Duke, Virginia eliminated in Match Play competition of NCAA Women’s Golf Championship

Cavaliers drop quarterfinal match to Washington; Blue Devils advance to semifinals before losing to Stanford

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Duke and Virginia ended their seasons following Match Play setbacks Tuesday at the 2016 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship played at the Eugene Country Club Course in Eugene, Oregon.

For a second straight year the sixth-seeded Blue Devils reached the NCAA semifinals with a 4-1 upset of third-seeded Southern California with wins by Sandy Choi (2&1), Gurbani Singh (2&1), Virginia Elena Carta (3&2) and Celine Boutier (2&1).

Duke d. Southern California 4-1
K Chung (USC) BEATS L Maguire (Duke) 4&2
S Choi (Duke) BEATS K Kim (USC) 2&1
G Singh (Duke) BEATS R Ree (USC) 2&1
V Carta (Duke) BEATS T Chan (USC) 3&2
C Boutier (Duke) BEATS G Then (USC) 2&1

Fourth-seeded Virginia dropped a 3-1-1 Tuesday morning decision to No. 5 Washington. The Cavaliers’ lone win was a 2&1 decision picked by freshman Anna Redding over the Huskies’ Sarah Ree.

Washington d. Virginia 3-1-1
J Alvarez (Wash) BEATS M Gonzales (UVA) 2&1
A Redding (UVA) BEATS S Rhee (Wash) 2&1
Y Luo (Wash) VS E Szokol (UVA) A/S thru 18(F)
W Keh (Wash) BEATS L Diaz-Yi (UVA) 4&2
C Thomas (Wash) BEATS L Coughlin (UVA) 4&3

Duke’s 2016 season came to an end in afternoon semifinal play with a 3-2 loss to defending NCAA Champion Stanford. Choi (1UP) and Carta (1UP) picked up match play wins for the fifth-ranked Blue Devils.

Stanford d. Duke 3-2
M Stackhouse (Stanford) BEATS G Singh (Duke) 3&2
C Danielson (Stanford) BEATS L Maguire (Duke) 1UP
S Choi (Duke) BEATS L Kim (Stanford) 1UP
S Kersten (Stanford) BEATS C Boutier (Duke) 4&2
V Carta (Duke) BEATS S Aubert (Stanford) 1UP