Saturday, November 17, 2018

Duke University's Blue Devils women's team conclude Fall season ranked No. 3 nationally
 
NEWS RELEASE FROM DUKE UNIVERSITY
 
DURHAM, North Carolina – With the fall/autumn  college golf campaign coming to a close, the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) has released its final fall top 25 with the Duke University program ranked third nationally.
 
The Blue Devils are coming off closing the fall season with back-to-back victories at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational and at the Landfall Tradition. 
 
Southern California took the top slot with 20 first place votes followed by Texas, Duke, Florida, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Arizona, Stanford, Arizona State and UCLA in the top 10. 
 
The Blue Devils received one first place vote out of 21 voters.
 
As a team, Duke collected 12 rounds in the 60s in the fall and 26 rounds of par or better.  At the Annika Intercollegiate and the Tar Heel Invitational, the Blue Devils shot 14-under-par, 850.  The Blue Devils featured a 73.49 stroke average as a team. 
 
Senior Virginia Elena Carta and rookie Gina Kim closed the fall on a high note tying for individual medalist honors at the Landfall Tradition with an even-par, 216.  It marked the first victory for Carta since claiming the NCAA Individual title as a freshman in 2016.  The win for Kim was her first as a collegiate golfer.
 
Duke will return to action Feb. 17-19 at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate in New Orleans, La.
 
#GoDuke
 
DIVISION I WGCA COACHES POLL
Rank
University (First Place Votes)
Points
1
University of Southern California (20)
548
2
University of Texas
518
3
Duke University (1)
488
4
University of Florida
479
5
Vanderbilt University
454
6
University of Arkansas
428
7
University of Arizona
374
8
Stanford University
367
T9
Arizona State University
363
T9
UCLA
363
11
Kent State University
356
12
Auburn University
301
13
University of Virginia
265
14
Wake Forest University
254
15
University of Alabama (1)
253
16
Northwestern University
228
17
University of South Carolina
209
18
University of Illinois
198
19
University of Washington
177
20
Florida State University
149
21
Texas Christian University
118
22
Pepperdine University
83
23
Clemson University
80
24
University of Oklahoma
44
25
Oregon State University
20
 
 
 
Others Receiving Votes: Purdue University (17); Furman University (6); University of Miami (3); Baylor University (2); Campbell University (2); University of Tennessee (2); University of Oregon (1)

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