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Blue Devils Move into a Tie for First in Hilton Head

Blue Devils Move into a Tie for First in Hilton Head

From Duke coach, Jack Winters
March 4, 2017

HILTON HEAD, South Carolina – Led by a two-under-par performance from senior Sandy Choi, the Duke University women's golf team moved into a tie for first place on day two of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Choi, the senior from Seoul, South Korea, carded five birdies on her way to a season-best round of 69. Today's performance moves Choi into fifth place, individually, with an even-par, 142. She only trails Kristen Gillman of Alabama (139), Cheyenne Knight of Alabama (140), Linnea Strom of Arizona State (140), and Sophia Zeeb of Arizona State (141).

As a team, Duke carded the top performance of the second round at three-over-par, 287. The Blue Devils are now tied with Alabama at five-over-par, 573, for the tournament. Finishing out the top 12 teams are Arizona State (576), South Carolina (580), Baylor (587), Georgia (587), Furman (592), Tennessee (594), North Carolina (596), Vanderbilt (596), Oklahoma State (598) and Arkansas (599).

Leona Maguire, the top ranked collegiate golfer in the nation from Cavan, Ireland, moved into a tie for ninth following the second round. She opened the front nine with six pars, while carding bogies on No. 4 and No. 8 and a birdie on No. 5. She made the turn at one-over-par and dropped to two-over-par on the 14th hole. Maguire registered her second birdie of the day the 15th hole to bring her back to one-over-par. She closed with par on the final three holes for a final score of 72 for the round. Maguire hit 11 fairways, 12 greens and rolled 30 putts. She has a total score of 144, two-over-par, for the tournament.

After carding a 73 in round one, junior Lisa Maguire signed for an 85 on Saturday.

Duke will kick off round two beginning at 10:10 a.m., along with Alabama and Arizona State. Fans can follow the action with live scoring available via

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