Duke Grabs Lead After First Round Of ACC Women's Golf Championship
April 13, 2007
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Duke University fired a one-under-par 287 to grab the lead at the 19th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Golf Championship played at Carmel Country Club, a par 72, 6,293-yard layout. Florida State is just three strokes back at 290 as Seminole Caroline Westrup fired a six-under-par 66, the day's low round, to lead all individuals.
Rachel Smith of Virginia fired a four-under 68 and is in second place of the individual standings. Duke's Amanda Blumenherst fired a two-under 70 and is in third place while teammate Jennie Lee is one stroke back in fourth place at one-under 71. A trio of players is tied for fifth place at even par 72 - North Carolina's Katie Miller, Wake Forest's Maggie Simons and Duke's Anna Grzebien.
"It's good to be under par," said Duke Head Coach Dan Brooks. "This is a team that is comfortable under par and uncomfortable over par so it's good this time of year to go low. We didn't go real low. We can go a lot lower than this and we need to get there."
Wake Forest and Virginia are tied for third place in the team standings with nine-over 297 totals. North Carolina is fifth with a 300 total while NC State is sixth at 306, Maryland is seventh at 312, Miami is eighth at 325 and Boston College is ninth with a 344 total.
The 54-hole continues through Sunday at Carmel Country Club. Tee times begin at 8:30 each morning and the public is invited to come out watch some great golf. Maryland, Miami and Boston College will tee off at 8:30; Virginia, North Carolina and NC State go off at 9:20; and Duke Florida State and Wake Forest will begin play at 10:10.