Co-medalist Ana Belac of first place Duke
(Duke Athletics Photo)
WILMINGTON, NC (October 29, 2017) - Early Sunday morning it was determined that the Country Club of Landfall Dye Course would be unplayable making The Landfall Tradition 36-hole results the final results.
Thus Duke (-14) won by one shot over Alabama (-13) as the Blue Devils won their second straight tournament and second of the fall season.
Duke was led by co-medalist sophomore Ana Belac who shared the top-spot alongside freshman Beth Lillie of Virginia both of whom finished 9-under.
For each player it was their first career individual title.
“There wasn’t a shot struck on the golf course, however we did come out and get a warm-up in,” said Duke head coach Dan Brooks. “In fact, when they were all heading to the carts for the shotgun start and then they called the coaches meeting right around the time that they were heading to the cart to go out. The host just described the golf course, she had just gone out with the head rules official and described all the casual water and what it looked like and how some of the tees would have to be moved way up and the rain was still coming down, and then the coaches together said, “let’s just not even do it.”
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One day after shooting a tournament record 11-under 277 Duke was 3-under and at 14-under they lead The Landfall Tradition by one shot over Alabama (-13).
On Sunday Duke will be in search of their second win in a row as they close out their four tournament fall slate.
Through two rounds Duke is being lead by co-medalist pace setter Ana Belac who at 9-under is tied with Beth Lillie of Virginia.
Belac has carded rounds of 66-69 during her two rounds at the Country Club of Landfall Dye Course. In the second round Belac started slowly as she was 1-over following the opening nine holes before turning the tide on the second nine with a flawless 4-under 32 on the side.
Thus far Duke has also received top-10 play from Jaravee Boonchant (T5; -4) and Leona Maguire (T9; -2).
Beth Lillie worked her way in to a share of the lead with tallies of 68-67. Lillie's second round 5-under 67 was a bogey-free, five birdie performance.
Lauren Stephenson (Alabama) and Natalie Srinivasan (Furman) are tied for third at 6-under while Ainhoa Olarra (South Carolina), Kristen Gillman (Alabama) and Boonchant are tied for fifth at 4-under.
The top-five of the team standings is rounded by Michigan State (-2) in third, fourth place South Carolina (+1) and Oklahoma State (+4) in fifth.
ABOUT THE The Landfall Tradition
54-hole women's college event hosted by
UNC Wilmington. Team (best four scores out of five
players each round) and individual competitions.
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