Duke Extends Lead At 2007 ACC Women's Golf Championship
April 14, 2007
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Duke University fired a four-under-par 284 in the second round for a five-under 571 total and holds a 21-stroke lead over Florida State at the 19th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Golf Championship being played at Carmel Country Club, a par 72, 6,293-yard layout. The Seminoles carded a 592 total, one stroke ahead of Wake Forest which stands at 593.
"I think Duke stayed tough," says Duke Head Coach Dan Brooks. "Our focus is on individual performance, playing well and doing the things mentally and physically we know we're going to need as the season comes to an end. When you focus on that, you're not too caught up about the margin."
Caroline Westrup of Florida State fired a two-under 70 for an eight-under 136 total, two stokes ahead of Duke's Amanda Blumenherst who carded a six-under 138 after a four-under 68 in the second round.
Jennie Lee of Duke is in third place with a 142 total while Virginia's Rachel Smith and Duke's Anna Grzebien are tied for fourth place at one-under 143. Leah Wigger of Virginia and Laura Crawford of Wake Forest are tied for sixth place at two-over 146 while Duke's Alison Whitaker and Wake Forest's Maggie Simons are tied for eighth place with 148 totals. Kelly Calkin of Maryland rounds out the top 10 at five-over 149.
In the team standings, Virginia is in fourth place with a 600 total, North Carolina is fifth at 606, NC State is sixth at 619, Maryland is seventh at 620, Miami is eighth at 640 and Boston College is ninth at 674.
The 54-hole event continues through Sunday at Carmel Country Club. Pending weather conditions, tee times begin at 8:30 as Maryland, Miami and Boston College begin play. North Carolina, NC State and Virginia go off at 9:20 while Duke, Florida State and Wake Forest will begin play at 10:10. The public is invited to come out and watch some great golf.