Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Duke, Baylor win and meet in semi-final

After trailing 4-1 early against seventh-seeded Texas Tech this morning (local time), the second-seeded Duke women’s golf team rallied to win, 4-1, on its way to advancing to the NCAA Championship match-playsemi-finals of match play at Bradenton, Florida.

 Duke will now play Baylor who beat Tennessee 3-1
 Earlier this season the Blue Devils (Duke) defeated the Lady Bears, 3-2, in the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. 

The pairings for the afternoon match will be Duke’s Lisa Maguire v Lauren Whyte from St Andrews, Sandy Choi against Giovana Maymon, Gurbani Singh v Laura Lonardi, Leona Maguire against Dylan Kim and Celine Boutier v Hayley Davis from Dorset. 

In the morning, the Blue Devils trailed in four of the five matches early, but started to mount a comeback as Duke got ready to make the turn. 

Just about the same time, twins Lisa and Leona Maguire finished the morning matches. Leona Maguire scored a 5 and 4 win over Gabby Barker and Lisa Maguire dropped a 3 and 2  decision to Sarah Brown. 

With the match all square at 1-1, Singh registered a 3 and 2 win over Lauren Mason to put the Blue Devils ahead 2-1.   

Boutier was one-down through three holes, but recovered to win by 3 and 2 against Kimmy Hill.

Choi won by 2 and 1.
The other semi-final is between Southern California and Stanford.

Player 1
Lisa Maguire
Sandy Choi
Gurbani Singh
Leona Maguire
Celine Boutier
  Southern California
Karen Chung
Amy Lee
Annie Park
Gabriella Then
Kyung Kim
Player 2
Lauren Whyte
Giovana Maymon
Laura Lonardi
Dylan Kim
Hayley Davis
Quirine Eijkenboom
Mariah Stackhouse
Shannon Aubert
Lauren Kim
Casey Danielson