No. 28 Women's Golf Finishes Fifth at ACC

No. 28 Women's Golf Finishes Fifth at ACC

GREENSBORO, N.C. – 61st-ranked freshman golfer Daniela Darquea tied for 13th Saturday to lead the Miami Hurricanes to a fifth-place finish at the 2014 ACC Women’s Golf Championship.

Miami, ranked No. 28 by Golfstat, tied with Notre Dame for fifth at 53-over 905. No. 3 Duke took home its third consecutive ACC title, winning by a 27-stroke margin. Duke’s Celine Boutier and Laetitia Beck finished 1-2 on the individual leadership. Boutier shot a final-round 70 to finish at 3-over 210, five strokes ahead of Beck (2-over 215).

“Scores were high across the board today because it rained all night, no roll on the course,” head coach Patti Rizzo said. “The team did great on the back nine after getting off to a slow start. We’ve very happy to tie for fifth; we’re very close to playing great.

“We beat three teams ranked higher than us,” Rizzo said, “so we should be in a good position to move up in the rankings again heading into postseason.”

For Darquea, she carded her sixth top-15 and seventh top-25 finish of the season after shooting 10-over (76-73-74=223). The Quito, Ecuador, product has finished 30th or better in all nine tournaments this season.

Sophomore Kailey Walsh shot a final-round 78 to finish 18th overall at 13-over 226 – her best finish since a 16th-place showing at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in October.

After carding a final-round 77, junior Rika Park tied for 25th overall at 16-over 229, while freshman Delfina Acosta tied for 39th at 21-over 234. Sophomore Christina Ocampo finished 46th at 25-over 238.

The 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship Selection Show will be held Monday, April 28, at 6 p.m. ET on the Golf Channel. Miami is expected to make its 34th postseason appearance and back-to-back appearances for the first time since 2004-05.

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1. (3) Duke 291-285-296=862 +10
2. (23) Virginia 291-299-299=889 +37
3. (26) NC State 308-292-290=890 +38
4. (21) North Carolina 299-298-299=896 +44
t5, Notre Dame 306-303-296=905 +53
t5. (28) MIAMI 298-301-306=905 +53
7. (25) Florida State 306-299-303=908 +56
8. (17) Wake Forest 311-306-302=919 +57
t9. Maryland 306-305-310=921  +69
t9. (12) Clemson 307-304-310=921 +69
11. Boston College 335-309-315=959 +107
t13. (61) Daniela Darquea 76-73-74=223 +10
18. Kailey Walsh 75-73-78=226 +13
t25. Rika Park 74-78-77=229 +16
t39. Delfina Acosta 73-77-84=234 +21
t46. Christina Ocampo 83-78-77=238 +25