GREENSBORO — Celine Boutier won ACC women’s golf individual title to lead Duke to it’s third straight conference championship Saturday at at Sedgefield Country Club.
Boutier shot a 1-under-par 70 to finish at 3-under for the tournament to edge runner-up and teammate Laetitia Beck, who carded the low round of the tournament with a 68 to finish five shots back at 2-over.
Duke won its 19th ACC title in school history with a 10-over 862 in the 54-hole tournament after a final-round 286. Virginia was 27 shots behind in second after shooting 299. N.C. State, which ented the day in fifth, climbed to third with a 290 to finish 28 shots off the pace. North Carolina was 34 off the lead in fourth and Wake Forest was eighth.
Duke’s Sandy Choi was 2-over to finish in fourth at 6-over. N.C. State’s Brittany Marchand (final round 73), North Carolina’s Katherine Perry (73) and Duke’s Yu Liu (75) finished tied for fifth. Virginia’s Briana Mao (74) was third.
Duke 17, Rutgers 8: Senior attackman Jordan Wolf scored six goals and added two assists to lead the Blue Devils (12-2) on Senior Day against the Scarlet Knights (7-7) at Koskinen Stadium.
ACC tournament: Maryland holds the top seed for the ACC tournament, which gets underway Thursday at Boston College. No. 3 North Carolina plays No. 6 Boston College and No. 4 Duke takes on No. 5 Virginia
The Terrapins will play No. 8 seed Virginia Tech (7-9, 0-7 ACC) and No. 2 seed Syracuse will meet No. 7 Notre Dame.
N.C. State 6, Boston College 1: Seniors Leah Jones and Chelsea Tate hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning and the host Wolfpack (29-13, 13-6 ACC) beat the Eagles (25-19, 9-11) to win its final home game at Dail Stadium.
Emily Weiman (24-10) allowed three hits in the contest, two of which came in the seventh.
The Wolfpack went up 1-0 in the second on an RBI single by junior Sara Lippard. Sophomore Hanna Sommer made made it 2-0 in the following inning with a solo homer.
Renada Davis also had an RBI single for the Wolfpack.
Boston College scored on a sacrifice fly in the seventh.
Shaw: The Bears reclaimed their spot atop the CIAA with a 5-1 win in the conference title match against Chowan at the Virginia State Tennis Complex. The championship is the ninth in ten years for the Bears.
With the win, the Bears improve to 14-5 overall and qualify for the NCAA regional tennis tournament. The Hawks fall to 17-9.
Track and Field
CIAA: St. Augustine’s ran away with its 17th straight men’s title and Johnson C. Smith won its second consecutive women’s crown on the final event at the CIAA outdoor track and field championships at Virginia State in Petersburg, Va.
St. Augustine’s scored 193 points to top Virginia State in the men’s standings. Virginia State placed second with 104 points and Virginia Union was third with 94 points.
J.C. Smith pulled out a victory in the women’s 4x400 meter relay to edge St. Augustine’s 132-131. St. Augustine’s was leading by one point heading into the final event. Virginia State finished third with 112 points.