Four ACC Teams advance to Round 4 of NCAA Women’s Golf Championship


Duke, Virginia, North Carolina & Florida State among 15 teams to play Monday

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Led by fifth-ranked Duke, four ACC teams have advanced to fourth round of stroke play at the 2016 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship played at the Par 72, 6331-yard Eugene Country Club Course in Eugene, Oregon.

Keyed by a third successive sub-par round by freshman Virginia Elena Carta, the Blue Devils (862) carded an eight-under 280, tying for the lowest round of the championship, and trails team-leading Southern California (860) by two strokes.

ACC Champion Virginia (873) with a two-under round of 286 is tied with Arizona for eighth place, 11 strokes behind Duke and 13 strokes off of the lead.  With a three-over round of 291, North Carolina (881) moved from 17th place into a tie with Arkansas for 12th while Florida State is 15th with a 19-over par 883.

A trio of talented ACC freshmen figure prominently in competition for the women’s individual title. Duke’s Carta, a native of Udine, Italy, enters the final round with a six-stroke lead over Wake Forest’s Jennifer Kupcho, Miami’s Dewi Weber and Alabama’s Cheyenne Knight.

Kupcho carded a five-under 67, while Weber, the second round co-leader, finished with a two-over 74. Virginia senior Lauren Coughlin shot a four-under 68 and is tied for seventh, nine strokes off of the lead.

Carta looks to become the fourth Blue Devil to win the NCAA Championship, joining Virada Nirapathpongporn (2002), Candy Hannemann (2003) and Anna Grzebien (2005).

Play will continue tomorrow with the fourth round of the championship. The top eight teams will then qualify for match play starting on Tuesday. Live results can be found on Golfstat.com as well as the ncaa.com.

NCAA Women’s Golf Championship – Day 3
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Pos. School R1 R2 R3 Total +/-
1. Southern California 289 280 291 860 -4
T2. UCLA 286 291 285 862 -2
T2. Duke 299 283 280 862 -2
4. Washington 289 285 292 866 +2
5. Stanford 295 283 290 868 +4
6. Oregon 297 282 291 870 +6
7. South Carolina 293 289 290 872 +8
T8. Virginia 293 294 286 873 +9
T8. Arizona 291 289 293 873 +9
T10. Northwestern 292 289 295 876 +12
T10. Oklahoma State 284 295 297 876 +12
T12. Arkansas 292 291 298 881 +17
T12. North Carolina 298 292 291 881 +17
14. Alabama 300 292 290 882 +18
15. Florida State 295 290 298 883 +19
cutline
16. Tennessee 297 285 303 885 +21
17. Florida 297 293 296 886 +22
T18. Michigan 296 299 292 887 +23
T18. Georgia 298 291 298 887 +23
20. Furman 298 297 293 888 +24
21. Miami 299 292 299 890 +26
22. Ohio State 293 293 306 892 +28
23. Texas 301 290 306 897 +33
24. Brigham Young 294 306 298 898 +34