GREENSBORO — Led by a total of three golfers that carded even-par rounds, the Duke and Virginia women’s golf teams sit atop the leaderboard after Round 1 of the ACC Women’s Golf Championship at Sedgefield Country Club.
Duke, the two-time defending ACC champion, was led by Celine Boutier’s even-par score of 71. The sophomore had four birdies and four bogeys on the afternoon.
With Virginia and Duke tied for the lead at 291, Miami sits in third at 298. North Carolina is in fourth at 299, while Maryland, Notre Dame and Florida State are tied fifth with a team score of 306. Rounding out the field is Clemson (307), N.C. State (308), Wake Forest (311) and Boston College (335).
Saint Augustine’s: All-CIAA shortstop Daja Whitewent 7-for-8 with five RBIs and six runs scored and Hannah Stutts picked up two pitching wins to help the Falcons take a pair of victories in the first day of the CIAA Softball tournament in Petersburg, Va. The Falcons, seeded second in the Southern Division, defeated Virginia Union 17-5 and Virginia State 7-5.
Saint Augustine’s (17-19 overall) advanced to take on Winston-Salem State on Friday.
Shaw 5, Bowie State 2: The Shaw University women's tennis team downed Bowie State in the opening round of the CIAA tournament on the campus of Virginia State.
Shaw took an early 2-1 lead in doubles. Claudia Silva and Gislaine Farias downed Amber Peters and Antonique Johnson 8-0 at number one doubles while Jessica Medina and Menel Ben-Cheikh swept their opponents 8-0 at No. 2 doubles.
North Carolina 6, Georgia Tech 1: The No. 7 Tar Heels took over sole possession of first place in the ACC after a victory at No. 27 Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
The Tar Heels (23-3, 12-1 ACC) began the day tied atop the league standings with Duke and Virginia, however, the Blue Devils lost at Clemson and Virginia was idle Thursday.
Howard 4, N.C. Central 2: The Eagles were eliminated from the MEAC Championship in the first round after dropping a decision to Howard, the No. 1 seed in the Northern Division in Cayce, S.C.
Winston-Salem State 6, Saint Augustine’s 5 (15): The Falcons fell to the Rams in 15 innings in a CIAA tournament first-round game at the Virginia State University campus in Petersburg, Va.
East Carolina 1, Middle Tennessee State 0: Dylan Brown scored in the fifth for the host Pirates (23-15, 10-6 C-USA) on Ian Townsend’s line-out to right. Jeff Hoffman gave up three hits in eight innings for the win.
Track and field
Duke: It took almost until the end of Thursday’s 10 1/2-hour session, but Day 1 of the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships saw a meet record fall.
Duke All-America distance runner Juliet Bottorff posted a gold medal time of 32:53.72 in the women’s 10,000 meters at North Carolina’s Belk Track at Fetzer Field, breaking the previous mark of 32:58.20 set by Wake Forest’s Michelle Sikes in 2007.