Duke women increase lead at Tar Heel Invite
Virginia Elena Carta (Duke Athletics photo)
Virginia Elena Carta (Duke Athletics photo)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Oct. 13, 2018) – Duke began to pull away Saturday in the second round of the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invite, firing a steady 2-over 290 that set up an eight-shot cushion entering the final round.

Duke was 17 under in its opening round, but scores rose across the board on Saturday at UNC Finley Golf Course. In fact, only two teams (Arkansas and Wake Forest) posted a round under par on Saturday.

Senior Virginia Elena Carta had the hottest start of the day for Duke and was 3 under through five holes early in the day. She rolled in birdie putts on Nos. 2, 3 and 5. Carta double-bogeyed No. 9, but played her final nine holes at 1 under with birdies on Nos. 10, 13 and 17 to finish with a 70.

Carta posted Duke’s low score and is in second individually. She trails Wake Forest’s Emilia Migliaccio, last year’s ACC Freshman of the Year, by three shots. Migliaccio, who is chasing her second career victory, had rounds of 67-68 to reach 9 under. Carta is 6 under.

Virginia is in second place at 7 under while Arkansas is 4 under and in third. Wake Forest, at even par, is fourth.

Information from Duke Athletics used in this report

Results: Tar Heel Invitational
1NCEmilia MigliaccioCary, NC80067-68-70=205
2TXDylan KimSachse, TX50068-71-70=209
3SloveniaAna BelacSlovenia40068-72-70=210
4NCAnna ReddingConcord, NC40068-71-72=211
T5PhilippinesLois Kaye GoPhilippines40071-69-72=212

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54-hole women's college tournament hosted by the University of North Carolina. Team (best four scores out of five players each round) and individual competitions.

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