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April 19, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. – After a windy opening round, Duke finished the first day as the leader of the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Golf Championship held at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. The Blue Devils are looking for their second straight team title and 18th overall in the 25-year history of the championship.
Duke shot a plus-9 at the par-71, 6,210-yard course for a total score of 293 and a seven-stroke lead over Virginia (300) after day one. NC State (301) is third, followed by Florida State (306), North Carolina (308) and sixth-place Wake Forest (310). Boston College and Maryland are tied for seventh with 311 totals while Miami (314) is ninth.
“The wind was gusting,” said Duke head coach Dan Brooks. “It was literally going to a dead stop once in a while and right now it is blowing 20 miles an hour. It was very hard to pull the right club. To a player, I heard comments about how my mistakes were due to pulling the wrong club.
“It is great to have the lead. The bigger the lead, the better. We are happy with it. Tomorrow should be a little less wind and be a little bit more of a low scoring type of day.” added Brooks.
Virginia senior Brittany Altomare (Shrewsbury, Mass.) carded two birdies, 14 pars and two bogeys and is on top of the individual leader board finishing with a par 71. Altomare owns a one-stroke lead over Duke’s Alejandra Cangrejo (Bogota, Columbia), NC State’s Augusta James (Bath, Ontario, Canada) and North Carolina’s Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield, England).