No. 26 Women's Golf Slips to Fourth at ACC
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sophomore Kailey Walsh shot a second-round 73 Friday and is tied for 11th overall through 36 holes at the ACC Women’s Golf Championship. The 26th-ranked Miami Hurricanes women’s golf team is fourth overall at 31-over 599.
No. 3 Duke now leads by 14 strokes at 8-over 576. Virginia is second at 22-over 590, followed by North Carolina at 29-over 597. Duke’s Celine Boutier unseated Florida State’s Matilda Castren for the individual lead. Boutier, who is at 2-under 140, shot a second-round 69 to take a three-stroke lead over Castren, who is 1-over.
After shooting a 73, Walsh is tied for 11th at 6-over 148, trailing Boutier by eight strokes.
Freshman Daniela Darquea matched Walsh’s 73 and is tied for 14th overall at 7-over 149. Freshman Delfina Acosta is tied for 17th at 8-over 150 after shooting a second-day 77.
“We had it going early today, but this young team is having a hard time bringing it in,” head coach Patti Rizzo said. “It’s a bit frustrating, but hopefully it will all come together one day.”
Junior Rika Park shot a 78 Friday and is tied for 24th at 10-over 152, while sophomore Christina Ocampo is tied for 48th overall at 19-over 161. Ocampo bettered her first-round score by five strokes, recording a second-round 78.
“Consistency is the key to winning in this game,” Rizzo said. “Our goal for Saturday is to stay consistent and keep the emotions under control.”
Saturday’s final round will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET. Miami – paired with Florida State and NC State – will tee off at 8:30 a.m. off the No. 1 tee. Live scoring will be available at www.golfstatresults.com. Live streaming during Saturday’s final round (12:30-3 p.m.) will be available on the ACC Digital Network and theACC.com.
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