Women's Golf ACCtion: Tournaments ending Sunday, March 28

March 28, 2010

Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic

Duncan, Blue Devils Claim Liz Murphey Classic Titles

ATHENS, Ga. - Duke University freshman Lindy Duncan claimed her first collegiate victory on Sunday as she registered a 54-hole total of three-under-par, 213, to win by eight strokes, while fourth-ranked Duke won the team title at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic by 21 strokes. The tournament was being played at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.

Duncan, who is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., registered rounds of 70, 72 and 71 over the three days to win by eight strokes over her teammate Stacey Kim (221). She collected four birdies in the final round, including two in a row to close out her day on No. 17 and No. 18. Over the weekend, Duncan posted 11 birdies.

As a team, Duke fired rounds of 300, 300 and 289 to finish with a 54-hole total of 889, which was 21 shots better than second place Alabama (910). Arkansas (912), Purdue (915), Auburn (915), Wake Forest (921), Wake Forest (921), Michigan State (928), North Carolina (928), Denver (929) and Ohio State (931) rounded out the top 10.

Women's Golf Finishes Sixth At Liz Murphey Collegiate

ATHENS, Ga. - The Wake Forest women's golf team carded its lowest round of the weekend, a final round 301 and finished sixth at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.

Despite a 6-over 78 on Sunday, sophomore Cheyenne Woods posted her fourth top-10 finish of the season. She finished the 54-hole event, which was played at the University of Georgia Golf Course, at 9-over par and tied for sixth. Woods now leads the team with a 74.1 strokes per round through 21 tournament rounds.

For the Deacs, they got off to another rough start with an opening round 316 but rebounded with a 304 on Saturday and a 301 on Sunday to finish sixth in a strong 22-team field at 57-over. Arkansas took third at 48-over while Purdue and Auburn tied for fourth at 51-over.

Tar Heels Fall To Tie For Seventh At Liz Murphey

ATHENS, Ga. - Jordan Allyne and Courtney Gunter led the North Carolina women's golf effort in the final round of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic on Sunday where the team finished with a total 928 for a tie at seventh. Allyne and Gunter both went five-over par 77 for the day.

Gunter, a freshman from Matthews, N.C., tied for 17th with a cumulative score of 12-over par 151 for the tournament. Gunter had been the leader for the team through all rounds. Allyne fought back in the final day to finish in a tie for 96th place at 245.

Cavaliers Finish 11th at Murphey Collegiate

Athens, GA - The No. 15 Virginia women's golf team finished 11th at the 23-team Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Course. Virginia shot 13-over 301, its best round of the tournament, to finish with a 54-hole score of 932. Duke, ranked No. 4, won by 21 strokes at 889. Alabama, ranked No. 6, was second at 910.

The field featured 20 teams ranked in Golfstat's current top-50 standings.

Virginia was led by junior Calle Nielson, who placed 17th at 12-over 228. She shot 79 during Sunday's final round. Cavalier freshmen Brittany Altomare and Nicole Agnello both posted 4-over 76s in the final round. Altomare was 32nd overall at 232 and Agnello was 61st at 238. Lauren Greenlief equaled her low career round with a 72 to post UVa's low round Sunday. She moved up to 61st overall 238. Eleana Collins was 93rd at 244 after finishing with a 77. Joy Kim, competing as a non-scoring individual, was 107th at 249.