Freshman Lisa Maguire, Duke's No. 5 player, double-bogeyed the sixth sudden-death overtime hole to lose in 24 holes Tuesday, giving Baylor a 3-2 win and eliminating reigning NCAA champion Duke in the semifinals of the NCAA women's golf championship at Bradenton, Fla., Tuesday. The Blue Devils had advanced through the match play quarterfinals over Texas Tech 4-1 earlier Tuesday. Duke winners against Baylor were Celine Boutier and Sandy Choi. National player of the year Leona Maguire fell 1-down and Duke No. 3 seed Gurbani Singh lost 2&1 to allow Baylor to tie after four of the five matches ... Top seeded Southern Cal lost to Stanford 3-2 ... The title match will pit Baylor against Stanford ... Developing story ...
Duke freshman Leona Maguire finishes second in individual competion at NCAA golf championships
First-round leader holds on to take two-day championship
William Wears emerged from Round 1 of the 2015 Durham Amateur at Hillandale Golf Course at 3-under 68, giving him a one-stroke lead over both Campbell Rand and Warren Straub heading into the Sunday, May 24 final round.
Mother Nature was not very cooperative during the third and final round of the 89th Carolinas Women’s Amateur Championship as a steady rain fell for most of the morning at Treyburn Country Club.
Katie Kirk, the 2014 champion, battled the elements and held off fellow competitors to claim the title for the second consecutive year. Kirk shot a two-over 74 on Thursday, which left her with a total score of one-under 215, good enough for a two-stroke victory over runner-up Sarah Bae (one-over 217).
Katie Kirk soared on a day when many of her competitors struggled.
Defending champion Kirk just behind leaders at Treyburn
The Edward Jones Durham Senior Amateur Golf Championship raised money to fight Lou Gehrig's disease.
Super Seniors three-time reigning champion Larry Boswell, of Jamestown, is in jeopardy of surrendering the title.
The Duke men’s golf team capped off the NCAA Lubbock Regional with a two-over 286 to finish third and advance to the NCAA Championship tournament with an eight-under 844 here Saturday. Freshman Adam Wood and sophomore Max Greyserman paced the Blue Devils Saturday with two-under 69s at the Rawls Course (par 71, 7,349 yards).
With only the top five regional team finishers advancing to the national championship tournament on May 29, the Tar Heels were eliminated and their season ended.
Pairings for Monday's first round of the Durham Senior Am
Registration for the two premier local golf tournaments is now open.
It’s been 70 years, but Gordon Perry remembers it like it was yesterday. The date was April 1, 1945, Easter Sunday, and there he was at Hope Valley Country Club watching one of his childhood heroes, golf icon Byron “Lord Byron” Nelson, accept a $1,000 war bond for winning the Durham Open. The tournament took place a little more than a month before V-E Day, the day the Allied Forces formally accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender to end World War II in Europe.
Now, as we are on the eve of golf’s greatest week it just so happens to be within the renewing season of spring. A new beginning, and it translates to the start of our personal golf season and something else …Tiger Woods' return.