NCAA Women's Golf ACCtion: Tuesday, May 21

May 21, 2013

Blue Devils Open in Third at NCAA Championship

ATHENS, Ga. – The third-ranked and top-seeded Duke women’s golf team carded a two-under-par, 286, on Tuesday in the opening round of the NCAA Championship and sit only two shots off the lead with 54 holes of golf remaining at the 6,372-yard, par 72 University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.

San Jose State opened the morning wave with a four-under-par, 284, and took the outright lead before Southern California closed the afternoon session with a 284 as well to finish the day tied following 18 holes.  The Blue Devils carded 11 birdies and sit two shots behind the team leaders with three days of action left.  Alabama (288), UCLA (289), Purdue (289), Stanford (290), Oklahoma (291), Arizona State (293) and Tulane (295) rounded out the top 10.  

Leading the way for the Blue Devils was freshman Celine Boutier, who carded a career-best three-under-par, 69, and is tied for second overall on the individual leaderboard.  A native of Montrouge, France, Boutier is two shots off the individual leader, Regan De Guzman of San Jose State, who fired a five-under-par, 67, in the morning.  Boutier is tied for Alabama’s Stephanie Meadow at three-under-par.


Kristinsdottir Opens NCAA Championship With 79

ATHENS, Ga. - Wake Forest junior Olafia Kristinsdottir opened the NCAA Championship with a round of 7-over 79 Tuesday morning at the University of Georgia Golf Club.

Kristinsdottir had a round opening nine, making five bogeys in the first seven holes. She then settled in a bit and made nine pars over the final 11 holes to finish with a 79. Kristinsdottir is tied for 108th after the first round.

Regan De Guzman of San Diego State made seven birdies in her career-best round of 5-under 67. She holds a two-shot lead over ACC Freshman of the Year Celine Boutier of Duke and the country's top-ranked player Stephanie Meadow of Alabama.