NCAA Women's Golf ACCtion: Thursday, May 23

May 23, 2013

Blue Devils Move into Second at NCAA Championship

ATHENS, Ga. – With 18 holes remaining at the 2013 NCAA Championship, the top-seeded and third-ranked Duke women’s golf team is in second place, after carding an one-under-par, 287, on Thursday at the 6,372-yard, par 72 University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.

The Blue Devils will have to make up a lot of ground in Friday’s final round as Duke trails Southern California by 17 strokes as the Trojans own a 54-hole total of 845, which is 19-under-par.  Duke is the only other team under par in the field as the Blue Devils hold a two-under-par, 862.  Rounding out the top 10 teams are Purdue (873), Alabama (873), UCLA (873), Arizona State (876), Stanford (879), Tulane (881), Oklahoma (882), Auburn (882) and San Jose State (882).  Duke’s 54-hole total of 862 is a new school record in NCAA Championship action.  

In the previous tournament, the Blue Devils trailed host Oklahoma at the NCAA Central Regional by six strokes entering the final round and came-from-behind on the final day to win by six strokes as Duke shot 12-under-par.  

Duke registered three different golfers shoot one-under-par, 71, on Thursday – Celine Boutier, Lindy Duncan and Laetitia Beck.  


Kristinsdottir Notches 77 in Round Three

ATHENS, Ga. — Wake Forest’s Olafia Kristinsdottir notched a 5-over 77 in round three of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship on Thursday.

Kristinsdottir made six bogeys and one birdie in her round and is now 15-over par through three rounds. After rounds of 79-75-77, she will start the final round in a tie for 108th place in the 126-player field.

Annie Park of Southern Cal fired a 2-under 70 and has taken the individual lead at 9-under par. Ally McDonald of Mississippi State and 36-hole leader Stephanie Meadow of Alabama are tied for second at 7-under par.

Kristinsdottir will start the final round at 12:48 p.m. off the tenth tee. She is paired with Emilie Burger of Georgia and Jennifer Ha of Kent State. will have love scoring of the final round.