Ninth-place Duke leads five ACC Teams at NCAA Women’s Golf Championship

Blue Devils 13 strokes off of the lead after second round

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Fifth-ranked Duke, in a three-way tie for ninth place, leads five teams at the 2016 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship following second round play at the Par 72, 6331-yard Eugene Country Club Course in Eugene, Oregon.

Led by a four-under par 68 by freshman Virginia Elena Carta, the Blue Devils (582) carded a five-under 283, tying for the third-lowest round of the day, and trails team-leading Southern California (569) by 13 strokes.

Florida State (585) with a two-over round of 290 is in 13th place, three strokes behind Duke and 16 strokes off of the lead.  With a six-over round of 294, ACC champion Virginia (587) is in 15th place, 18 strokes off the pace.

North Carolina (590) is tried with Florida for 17th, while Miami and Texas are deadlocked for 19th place with identical two-round totals of 591.

Miami freshman Dewi Weber carded a six-under 66 and assumed the second round individual lead with a nine-under par 135. Weber owns a one-stroke advantage over Tennessee’s Anna Newell and is two strokes ahead of Duke’s Carta.

The top 15 teams will qualify for a fourth round of stroke play on Monday. Play will continue tomorrow with the second round of the championship. Live results can be found on Golfstat.com as well as the ncaa.com.

NCAA Women’s Golf Championship – Day 2
Saturday, May 21, 2016

1. Southern California 289 280 569 -7
2. Washington 289 285 574 -2
3. UCLA 286 291 577 +1
4. Stanford 295 283 578 +2
T5. Oklahoma State 284 295 579 +3
T5. Oregon 297 282 579 +3
7. Arizona 291 289 580 +4
8. Northwestern 292 289 581 +5
T9. South Carolina 293 289 582 +6
T9. Tennessee 297 285 582 +6
T9. Duke 299 283 582 +6
12. Arkansas 292 291 583 +7
13. Florida State 295 290 585 +9
14. Ohio State 293 293 586 +10
15. Virginia 293 294 587 +11
16. Georgia 298 291 589 +13
T17. Florida 297 293 590 +14
T17. North Carolina 298 292 590 +14
T19. Miami 299 292 591 +15
T19. Texas 301 290 591 +15
21. Alabama 300 292 592 +16
T22. Furman 298 297 595 +19
T22. Michigan 296 299 595 +19
24. Brigham Young 294 306 600 +24