For the second straight year and the 18th time in school history, the third-ranked Duke women’s golf team captured the ACC Championship on Sunday as the Blue Devils turned in a 54-hole total of 882 to win by 24 strokes at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro.
Duke posted rounds of 293, 292 and 297 for a 30-over-par ledger, dealing with high winds and very challenging Bermuda greens.
Men’s Golf: Senior Brinson Paolini fired a final round 71 to lead the Blue Devils to a one-over 289 in the Wolfpack Spring Open Sunday at Lonnie Poole Golf Course.
Duke, 10th in the latest Golfstat rankings, finished two shots better than host N.C. State.
Duke entered the day with a three-stroke lead and played steady golf throughout the round to secure the victory with a one-under 575.
N.C. State, playing on its home course, was two shots back with a 577.
No. 1 North Carolina: The women’s team clinched at least a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title Sunday with a 7-0 win over Maryland at the Tennis Center at College Park.
Gina Suarez-Malaguti, Kate Vialle, Tessa Lyons, Lauren McHale, Ashley Dai and Zoe De Bruycker were singles winners for the Tar Heels, who can lock up the regular season crown as well as the No. 1 seed in next week’s ACC Championship with a win over Boston College Monday.
McHale and Laura Slater got the Tar Heels off to a strong start in doubles, taking care of Vroni Van Berlo and Sarah Gealer on court one, 8-4. Lyons and Dai then clinched the point on court three, outlasting Olga Gaistruk and Gabriela Srodowski, 8-5.
Duke: On Senior Day, senior Henrique Cunha won his doubles match and followed it up with one of the top performances of his Blue Devil career in singles, as the No. 10 Duke men’s tennis team completed its regular season with a 7-0 win over No. 38 N.C. State Sunday at Ambler Tennis Stadium.
No. 59 North Carolina: The men’s team (11-12, 4-6 ACC) routed Boston College (5-15, 0-10 ACC) by a score of 7-0 in the team’s regular season finale on Sunday at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
Seniors William Parker and Taylor Meyer both claimed singles victories.
Sophomore righthander Emily Weiman threw her second consecutive shutout over Virginia and N.C. State completed the three-game weekend sweep of the Cavaliers with a 2-0 victory on Sunday.
No. 25 North Carolina: (35-15, 11-6 ACC) split a doubleheader at home against Georgia Tech (22-25, 7-7) Sunday afternoon at Anderson Softball Stadium, winning in game one, 7-1, before losing 8-5.
Track and field
N.C. State: Over the course of the three-day ACC Outdoor Championships, the Wolfpack combined for nine All-ACC performances and one ACC individual champion.
Junior Elizabeth Shuman got the Wolfpack off to a strong start in the women’s high jump with a 5’ 10.50” (1.79m) leap over the horizontal bar en route to a third place finish.