Duke women golfers vault to 2nd at Tallahassee regional

May. 09, 2014 @ 11:35 PM

With one day remaining at the NCAA East Regional, the top-seeded and third-ranked Duke women’s golf team sits in second place overall and six shots off the lead at the 6,257-yard, par 72 SouthWood Golf Club in Tallahassee, Fla.

Vanderbilt carded a one-over-par, 289, Friday and holds a six-stroke lead with a 10-over-par, 566.  The Blue Devils are second with a 572, after totaling rounds of 284 Thursday and even-par, 288, in the second round.

“I just told the team that I was really proud of them,” said Duke head coach Dan Brooks.  “The wind kicked up today and I really think it needed to kick up on this golf course.  For this to be a regional championship, I think we needed it to be more difficult.  You saw South Carolina, who is a very good team, played better today.  We played better relative to the field today.  Hopefully tomorrow will be tough conditions again and that is going to help us determine the eight best teams to go to the national championship.”

South Carolina shot the low round of the day, 283, to move into a tie for third along with Tulane at 574, while Virginia (575), Stanford (577), NC State (580), Campbell (581), Florida State (585) and Pepperdine (587) rounded out the top 10.  The top eight teams following Saturday’s final round advance to the NCAA Championship.

The second round featured tougher conditions as the wind picked up and more challenging pin positions.

On the individual leaderboard, the Blue Devils feature two out of the top three with freshman Sandy Choi and sophomore Celine Boutier at four-under-par (140).  The Duke duo is only one shot behind Mariah Stackhouse of Stanford, who holds a one shot lead at 5-under-par (139).

Choi, who is out of San Diego, Calif., carded a career-best four-under-par, 68, in the second round to move from tied 28th to tied second.  The round of 68 was the low round of the day, after the rookie carded four birdies over her final nine holes and a total of five on the day.  Duke started the day on hole 10 and Choi posted her first birdie on the par five.  She went on to make eight straight pars, including her second straight sand save on the 163-yard, par three 17th, before opening the final nine with back-to-back birdies on No. 1 and No. 2.

“My putting was really good and then my short game was good,” said Choi about her round of 68.  “My shots were a little off but I think my putting saved most of my shots.  I don’t think I missed any fairways, I had 26 putts which was really good and I didn’t miss any up-and-downs.”

She netted a birdie on No. 4, had a three-putt bogey on the fifth hole and totaled three consecutive pars.  Choi had her final birdie of the day on the eighth and got up-and-down for the fifth time on No. 9 to close with her first collegiate round in the 60s.  She hit 13 fairways, 12 greens and had 26 putts on the day.

“Just very, very solid golf,” commented Brooks on the play of Choi.  “I actually didn’t watch a lot of her round today, but I had my scouts out there watching and they gave me her stats.  They said it was just boring golf and that is really what I have been preaching this whole tournament.  She hit 12 greens, 14 fairways and had 26 putts.  She played the percentages and shot four under in the process.”

Continuing to hover around the top of the leaderboard was Boutier, who is riding a three-tournament win streak with 18 holes remaining at the regional.  She started her round by getting on the 498-yard, par five 10th hole in two, but three-putted for par.  On the 11th hole, Boutier three-putted once again for bogey, but notched her first of five birdies on No. 12 to remain even par.  After hitting her drive in the hazard, she suffered a double-bogey on the 13th, but came back to play her final 14 holes at one-under-par, including a bogey for the second straight day on her final hole to finish with a one-over-par, 73.

Senior Laetitia Beck turned in a very solid round with 14 pars, two birdies and two bogeys Friday and will enter the final day tied 37th with a 147.  On her opening nine holes, Beck had eight pars and a bogey on No. 17.  The Caesarea, Israel product opened her final nine with back-to-back birdies on No. 1 and No. 2 to move to one-under.  A bogey on the third hole followed with six consecutive pars closed her day with an even-par, 72.  She hit 15 greens, 10 fairways and had 32 putts.

Holding a one-under-par score with only four holes remaining, Blue Devil senior Alejandra Cangrejo closed with two bogeys and a double-bogey to post a three-over-par, 75.  She is tied 37th overall with a 147.  Cangrejo, who is from Bogota, Colombia, held a one-over-par, 37, on her first nine and then turned it on with birdies on both par fives, No. 1 and No. 4.  She three-putted hole six for bogey, then had a bogey on No. 8 and a double-bogey to finish the day with a 75.  Cangrejo hit 12 greens, six fairways and had 33 putts on the day.

Duke freshman Yu Liu, who entered the week ranked No. 4 nationally and finished in the top 10 of all eight tournaments, finds herself in unfamiliar territory as she shot a career-worst, 84, Friday and is tied 109th overall with a 157.  After carding seven birdies in day one, Liu was held to only one in the second round.  She hit 10 greens, five fairways and had 34 putts.

The Blue Devils carded 16 birdies on day two.  Duke will tee off Saturday in the final round beginning at 8:51 p.m., along with Tulane and Vanderbilt.

“Our team is in great position right now,” said Choi.  “I think we have the capability to go really low tomorrow.  Just more putts dropping, hitting more fairways and getting up and downs will be perfect for us.”
 

NCAA EAST  REGIONAL, Tallahassee, Fla. (2nd of 3 rounds)

Teams with Players
Pos. Team/Player (seed) Rd 1 Rd 2 Total
1 Vanderbilt 277 289 566
T4 Simin Feng (1) 68 73 141
T4 Jenny Hahn (2) 68 73 141
T8 Irina Gabasa (3) 70 72 142
T15 Kendall Martindale (5) 72 71 143
T24 Antonia Scherer (4) 71 73 144
2 Duke 284 288 572
T2 Celine Boutier (1) 67 73 140
T2 Sandy Choi (3) 72 68 140
T37 Laetitia Beck (2) 75 72 147
T37 Alejandra Cangrejo (5) 72 75 147
T109 Yu Liu (4) 73 84 157
T3 South Carolina 291 283 574
T15 Samantha Swinehart (5) 73 70 143
T24 Sarah Schmelzel (2) 71 73 144
T27 Justine Dreher (1) 75 70 145
T33 Katelyn Dambaugh (3) 76 70 146
T68 Suzie Lee (4) 72 78 150
T3 Tulane 280 294 574
T8 Gemma Dryburgh (1) 70 72 142
T15 Emily Penttila (2) 65 78 143
T37 Belen Goicoechea (3) 76 71 147
T46 Silvia Garces (4) 73 75 148
T46 Madison Opfer (5) 72 76 148
5 Virginia 283 292 575
T8 Lauren Coughlin (2) 70 72 142
T15 Briana Mao (1) 72 71 143
T27 Elizabeth Brightwell (3) 71 74 145
T27 Lauren Diaz-Yi (5) 70 75 145
T109 Portland Rosen (4) 80 77 157
6 Stanford 291 286 577
1 Mariah Stackhouse (1) 68 71 139
T15 Casey Danielson (3) 73 70 143
T24 Lauren Kim (2) 72 72 144
T75 Marissa Mar (4) 78 73 151
T103 Mariko Tumangan (5) 79 76 155
7 NC State 286 294 580
T8 Augusta James (3) 69 73 142
T27 Lindsay McGetrick (4) 73 72 145
T37 Brittany Marchand (1) 68 79 147
T68 Ana Menendez (2) 76 74 150
T92 Rachael Taylor (5) 78 75 153
8 Campbell 291 290 581
T8 Tahnia Ravnjak (2) 73 69 142
T15 Lisbeth Brooks (4) 71 72 143
T37 Kaylin Yost (3) 73 74 147
T75 Louise Latorre (1) 76 75 151
T84 Nadine White (5) 74 78 152
9 Florida State 290 295 585
T4 Matilda Castren (1) 69 72 141
T37 Lydia Gumm (2) 75 72 147
T46 Alex Milan (3) 71 77 148
T92 Carlton Kuhlo (5) 79 74 153
T98 Anna Böhmer (4) 75 79 154
10 Pepperdine 290 297 587
T4 Grace Na (1) 69 72 141
T15 Marissa Chow (2) 71 72 143
T75 Alina Ching (5) 73 78 151
T84 Liv Cheng (3) 77 75 152
T109 Somin Lee (4) 78 79 157
11 Texas State 289 299 588
T8 Maty Monzingo (5) 71 71 142
T55 Iman Nordin (2) 75 74 149
T55 Lora Assad (4) 70 79 149
T68 Lejan Lewthwaite (1) 73 77 150
T92 Ali Cowan (3) 76 77 153
12 East Tennessee St. 289 300 589
T15 Gabriella Wahl (2) 68 75 143
T33 Sian Evans (4) 72 74 146
T75 Vivienne Chin (1) 75 76 151
T84 Linda Dobele (3) 74 78 152
T109 Lourdes Lopez (5) 82 75 157
T13 UCF 289 303 592
T37 Ashley Holder (1) 71 76 147
T46 Fanny Cnops (2) 69 79 148
T46 Monifa Sealy (4) 74 74 148
T55 Kristine Odaiyar (3) 75 74 149
T109 Kaitlyn Price (5) 76 81 157
T13 East Carolina 297 295 592
T27 F. Gustafsson Spang (2) 72 73 145
T55 Fanny Wolte (3) 74 75 149
T75 Lane Gakeler (5) 76 75 151
T92 Nico Engstroem Skaug (1) 81 72 153
T98 Katie Kirk (4) 75 79 154
T15 Georgia 298 296 594
T27 Harang Lee (5) 72 73 145
T46 Sammi Lee (1) 75 73 148
T55 Rocio Sanchez Lobato (4) 74 75 149
T84 Manuela Carbajo Re (3) 77 75 152
T98 Amira Alexander (2) 79 75 154
T15 Auburn 293 301 594
T46 Alex Harrell (2) 74 74 148
T55 Marta Sanz (1) 74 75 149
T55 Clara Baena (5) 72 77 149
T75 Victoria Trapani (3) 73 78 151
T84 Diana Fernandez (4) 77 75 152
17 Louisville 295 301 596
T33 Tara Lyons (3) 71 75 146
T55 Laura Restrepo (2) 75 74 149
T55 Katie Petrino (4) 73 76 149
T84 Emily Haas (1) 76 76 152
T120 Shannon Gramley (5) 76 83 159
18 Baylor 297 300 597
T15 Hayley Davis (2) 72 71 143
T37 Louise Gateau-Chovelon (4) 74 73 147
T92 Hadas Libman (3) 75 78 153
T103 Laura Lonardi (1) 76 79 155
T103 Maggie Beth Byers (5) 77 78 155
19 Kentucky 295 304 599
T46 Haley Mills (2) 73 75 148
T46 Cylia Damerau (4) 75 73 148
T68 Liz Breed (1) 72 78 150
T98 Sarah Harris (3) 76 78 154
T109 Ale Walker (5) 75 82 157
20 Seton Hall 302 301 603
T55 Alison Kruse (1) 73 76 149
T75 Erin McClure (2) 75 76 151
T75 Megan Tenhundfeld (3) 77 74 151
T103 Karlie Zabrosky (4) 80 75 155
T109 Hannah Basalone (5) 77 80 157
21 Troy 296 308 604
T33 Fatima Fern Cano (1) 72 74 146
T68 Taylor McGraw (5) 72 78 150
T92 Becca Horner (3) 75 78 153
T116 Langley Vannoy (4) 77 81 158
T120 Brooke Spinks (2) 81 78 159
22 College of Charleston 299 308 607
T55 Laura Fuenfstueck (1) 75 74 149
T84 Louise Olsson (4) 74 78 152
T98 Mary Chandler Bryan (2) 72 82 154
T107 Morgan Webber (3) 78 78 156
T116 Julia Neumann (5) 80 78 158
23 Murray State 307 316 623
T55 Delaney Howson (1) 72 77 149
T107 Sydney Trimble (2) 77 79 156
T120 Jackie Van Meter (3) 77 82 159
T120 Abbi Stamper (4) 81 78 159
125 Sophie Hillier (5) 83 85 168
24 Alabama State Univ. 315 314 629
T68 Jenelle Kraakman (1) 75 75 150
T116 Dismary Marquez (2) 77 81 158
T116 Brooklyn Kraakman (3) 78 80 158
124 Sylvia Masango (5) 85 78 163
126 Shanon Spinuzzi (4) 87 91 178
 
Individuals
Pos. Player (Team) Rd 1 Rd 2 Total
T8 Kaew Preamchuen (Kennesaw State) 70 72 142
T37 Lori Beth Adams (UNC Wilmington) 68 79 147
T55 Christina Vosters (Penn State ) 74 75 149
T68 Abby Newton (Mississippi) 72 78 150
T75 Ellen Ceresko (Penn State ) 76 75 151
T84 Lacey Fears (Mercer University) 73 79 152
* player is participating as an individual rather than as a team member.
Course:Southwood Golf Course: Championship Tees     Par 72 - 6257 Yards
position player team scoring rounds total
score
current start to par thru today 1 2
1 T3
10 Mariah Stackhouse (10)
Stanford -5 F -1 68 71 139
T2 2
5 Celine Boutier (10)
Duke -4 F +1 67 73 140
T2 T28
90 Sandy Choi (10)
Duke -4 F -4 72 68 140
T4 T9
  Matilda Castren
Florida State -3 F E 69 72 141
T4 T3
21 Simin Feng
Vanderbilt -3 F +1 68 73 141
T4 T3
49 Jenny Hahn
Vanderbilt -3 F +1 68 73 141
T4 T9
17 Grace Na
Pepperdine -3 F E 69 72 141
T8 T13
  Lauren Coughlin (10)
Virginia -2 F E 70 72 142
T8 T13
  Gemma Dryburgh
Tulane -2 F E 70 72 142
T8 T13
  Irina Gabasa
Vanderbilt -2 F E 70 72 142
T8 T9
44 Augusta James (10)
NC State -2 F +1 69 73 142
T8 T19
  Maty Monzingo (10)
Texas State -2 F -1 71 71 142
T8 T13
  Kaew Preamchuen *
Kennesaw State -2 F E 70 72 142
T8 T46
  Tahnia Ravnjak
Campbell -2 F -3 73 69 142
T15 T19
  Lisbeth Brooks
Campbell -1 F E 71 72 143
T15 T19
56 Marissa Chow
Pepperdine -1 F E 71 72 143
T15 T46
40 Casey Danielson (10)
Stanford -1 F -2 73 70 143
T15 T28
  Hayley Davis (10)
Baylor -1 F -1 72 71 143
T15 T28
  Briana Mao (10)
Virginia -1 F -1 72 71 143
T15 T28
67 Kendall Martindale
Vanderbilt -1 F -1 72 71 143
T15 1
  Emily Penttila
Tulane -1 F +6 65 78 143
T15 T46
25 Samantha Swinehart (10)
South Carolina -1 F -2 73 70 143
T15 T3
  Gabriella Wahl (10)
East Tennessee St. -1 F +3 68 75 143
T24 T28
20 Lauren Kim (10)
Stanford E F E 72 72 144
T24 T19
  Antonia Scherer
Vanderbilt E F +1 71 73 144
T24 T19
  Sarah Schmelzel (10)
South Carolina E F +1 71 73 144
T27 T19
  Elizabeth Brightwell (10)
Virginia +1 F +2 71 74 145
T27 T13
  Lauren Diaz-Yi (10)
Virginia +1 F +3 70 75 145
T27 T70
32 Justine Dreher (10)
South Carolina +1 F -2 75 70 145
T27 T28
  F. Gustafsson Spang
East Carolina +1 F +1 72 73 145
T27 T28
  Harang Lee
Georgia +1 F +1 72 73 145
T27 T46
  Lindsay McGetrick (10)
NC State +1 F E 73 72 145
T33 T28
  Fatima Fern Cano (10)
Troy +2 F +2 72 74 146
T33 T87
35 Katelyn Dambaugh (10)
South Carolina +2 F -2 76 70 146
T33 T28
  Sian Evans (10)
East Tennessee St. +2 F +2 72 74 146
T33 T19
  Tara Lyons (10)
Louisville +2 F +3 71 75 146
T37 T70
7 Laetitia Beck (10)
Duke +3 F E 75 72 147
T37 T3
97 Lori Beth Adams (10) *
UNC Wilmington +3 F +7 68 79 147
T37 T28
  Alejandra Cangrejo (10)
Duke +3 F +3 72 75 147
T37 T60
  Louise Gateau-Chovelon (10)
Baylor +3 F +1 74 73 147
T37 T87
  Belen Goicoechea
Tulane +3 F -1 76 71 147
T37 T70
  Lydia Gumm
Florida State +3 F E 75 72 147
T37 T19
38 Ashley Holder
UCF +3 F +4 71 76 147
T37 T3
47 Brittany Marchand (10)
NC State +3 F +7 68 79 147
T37 T46
  Kaylin Yost
Campbell +3 F +2 73 74 147
T46 T9
54 Fanny Cnops
UCF +4 F +7 69 79 148
T46 T70
  Cylia Damerau
Kentucky +4 F +1 75 73 148
T46 T46
  Silvia Garces
Tulane +4 F +3 73 75 148
T46 T60
  Alex Harrell (10)
Auburn +4 F +2 74 74 148
T46 T70
  Sammi Lee
Georgia +4 F +1 75 73 148
T46 T19
  Alex Milan
Florida State +4 F +5 71 77 148
T46 T46
  Haley Mills
Kentucky +4 F +3 73 75 148
T46 T28
  Madison Opfer
Tulane +4 F +4 72 76 148
T46 T60
  Monifa Sealy
UCF +4 F +2 74 74 148
T55 T13
  Lora Assad (10)
Texas State +5 F +7 70 79 149
T55 T28
  Clara Baena (10)
Auburn +5 F +5 72 77 149
T55 T70
95 Laura Fuenfstueck (10)
College of Charleston +5 F +2 75 74 149
T55 T28
  Delaney Howson
Murray State +5 F +5 72 77 149
T55 T46
  Alison Kruse
Seton Hall +5 F +4 73 76 149
T55 T70
  Iman Nordin (10)
Texas State +5 F +2 75 74 149
T55 T70
  Kristine Odaiyar
UCF +5 F +2 75 74 149
T55 T46
  Katie Petrino (10)
Louisville +5 F +4 73 76 149
T55 T70
99 Laura Restrepo (10)
Louisville +5 F +2 75 74 149
T55 T60
  Rocio Sanchez Lobato
Georgia +5 F +3 74 75 149
T55 T60
58 Marta Sanz (10)
Auburn +5 F +3 74 75 149
T55 T60
  Christina Vosters *
Penn State +5 F +3 74 75 149
T55 T60
  Fanny Wolte
East Carolina +5 F +3 74 75 149
T68 T28
  Liz Breed
Kentucky +6 F +6 72 78 150
T68 T70
  Jenelle Kraakman
Alabama State Univ. +6 F +3 75 75 150
T68 T28
  Suzie Lee (10)
South Carolina +6 F +6 72 78 150
T68 T46
  Lejan Lewthwaite (10)
Texas State +6 F +5 73 77 150
T68 T28
  Taylor McGraw (10)
Troy +6 F +6 72 78 150
T68 T87
  Ana Menendez (10)
NC State +6 F +2 76 74 150
T68 T28
  Abby Newton *
Mississippi +6 F +6 72 78 150
T75 T87
  Ellen Ceresko (10) *
Penn State +7 F +3 76 75 151
T75 T70
  Vivienne Chin (10)
East Tennessee St. +7 F +4 75 76 151
T75 T46
  Alina Ching
Pepperdine +7 F +6 73 78 151
T75 T87
  Lane Gakeler
East Carolina +7 F +3 76 75 151
T75 T87
  Louise Latorre
Campbell +7 F +3 76 75 151
T75 T109
  Marissa Mar (10)
Stanford +7 F +1 78 73 151
T75 T70
  Erin McClure
Seton Hall +7 F +4 75 76 151
T75 T99
  Megan Tenhundfeld
Seton Hall +7 F +2 77 74 151
T75 T46
  Victoria Trapani (10)
Auburn +7 F +6 73 78 151
T84 T99
87 Manuela Carbajo Re
Georgia +8 F +3 77 75 152
T84 T99
98 Liv Cheng
Pepperdine +8 F +3 77 75 152
T84 T60
  Linda Dobele (10)
East Tennessee St. +8 F +6 74 78 152
T84 T46
  Lacey Fears (10) *
Mercer University +8 F +7 73 79 152
T84 T99
  Diana Fernandez (10)
Auburn +8 F +3 77 75 152
T84 T87
  Emily Haas (10)
Louisville +8 F +4 76 76 152
T84 T60
  Louise Olsson (10)
College of Charleston +8 F +6 74 78 152
T84 T60
  Nadine White
Campbell +8 F +6 74 78 152
T92 T87
  Ali Cowan (10)
Texas State +9 F +5 76 77 153
T92 T120
  Nico Engstroem Skaug
East Carolina +9 F E 81 72 153
T92 T70
  Becca Horner (10)
Troy +9 F +6 75 78 153
T92 T114
  Carlton Kuhlo
Florida State +9 F +2 79 74 153
T92 T70
  Hadas Libman (10)
Baylor +9 F +6 75 78 153
T92 T109
  Rachael Taylor (10)
NC State +9 F +3 78 75 153
T98 T114
  Amira Alexander
Georgia +10 F +3 79 75 154
T98 T70
  Anna Böhmer
Florida State +10 F +7 75 79 154
T98 T28
  Mary Chandler Bryan (10)
College of Charleston +10 F +10 72 82 154
T98 T87
  Sarah Harris
Kentucky +10 F +6 76 78 154
T98 T70
  Katie Kirk
East Carolina +10 F +7 75 79 154
T103 T99
  Maggie Beth Byers (10)
Baylor +11 F +6 77 78 155
T103 T87
  Laura Lonardi (10)
Baylor +11 F +7 76 79 155
T103 T114
  Mariko Tumangan (10)
Stanford +11 F +4 79 76 155
T103 T117
  Karlie Zabrosky
Seton Hall +11 F +3 80 75 155
T107 T99
  Sydney Trimble
Murray State +12 F +7 77 79 156
T107 T109
  Morgan Webber (10)
College of Charleston +12 F +6 78 78 156
T109 T99
  Hannah Basalone
Seton Hall +13 F +8 77 80 157
T109 T109
  Somin Lee
Pepperdine +13 F +7 78 79 157
T109 T46
2 Yu Liu (10)
Duke +13 F +12 73 84 157
T109 123
  Lourdes Lopez (10)
East Tennessee St. +13 F +3 82 75 157
T109 T87
  Kaitlyn Price
UCF +13 F +9 76 81 157
T109 T117
  Portland Rosen (10)
Virginia +13 F +5 80 77 157
T109 T70
  Ale Walker
Kentucky +13 F +10 75 82 157
T116 T109
  Brooklyn Kraakman
Alabama State Univ. +14 F +8 78 80 158
T116 T99
  Dismary Marquez
Alabama State Univ. +14 F +9 77 81 158
T116 T117
  Julia Neumann (10)
College of Charleston +14 F +6 80 78 158
T116 T99
  Langley Vannoy (10)
Troy +14 F +9 77 81 158
T120 T87
  Shannon Gramley (10)
Louisville +15 F +11 76 83 159
T120 T120
  Brooke Spinks (10)
Troy +15 F +6 81 78 159
T120 T120
  Abbi Stamper
Murray State +15 F +6 81 78 159
T120 T99
  Jackie Van Meter
Murray State +15 F +10 77 82 159
124 125
  Sylvia Masango
Alabama State Univ. +19 F +6 85 78 163
125 124
  Sophie Hillier
Murray State +24 F +13 83 85 168
126 126
  Shanon Spinuzzi
Alabama State Univ. +34 F +19 87 91 178

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