ACC GOLF: Boutier, Duke alone atop Sedgefield leaderboard

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 10:59 PM

The second round was moving day for the third-ranked Duke women’s golf team Friday at the ACC Championship as the Blue Devils carded a 1-over-par 285 and hold a 14-stroke lead over first-round co-leader Virginia with 18 holes remaining today at Sedgefield Country Club.

Looking to claim her third straight individual title, Duke sophomore Celine Boutier fired a 2-under 69 Friday that leaves her 2-under for the tournament after an opening round 71. Boutier leads by three strokes over Florida State’s Matilda Castren (143). Boutier won the Bryan National Collegiate and the PING/ASU Invitational in her last two starts and is chasing her first ACC title.

“I played really well so I am glad I shot under par because I hit it close to the pin and then my putting was much better than yesterday,” said Boutier. “I feel like the last five holes you can make birdies. The two par fives are reachable. I am really glad that I managed to birdie those on the way in.”

As a team, Duke holds a 36-hole ledger of 576 while UVa stands at 590. The Blue Devils are two-time defending ACC champions and have won a total of 18 ACC titles, including 17 under coach Dan Brooks.

“Well today wasn’t looking that great to me,” Brooks said. “Of course, Laetitia (Beck) was not having a great day so I spent a lot of time with her. She got it together on the backside. While we were together, the others were making some birdies coming in. There was a lot of great golf going on, but I didn’t see a lot because I was focused in on one or two players.”

Rounding out the team scores were Virginia (590), North Carolina (597), Miami (599), N.C. State (600), Florida State (605), Notre Dame (609), Maryland (611), Clemson (611), Wake Forest (617) and Boston College (644).

The Tar Heels finished with a 29-over 597 after two rounds, primarily behind the play of Elizabeth Mallett and Katherine Perry who share the team lead with a two-day score of 5-over 147, good for a seventh-place tie.

“The team hung in there today,” UNC coach Jan Mann said. “Conditions were similar to yesterday. It was a hard fought round for some but really pleased with how they stayed patient. Rain (is) expected for tomorrow (Saturday), but we will be ready.”

After opening with three birdies over a span of four holes Thursday, Boutier suffered a three-putt bogey on the first hole Friday. She settled down and birdied holes four and five to get to one-under-par for the day. Boutier moved to two-under after a birdie on the 152-yard, par three 12th, but suffered a double-bogey on No. 14 to fall back to even par.

“She is just doing great,” Brooks said of Boutier. “I think she is a little happier on the golf course. She seems to be handling the ups and downs a little bit better and that is great. She has controlled her expectations pretty well after having won two tournaments individually. She seems to be handling that pretty well.”

As a team, Duke features four golfers in the top seven, individually — Boutier (1st), Yu Liu (5th), Sandy Choi (6th) and Laetitia Beck (7th).

“It is nice to see that,” Brooks said. “We just have to keep fighting and do the same thing. We have our sights set on big things. We need to keep fighting and do our best.”

Carding an even-par, 71, in the second round was Choi, who moved into sixth overall with a 36-hole ledger of 146. Liu finished with a 73. After opening with four bogeys over her first six holes, Beck settled down to shoot even-par over her final 12 holes of action. She finished with a 75.

Rebounding from a 79 on day one, Alejandra Cangrejo posted a 73 and is tied for 24th overall at 152.

Course:Sedgefield Country Club: ACC Championship     Par 71 - 6107 Yards
current
position
team scoring rounds total
score
to par thru today 1 2
1
  Duke
+8 F   +1 291 285 576
2
  Virginia
+22 F   +15 291 299 590
3
  North Carolina
+29 F   +14 299 298 597
4
  Miami
+31 F   +17 298 301 599
5
  NC State
+32 F   +8 308 292 600
6
  Florida State
+37 F   +15 306 299 605
7
  Notre Dame
+41 F   +19 306 303 609
T8
  Maryland
+43 F   +21 306 305 611
T8
  Clemson
+43 F   +20 307 304 611
10
  Wake Forest
+49 F   +22 311 306 617
11
  Boston College
+76 F   +25 335 309 644
Course:Sedgefield Country Club: ACC Championship     Par 71 - 6107 Yards
position player team scoring rounds total
score
current start to par thru today 1 2
1 T2
4 Celine Boutier
Duke -2 F -2 71 69 140
2 1
12 Matilda Castren
Florida State +1 F +3 69 74 143
T3 T2
  Lauren Coughlin
Virginia +2 F +2 71 73 144
T3 T2
  Briana Mao
Virginia +2 F +2 71 73 144
5 T7
2 Yu Liu
Duke +3 F +1 73 72 145
6 T14
95 Sandy Choi
Duke +4 F E 75 71 146
T7 T5
7 Laetitia Beck
Duke +5 F +4 72 75 147
T7 T14
25 Elizabeth Mallett
North Carolina +5 F +1 75 72 147
T7 T22
51 Brittany Marchand
NC State +5 F E 76 71 147
T7 T12
  Katherine Perry
North Carolina +5 F +2 74 73 147
T11 T14
  Talia Campbell
Notre Dame +6 F +2 75 73 148
T11 T7
10 Ashlan Ramsey
Clemson +6 F +4 73 75 148
T11 T14
  Kailey Walsh
Miami +6 F +2 75 73 148
T14 T22
62 Daniela Darquea
Miami +7 F +2 76 73 149
T14 T7
  Lauren Diaz-Yi
Virginia +7 F +5 73 76 149
T14 T5
  Juliet Vongphoumy
Maryland +7 F +6 72 77 149
T17 T7
  Delfina Acosta
Miami +8 F +6 73 77 150
T17 T14
89 Elizabeth Doty
Wake Forest +8 F +4 75 75 150
T17 T14
40 Augusta James
NC State +8 F +4 75 75 150
T17 T7
  Maia Schechter
North Carolina +8 F +6 73 77 150
T17 T34
29 Sloan Shanahan
Clemson +8 F E 79 71 150
T22 T22
  Jordan Ferreira
Notre Dame +9 F +4 76 75 151
T22 T27
  Ana Menendez
NC State +9 F +3 77 74 151
T24 T34
  Alejandra Cangrejo
Duke +10 F +2 79 73 152
T24 T14
  Laure Castelain
Florida State +10 F +6 75 77 152
T24 T39
  Lindsay McGetrick
NC State +10 F +1 80 72 152
T24 T12
  Rika Park
Miami +10 F +7 74 78 152
T28 T27
  Leslie Cloots
North Carolina +11 F +5 77 76 153
T28 T39
  Allison Emrey
Wake Forest +11 F +2 80 73 153
T28 T49
  Cristina McQuiston
Boston College +11 F -1 83 70 153
T28 T22
  Portland Rosen
Virginia +11 F +6 76 77 153
32 T27
  Alexandria Papell
Maryland +12 F +6 77 77 154
T33 T32
  Ashley Armstrong
Notre Dame +13 F +6 78 77 155
T33 T32
  Jackie Chang
North Carolina +13 F +6 78 77 155
T33 T39
  Lydia Gumm
Florida State +13 F +4 80 75 155
T33 T46
  Alex Milan
Florida State +13 F +2 82 73 155
T33 T27
  Kelli Oride
Notre Dame +13 F +7 77 78 155
T38 T22
  Heidi Baek
Maryland +14 F +9 76 80 156
T38 T34
  Elizabeth Brightwell
Virginia +14 F +6 79 77 156
T38 T51
  Emily Gimpel
Maryland +14 F +1 84 72 156
41 T43
  Katia Joo
Boston College +15 F +5 81 76 157
T42 T34
  Kristina Nhim
Notre Dame +16 F +8 79 79 158
T42 T14
  Lauren Salazar
Clemson +16 F +12 75 83 158
T42 T27
70 Sierra Sims
Wake Forest +16 F +10 77 81 158
T45 T46
  Marissa Dodd
Wake Forest +17 F +6 82 77 159
T45 T39
  McKenzie Talbert
Clemson +17 F +8 80 79 159
47 T43
  Jessica Gregory
Maryland +18 F +8 81 79 160
T48 T46
  Jessica Hoang
Clemson +19 F +8 82 79 161
T48 T49
  Christina Ocampo
Miami +19 F +7 83 78 161
T48 T34
91 Mariana Sims
Wake Forest +19 F +11 79 82 161
T51 T51
  Vivian Tsui
NC State +20 F +7 84 78 162
T51 T43
  Christina Wang
Boston College +20 F +10 81 81 162
53 53
  Carlton Kuhlo
Florida State +21 F +7 85 78 163
54 T54
  Lelesse Mocio
Boston College +30 F +11 90 82 172
55 T54
  Regan Simeone
Boston College +34 F +15 90 86 176

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