Friday, July 01, 2016

Leona Maguire, Bronte Law, Charlotte Thomas 

Golfweek All-America teams' selections
DURHAM, North CarolinaGolfweek has released its 2015-16 All-America teams with Duke University stand-outs Virginia Elena Carta and Leona Maguire earning first team accolades. 
Maguire received first team accolades for the second straight season, after totalling a 72.29 stroke average to go along with two top five, six top 10 and eight top 20 finishes on the season.  
Leona registered her fourth collegiate victory at the Tar Heel Invitational with rounds of 69, 72 and 71 for a 213.  Maguire led the Blue Devils with 17 rounds of even or under par and added three rounds in the 60s on the year.  
Maguire, a member of the Slieve Russell Club, Ireland,  concluded the season ranked fourth in the Golfweek individual ledger.
Carta is coming off claiming the NCAA Individual Championship in record fashion with a 16-under-par, 272, on her way to winning by a NCAA-record eight strokes.  Her 16-under-par and 72-hole total of 272 were both NCAA records as well.  
On the year, Carta totalled a 72.41 stroke average, which is the fifth-best in school history by a freshman.  A product of Udine, Italy, Carta registered 13 rounds of even or under par to rank tied seventh on the Duke freshman record charts.  She finished the season ranked ninth in the Golfweek listing.  
Bronte Law, from Bramhall, Cheshire, a third-year student at UCLA and a Curtis Cup hero for GB and I in their victory over the USA at Dun Laoghaire, was awarded "First Team" status.
Curtis Cup team-mate Charlotte Thomas (Washington), ex-Singapore and Surrey, is in the "Second Team."
2016 Division I All-Americans
    Bronte Law, Junior year (UCLA)
    Katelyn Dambaugh, Junior year (South Carolina)
    Lilia Vu, Freshman (UCLA)
    Leona Maguire, Sophomore. (Duke)
    Bailey Tardy, Freshman (Georgia)
    Linnea Strom, Freshman (Arizona State)
    Lauren Kim, Senior (Stanford)
    Cheyenne Knight, Freshman (Alabama)
    Virginia Elena Carta, Freshman (Duke)
    Harang Lee, Junior (Georgia)
    Maria Fassi, Fr. (Arkansas)
    Robynn Ree, Fr. (USC)
    Emma Talley, Sr. (Alabama)
    Monica Vaughn, Jr. (Arizona State)
    Yupaporn Kawinpakorn, Sr. (Kansas)
    Hannah Kim, Soph. (Northwestern)
    Anna Newell, Soph. (Tennessee)
    Tiffany Chan, Jr.  (USC)
    Lauren Coughlin, Sr. (Virginia)
    Charlotte Thomas, Senior (Washington)
    Maria Torres, Jr. (Florida)
    Esther Lee, Jr. (Colorado)
    Mariah Stackhouse, Sr. (Stanford)
    Jillian Hollis, Soph. (Georgia)
    Lakareber Abe, Soph. (Alabama)
    Stephanie Lau, Fr. (Northwestern)
    Karen Chung, Jr. (USC)
    Emma Henrikson, Sr. (San Diego State)
    Laura Lonardi, Sr. (Baylor)
    Daniela Darquea, Jr. (Miami)
    Bethany Wu, Fr. (UCLA)
   Ashley Holder, Jr. (Central Florida)
    Krystal Quihuis, Soph. (Arizona)
    Janie Jackson, Sr. (Alabama)
    Linnea Johansson, Jr. (Oklahoma State)
    Frida Gustafsson Spang, Sr. (East Carolina)
    Jennifer Kupcho, Fr. (Wake Forest)
    Kacie Komoto, Jr. (Northwestern)
    Haley Moore, Fr. (Arizona)
    Gabriella Then, Jr. (USC)
    Sandy Choi, Jr. (Duke)
    Sarah Burnham, Soph. (Michigan State)
    Gabby Barker, Soph. (Texas Tech)
    Ying Luo, Sr. (Washington)
    Emily Penttila, Sr. (Tulane)
    Karolina Vlckova, Jr. (Florida)
    Dewi Weber, Fr. (Miami)
    Maddie Szeryk, Soph. (Texas A and M)
    Sarah Schmelzel, Sr. (South Carolina)
    Marissa Chow, Sr. (Pepperdine)