NCAA Women's Golf ACCtion: Wednesday, May 22

May 22, 2013

Blue Devils Remain in Third at NCAA Championship

ATHENS, Ga. – For the second straight day, the top-seeded and third-ranked Duke women’s golf team turned in a solid round as the Blue Devils carded a one-over-par, 289, and enters the third of four rounds at the 6,372-yard, par 72 University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga., in third place.  

Wednesday’s round belonged to Southern California as the Trojans shot a 12-under-par, 276, and holds a 12-stroke lead heading into the third of four rounds.  Duke has posted 18-hole totals of 286 and 289 for a total of 576 and is 15 shots back of USC.  The afternoon wave did not complete the second round following two stoppages of play due to inclement weather.  The second round will resume at 7:25 a.m., on Wednesday.

The top six finishers on Wednesday include Southern California (560), Alabama (572), Duke (575), UCLA (576), Purdue (578) and Stanford (578).

As a team, the Blue Devils played great golf in the second round, but the day was marred by three early double-bogeys.  This put Duke having to come back and the Blue Devils did just that connecting on 10 late birdies to get the score back to one-over-par. 


Kristinsdottir Posts 75 In Round Two of NCAA Championship

ATHENS, Ga.  Junior Olafia Kristinsdottir rebounded from an opening round 79 to post a 3-over 75 in round two of the NCAA Women's Golf Championship at the University of Georgia Golf Course.

Kristinsdottir opened the day with one bogey and one birdie on the first nine to go out in even-par 37. She then bogeyed the third hole and birdied the par-5 seventh to get back to even. Lightning in the area then halted play for just over two hours. She came out after the break and made a double-bogey at No. 8 and a bogey at nine to close with a 75.

Play was stopped again at 8 p.m. for more lightning in the area with a handful of groups yet to finish their second rounds. Play will resume Thursday morning with the third round immediately following.

The nation's top-ranked player Stephanie Meadow of Alabama followed an opening 69 with a 5-under 67 and holds the individual lead midway through at 8-under par. She has a one shot lead on Annie Park of Southern Cal.