Duke's Liu starts pro golf career

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

After helping Duke to the NCAA championship last month, golfer Yu Liu has left school to turn professional, the school announced Wednesday.

Liu, from Beijing, China, was the ACC rookie of the year with a 72.36 stroke average. She had  five top five and eight top 10 placements, including a tournament win at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate last March.

Lu made her professional debut last weekend at the Beijing Challenge, completing rounds of 70, 73 and 71.