Duke's Boutier, Cangrejo advance at U.S. Amateur
Two members of Duke’s NCAA championship women’s golf team qualified for match play Tuesday at the U.S. Amateur Tournament in Glen Cove, N.Y.
Celine Boutier, a rising junior at Duke, shot consecutive rounds of even-par 70 on Monday and Tuesday to finish fourth overall at 140 in the 36-hole qualifying rounds.
Alejandra Cangrejo, who completed her Duke career and graduated last May, shot rounds of 73 and 71 to tie for 21st overall with a 144.
Boutier and Cangrejo are among 64 golfers who advance to match play beginning today.
Boutier, from Montrouge, France, is tied with three other golfers at fourth place: 17-year-old Dylan Kim of Plano, Texas, 19-year-old Alison Lee of Valencia, California and 16-year-old Megan Khang of Rockland, Massachusetts.
The medalist is 17-year-old Bethany Wu of Diamond Bar, California, who shot a 3-under 137.
Boutier will face Orlando, Florida’s Ashley Holder at 11:50 a.m. today at Nassau Country Club. Holder finished qualifying at 7-over-par 147, making the cut by one stroke.
Cangrejo squares off against Eimi Koga of Honolulu, Hawaii, at 10:50 a.m. Koga shot 145 in qualifying, one stroke behind Cangrejo.
Television coverage on The Golf Channel is from 3-5 p.m. today. Match play continues daily until a champion is decided on Sunday.