Tuesday's college roundup
UNC women win UCF Challenge
SORRENTO, Fla. — The North Carolina women’s golf team captured its third consecutive win at the UCF Challenge on Tuesday.
The Tar Heels fired a 1-over 289 in the final round for a 10-under 854 total and increased the 16-stroke advantage they held going into the final round by one stroke.
UNC was led in the final round by junior Katherine Perry, who fired a 3-under 69.
This marks the second time in the program’s history that the team has won three tournaments in a row, matching a string in 1989.
UNC was followed by Tulane with a 7-over 871, Central Florida at 12-over 876, Miami (877), Virginia (879), East Carolina (882) and South Carolina (883).
Duke’s Cangrejo maintains lead
PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Duke junior Alejandra Cangrejo carded her second straight round of 1-under 70 on Tuesday to maintain the individual lead through 36 holes at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, which is being played at the 6,107-yard, par 71 Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes, Calif.
Cangrejo has a 36-hole total of 2-under 140 and leads by three strokes over a trio of golfers at 143 — Kelsey Vines of Oklahoma State, Kyung Kim of Southern California and Camilla Hedberg of Florida.
As a team, Duke carded a round of 295 and has a 36-hole total of 585, which is third overall. Southern Cal came back to shoot a team-best 280 on Tuesday to move into the lead with a 10-over 578, which is followed by UCLA (579), Duke (585), Texas (589), Florida (592), Baylor (599), Arizona (604), Washington (609), Colorado (611) and Pepperdine (612).
Duke’s Anasi to travel with U-23 National Team
DURHAM — Duke junior Natasha Anasi is one of 20 women’s soccer players who will represent the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team on a challenging trip to La Manga, Spain, from Feb. 22-March 5, where the squad will take on the U-23 sides of Norway, England and Sweden.
Anasi, a defender from Arlington, Texas, received the invite from U.S. head coach Randy Waldrum. The team will play Norway on Feb. 28, Sweden on March 2 and close the four-team tournament against England on March 4.
Anasi, a two-time All-American, is coming off leading Duke to the NCAA Elite Eight for the fourth time out of the last six years.
UNC pins Duke in wrestling
DURHAM — Duke redshirt sophomore Immanuel Kerr-Brown captured his fifth consecutive win, but the Blue Devils came up short in a 24-13 setback to North Carolina in ACC wrestling action this evening in Card Gymnasium.
The win was Kerr-Brown’s second straight ACC victory.
Duke (7-7, 0-4 ACC) and UNC (7-6, 2-3) traded wins through the opening four bouts to stand even at 7-7 before the Tar Heels rattled off three straight victories at 125, 133 and 141-pounds to ice the 11-point triumph.