No. 26 Golf in Third at ACC Championship

No. 26 Golf in Third at ACC Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 26th-ranked Miami Hurricanes women’s golf team is in third place Thursday after the first round at the ACC Women’s Golf Championship.

Miami shot a first-round 298 (14-over) and is just seven strokes behind the co-leaders Duke and Virginia, who are tied at 7-over 291. North Carolina is fourth at 15-over 299, while Notre Dame, Maryland and Florida State are in a three-way tie for fifth at 22-over 306.

Florida State’s Matilda Castren is the lone ACC golfer under-par through 18 holes. Castren holds a two-stroke lead over the field at 2-under 69. Miami freshman Delfina Acosta is the Hurricanes’ leader in the clubhouse at 2-over 73 and is tied for seventh – four strokes behind the leading Castren.

Junior Rika Park is tied for 12th at 3-over 74, while sophomore Kailey Walsh is tied for 14th at 4-over 75. Freshman Daniela Darquea, who entered the tournament as the Canes’ scoring leader, is 5-over 76, which is good for a 22nd-place tie.

Sophomore Christina Ocampo is tied for 49th at 12-over 83. Ocampo was a last-minute addition to the Hurricanes lineup in place of junior Leticia Ras-Anderica, who fell ill late Tuesday.

 “It’s a bummer not having Leticia in the lineup, but she’s doing fine now,” head coach Patti Rizzo said. “The team played great today considering this course is very difficult and far from what we’re used to.

“It’s a very long course,” Rizzo said. “We have two more days to go. Anything can happen, but I am very happy with today’s results.”

Friday’s second round will begin at 8 a.m. ET. Miami – paired with Virginia and Duke – will tee off at 10:50 a.m. ET.  Live scoring will be available throughout the event at Live streaming during Friday’s second round (2-4 p.m.) and Saturday’s final round (12:30-3 p.m.) will be available on the ACC Digital Network and

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t1. Duke 291 +7
t1. Virginia 291 +7
3. MIAMI 298 +14
4. North Carolina 299 +15
t5. Notre Dame 306 +22
t5. Maryland 306 +22
t5. Florida State 306 +22
8. Clemson 307 +23
9. NC State 308 +24
10. Wake Forest 311 +24
11. Boston College 335 +51
t7. Delfina Acosta 73 +2
t12. Rika Park 74 +3
t14. Kailey Walsh 75 +4
t22. Daniela Darquea 76 +5
t49. Christina Ocampo 83 +12