GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior Laetitia Beck carded a final round, 71, to lead the third-ranked Duke women’s golf team to a tied for ninth-place finish, as play concluded Sunday at the Bryan National Collegiate on the par 72 Champions Course at Bryan Park. The Blue Devils concluded the tournament at 30-over, 894, on the 6,386-yard course.
The Blue Devils tied Arkansas for the second best round of the day at two-over, 290, only one shot higher than Wake Forest. With the strong play in Sunday’s final, Duke was able to jump three spots on the team leaderboard, after opening Sunday’s round in 12th place overall.
Virginia took home the team title with a nine-over, 869, while Arkansas, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt and Florida rounded out the top-five. Georgia’s Emilie Burger won the individual title with a five-under, 211, for the tournament, after carding a final round, 69.
Beck finished the tournament in a tie for seventh at three-over, 219, after firing a one-under, 71, in her final round. Beck began her final round on the par-4 tenth with a par, before becoming the third Blue Devil of the day to take advantage of the par-5 11th with a birdie. A product of Caesarea, Israel, Beck registered a bogey on the par-3 14th, before returning to red figures with a birdie on the 382-yard, par-four 16th. After making the turn to play the front nine, Beck recorded a bogey on the first hole, before bouncing back with birdies on No. 2 and 3. The junior closed her round with a bogey on her final hole of the day. She hit 14 greens, 12 fairways and had 31 putts.
Playing in her first tournament of the season, senior Courtney Ellenbogen started her round on the par-three 12th with a par, before recording a bogey on the par-four, 13th. A product of Blacksburg, Va., Ellenbogen returned to even par after a birdie on the par-four 15th and quickly moved to one-under with her second birdie of the day on the par-four No. 17. On the front nine, Ellenbogen remained in red figures until she registered a bogey on the 150-yard, par-three seventh. The senior closed her round with four consecutive pars to card an even-par, 72, in the final round. Ellenbogen finished the tournament in a tie for 47th, with an 11-over, 227. She hit 13 fairways, 11 greens and had 30 putts on the day.
A product of Montrouge, France, Celine Boutier carded a two-over, 74, to finish the tournament in a tie for 40th position. After starting her round on the par-4 10th, Boutier quickly got into red numbers after she recorded her first birdie of the day on No. 11. She strung together four consecutive pars before a bogey moved her back to even-par, where she remained until recording a bogey on each her final two holes of the day to finish at nine-over, 225, for the tournament.
Alejandra Cangrejo started her final round with eight consecutive pars after opening on the par-five 11th. A product of Bogota, Colombia, Cangrejo recorded bogeys on No. 1 and No. 5, before bouncing back with a birdie on the par-five sixth. Cangrejo closed her day with four straight pars to finish with a one-over, 73, on the day. The junior concluded the tournament with a 10-over, 226, and finished in a tie for 44th. Cangrejo totaled 13 greens, nine fairways and had 32 putts.
Senior Stacey Kim opened her round with a birdie on the par-five 11th hole to get into red figures, before suffering three consecutive bogeys on No. 13, 14, and 15. The senior’s struggles continued, as she added a fourth bogey on the par-four 17th. On the front nine, Kim carded seven pars and two bogeys to finish with a five-over, 77. Kim concludes the tournament with a 15-over, 231, to finish 61st overall.
Up next, the Blue Devils will travel to Tempe, Ariz., to compete in the PING ASU Women’s Invitational April 12-14. The tournament will be played at the ASU Karsten Golf Course and will mark the final tournament before Duke participates in the ACC Championship.