tournament team championship.
Junior Lindy Duncan leads the Duke lineup after a fall season in which she won the Mason Rudolph Collegiate Championship with a 54-hole total of 212. Following the victory, Duncan moved to No. 1 in the November Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Duncan posted a 70.44 stroke average to go along with three top 10 finishes in the fall. She missed the final tournament of the fall campaign due to a foot injury.