GREENSBORO, N.C. – Duke University junior Laetitia Beck carded a second round three-over-par, 75, at the Bryan National Collegiate and the third-ranked Blue Devils enter the final round in 12th overall with a 36-hole total of 604 at the 6,386-yard, par 72 Champions Course at Bryan Park.
Beck, who is from Caesarea, Israel, has posted rounds of 73 and 75 for a total of 148 and is tied for 15th overall. She notched two birdies on the day and was only one-over-par through nine holes but suffered a double-bogey on the 363-yard, par four 10th hole. Beck closed the day at even par over her final eight holes to finish with a 75. She hit 13 greens, nine fairways and had 33 putts on the day.
Virginia’s Brittany Altomare leads the individual action with a four-under-par, 140.
As a team, Duke has turned in rounds of 297 and 307 for a 28-over-par, 604. Virginia continues to lead the tournament with a ledger of 574. Arkansas (583), Vanderbilt (586), Georgia (594), Auburn (595), Wake Forest (596), Florida (596), N.C. State (597), North Carolina (597), South Carolina (597), Michigan State (600) and Duke (604) round out the top 12 teams.
Duke is playing the tournament without the reigning National Player of the Year, Lindy Duncan, as the senior is preparing to play in the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Classic next week.
Freshman Celine Boutier is tied for 24th with rounds of 74 and 77 for a total of 151. The product of France was five-over-par through the first seven holes on Saturday, but played her last 11 holes at even par to finish with a 77.
Playing as an individual, Irene June posted a 77 and is now tied for 82nd overall with a 159. She notched two birdies on the afternoon with both coming on the back nine where she shot a one-over-par, 37. On the day, Jung hit 11 greens, 10 fairways and had 33 putts.
Duke will tee off on Sunday in the final round beginning at 8:30 a.m., with a shotgun start.