Duke earns second ACC title in a row with 24-stroke win against NC State
GREENSBORO, N.C. –- Duke captured its second consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference women’s golf title, and 18th overall, with a 24-stroke win against NC State at the 2013 championship played at Sedgefield County Club.
The third-ranked Blue Devils turned in the day’s best round of 13-over par 297 on a windy 6,210-yard, par 71 Donald Ross course to claim the team title with a 54-hole total of 30-over 882. NC State posted its best finish ever, finishing second with a team score of 54-over 906.
Virginia placed third for the second time in three years with a 57-over 909 and Florida State was fourth at 67-over 919. Miami and North Carolina tied for fifth with 924 totals, Wake Forest (925) was seventh, followed by Maryland (944), and Boston College (946).
“It never looked easy to me [Sunday],” head coach Dan Brooks said. “The greens firmed up and they were a little bit tough to read. I thought we might be losing ground and we ended up getting a bigger lead. It was great.”
Virginia’s Brittany Altomare (71-70-76) maintained her second-round lead, carding a 4-over 76, and claimed the individual title with a 54-hole total of 4-over 217. In becoming the first Cavalier to capture the ACC individual title, the Shrewsbury, Mass., junior had four birdies and 42 pars en route to edging Duke’s Laetitia Beck (74-74-72) by two strokes.
Three players tied for third place at 8-over 221 – Duke’s Alejandra Cangrejo and Lindy Duncan and Miami’s Leticia Ras-Anderica.