Duke's Duncan Named PING NGCA National Player of the Year

May 29, 2012

  • DUKE’S LINDY DUNCAN NAMED PING NGCA NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR AND WINNER OF GOLFSTAT CUP
  • Six ACC Players honored on the NGCA All-America Teams
  • Five ACC Players honored on the NGCA All-Region Teams
  • North Carolina’s Patricia Earley named National Assistant Women’s Coach of the Year

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) - Duke junior Lindy Duncan took top honors as she was named the winner of the PING NGCA National Player of the Year, winner of the Golfstat Cup, NGCA First Team All-America and a NGCA All-East Region selection. With Duncan being named the National Player of the Year, she became just the third Blue Devil to win the award – Liz Janangelo (2003-04) and Amanda Blumenherst (205-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08).

In winning the Golfstat Cup, it marked the fourth Duke golfer to win the cup and the sixth overall Blue Devil to take home the award – Jenny Chuasiriporn (1997-98), Janangelo (2003-04) and Blumenherst (2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08).

2012 NGCA AWARD WINNERS:

PING NGCA Division I Player of the Year Golfstat Cup
Lindy Duncan (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Duke University

NGCA All-American Teams
FIRST TEAM
Lindy Duncan, Duke
SECOND TEAM
Brittany Altomare (Shrewsbury, Mass.), Virginia
HONORABLE MENTION
Brittany Marchand (Orangeville, Ontario, Canada), NC State
Katherine Perry (Cary, N.C.), North Carolina
Portland Rosen (Sugarland, Tex.), Virginia
Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru), Florida State

NGCA All-Region Teams
East Region
Lindy Duncan, Duke Central Region
Maria Salinas, Florida State Brittany Altomare, Virginia
Augusta James (Bath, Ontario, Canada), NC State
West Region
Catherine O’Donnell (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.), North Carolina

North Carolina’s Patricia Earley was honored as the Eaton Golf Pride NGCA Assistant Golf Coach of the Year at the NGCA banquet in Franklin, Tenn.