NCAA Women's Golf ACCtion: Friday, May 24

May 24, 2013

NCAA Championship: 1. Southern California 1133 2. Duke 1154

Duncan, Duke Finish Second at NCAA Championship

ATHENS, Ga. — One of the greatest golfers in Duke history closed her career in remarkable fashion on Friday at the NCAA Championship as senior Lindy Duncan played the final three holes at four-under-par to finish second overall, while the Duke squad placed second on the 6,372-yard, par 72 University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.

The second place finish for Duke marks the second time in school history the Blue Devils have finished second, including their 13th overall top five finish in the NCAA Championship. Duke turned in rounds of 286, 289, 287 and 292 for a school-record 72-hole total of 1,154. The second place finish was the highest Duke has placed in the NCAAs since the Blue Devils won their fifth NCAA Championship in 2007.  

Duke has come a long way over the last three years as the Blue Devils did not advance to the NCAA Championship in 2011 and placed 15th a year ago, before turning in a second place ledger in 2013.  

Southern California claimed the title with a NCAA Championship record four-day total of 1,133, while Duke (1154), Purdue (1173), UCLA (1174), Arizona State (1181), Auburn (1183), Alabama (1189), Arizona (1190), Oklahoma (1191), Michigan State (1191) and Tulane (1191).


Kristinsdottir Finishes With Final Round 78

ATHENS, Ga. — Wake Forest junior Olafia Kristinsdottir carded a final round 78 at the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship on Friday at the University of Georgia Golf Course.

The Iceland native made 13 pars in her round. For the week, Kristinsdottir carded rounds of 79-75-77-78 to finish in a tie for 97th at 21-over par.

The team championship was never really in doubt over the final two days as Southern Cal dusted the field, winning by 21 shots at 19-under par. The Trojans made it a clean sweep of the awards as Annie Park fired rounds of 70-67-70-71 to finish at 10-under par. That was 6-shots better than Duke’s Lindy Duncan.

Kristinsdottir put a wrap on a very fine season. She finished the year with a 75.9 scoring average which was second on the team. She had a pair of top-10s on the year and had her career-best 54-hole score at the NCAA Regional to qualify for the NCAA Championship.