Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Duke Comes in at No. 3 in Latest WGCA National Poll
February 25, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – Coming off a runner-up appearance to open the 2019 campaign, the Duke women’s golf team remains No. 3 in the latest Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) poll. 
Southern California opened the spring at No. 1 with 13 first place votes, while Texas, Duke, Stanford, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Kent State, Florida and Arizona round out the top 10 teams.
At the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship, Duke turned in rounds of 286, 296 and 296 for a 14-over-, 878, which was only two strokes behind second-ranked Texas.  The Blue Devils featured three golfers in the top 11 with Ana Belac (T8), Jaravee Boonchant (T8) and Gina Kim (T11). 
Over the last three tournaments, Duke owns two first place finishes along with a second place ledger.  The Blue Devils won the Tar Heel invitational and the Landfall Tradition to conclude the fall. 
Duke features four golfers currently ranked in the latest Golfweek Individual listings – Boonchant (14), Belac (29), Virginia Elena Carta (31) and Kim (54). 
The Blue Devils will next compete at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate March 8-10 in Hilton Head, S.C., at the Long Cove Club.
Rank      University (First Place Votes)      Points
1              University of Southern California (13)      565
2              University of Texas (9)    557
3              Duke University               512
4              Stanford University         506
5              UCLA (1)                        488
6              Vanderbilt University     453
7              University of Arkansas   437
T8           Kent State University      409
T8           University of Florida        409
10           University of Arizona      375
11           Auburn University           310
T12         University of South Carolina 308
T12         Wake Forest University 308
14           University of Virginia       278
15           Northwestern University   275
16           Florida State University 188
17           Arizona State University 181
18           Clemson University         175
19           Texas Christian University 128
20           Furman University           120
21           University of Alabama    102
22           Pepperdine University   80
T23         University of Miami         76
T23         University of Washington 76
25           Michigan State University 58
Others Receiving Votes: University of Oklahoma (47); University of Illinois (36);
Oregon State University (5); Purdue University (4); University of Louisville (4); San Jose State University (3); Oklahoma State University (2); Augusta University (1)



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