Duke Maintains Lead After Second Round of ACC Women's Golf Championship

Duke Maintains Lead After Second Round of ACC Women's Golf Championship

Saturday April 20, 2013

April 20, 2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Duke continues to lead after the second round of the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Golf Championship, held at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. The third-ranked Blue Devils are looking for their second straight team title and 18th overall in the 25-year history of the championship.

Playing in windy conditions for a second-straight day, the Blue Devils shot an 8-over 292 in the second round for a 17-over 585 total and will enter the final round with an 11-stroke lead over NC State. The Wolfpack, keyed by Brittany Marchand’s even-par 71, moved into second-place with a two-day total of 28-over 596, after shooting a 11-over 295 on Saturday.

“It was one of those days when you end up with the lead and you feel pretty good about it.” said Duke head coach Dan Brooks. “However, it didn’t feel like a low score type day, but when you look up at the board and see your scores, you know you’ve had a pretty good afternoon.”

Virginia is third, 15 strokes behind Duke and four behind NC State, with a 32-over 600 two-day total.

Florida State remained in fourth place with an overall score of 41-over 609. Wake Forest, with a 20-over 304, moved into fifth place with its 46-over 614 while North Carolina dropped one position to sixth after its 25-over 309 second round. The Tar Heels have a 36-hole total of 49-over 617.

Miami is seventh at 50-over 618, Boston College eighth at 57-over 625 and Maryland ninth with a 64-over 632.

Virginia senior Brittany Altomare, the nation’s 13th-ranked player by Golfweek and No. 16 by Golfstat, shot the low individual round of the day with a one-under 70 and is currently atop the leaderboard with a one-under 141. Altomare goes into Sunday’s final round with a three-stroke lead over Duke’s Lindy Duncan, the defending ACC champion, who carded an even-par 71 for a two-day total of 144.

Miami sophomore Leticia Ras-Anderica and Virginia sophomore Briana Mao are tied for third with four-over 146 totals. Ras-Anderica has carded an eagle in each of her first two rounds.

Third round action begins at 8 a.m., Sunday. Live video coverage on the ACC.com will get underway at 12:30 p.m.