UVa and Duke Share Lead Heading into Finals of ACC Golf

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Daytona Beach, FL - The Virginia women’s golf team is tied with top-ranked Duke entering Sunday’s final round of play at the ACC Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. at the LPGA International Legends Course. Both teams have identical scores of 579 after the Cavaliers shot 7-over 295 Saturday while the Blue Devils made up a 10-shot deficit by posting a score of 3-under 285. Florida State is in third place at 589.

The final round begins Sunday at 7:30 a.m. with Duke and Virginia teeing-off beginning at 9:10 a.m. A video recap of the day’s play will be available at ACCSelect.com at 1:30 p.m.

Virginia freshman Calle Nielson continues to lead the field after shooting 2-under 70 for the second straight day. She leads Duke’s Amanda Blumenherst by one stroke. The two players will play together in the final threesome of the event. Blumenherst is the defending ACC individual champion and she carded the lowest score of the tournament (four-under par 68) in the second round.

“I have never led a tournament going into the last day,” said Nielson. “Being a freshman, it is very interesting; I am going to ask my coach (Kim Lewellen) for advice tonight because she has been on the tour. I am really excited about being in the lead. I am hitting the ball well and putting alright not great but alright.”

Virginia’s Jennie Arseneault and Joy Kim are tied for sixth at 145. Arseneault shot 74 in the second round while Kim, who led the tournament after the first round, posted a 76. Lene Krog moved up 10 spots on the leaderboard to 22nd with a 75 to bring her two-day total of 153. Whitney Neuhauser is in 32nd place at 157 including an 83 during the second round.

“We are extremely excited to be in this position,” said Lewellen. “With the history and tradition that Duke has not only in the ACC but nationally for us to be tied with them means that we are playing very well. We have to play well tomorrow and give it all we have in order to beat Duke. I feel like the girls have the heart to have a great day. We will see on the course tomorrow.”

Live scoring of the tournament is online at Golfstat.com

ACC Championship
LPGA International
Daytona Beach, FL
Par-72, 6,315 yards
Second Round Results

Team Results
1. Duke 294-285-579
1. Virginia 284-295-579
3. Florida State 296-293-589
4. Wake Forest 299-297-596
5. North Carolina 304-302-606
6. Maryland 307-306-613
7. NC State 299-315-614
8. Miami 300-315-615
9. Boston College 321-322-643

Individual Leaders
1. Calle Nielson, Virginia 70-70-140
2. Amanda Blumenherst, Duke 73-68-141
3. Jennifer Pandolfi, Duke 71-72-143
3. Caroline Westrup, Florida State 72-71-143
5. Allie Bodemann, Wake Forest 74-70-144
6. Jennie Arseneault, Virginia 71-74-145
6. Joy Kim, Virginia 69-76-145
8. Lauren Cousart, Florida State 75-72-147
8. Sydney Crane, North Carolina 75-72-147
8. Alison Whitaker, Duke 74-71-147

Virginia
1. Calle Nielson 70-70-140
6. Jennie Arseneault 71-74-145
6. Joy Kim 69-76-145
22. Lene Krog 78-75-153
32. Whitney Neuhauser 74-83-157