2 from Duke head into final round of Olympic golf
Duke University duo Leona Maguire and Laetitia Beck enter the final round in the top 35 overall of Olympic golf.
Maguire,representing Ireland, featured a solid start to her round with front nine birdies on the second and fifth holes to get to five-under-par for the tournament. That placed the Duke junior in the top 10 overall.
But high winds on the back nine put a halt to the under-par scores as Maguire suffered six bogeys over a span of eight holes to finish with a 74. Maguire has totaled rounds of 74, 65 and 74 for an even-par 213. She heads into the final round tied for 24th.
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Beck, the 2014 Duke alumna started her day with a birdie on the par five first hole, but then suffered a double-bogey on No. 3. With back-to-back birdies on No. 8 and No. 9, Beck made the turn at one-under-par, 34. She rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt on No. 10 to get to two-under-par on the day.
As winds started kicking up late in the round, Beck added bogeys on No. 14 and No. 18 to finish at even par.
Saturday’s final round will be aired live on The Golf Channel.
Duke: Senior Rebecca Quinn won her first career Olympic medal Friday as her Canada Women’s National Team defeated host Brazil, 2-1, in the bronze medal match played at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Wake Forest: The team concluded its three-game tour of the Bahamas with a 104-57 victory over the Real Deal Shockers on Thursday at the Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. The Demon Deacons won all three games. The team conducted a clinic at a school during the final day of their tour. The Deacs spent Friday morning teaching reading and basketball with students at Sandilands Primary School.
Duke: The Blue Devils will host Maine at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and Tennessee State at 7 p.m. Dec. 19. Both games will be televised by ESPN2. The games will be their first meeting with both schools in men’s basketball.
Duke: Six former Blue Devils are among the 44 players selected by U.S. Lacrosse and U.S. men’s senior team head coach John Danowski for an exhibition game Sept. 11. On Friday, two Blue Devils were among the 13 players voted to the All-MLL team by the league’s head coaches. The U.S. game will be part of a grand opening celebration weekend. They will play an intra-squad scrimmage as part of a tripleheader Sept. 11 at the new U.S. Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.
ECU: The Pirates wrapped up fall camp in Greenville after returning to Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice complex for a one-hour practice Friday morning wearing helmets and shorts. The team has one scheduled practice remaining, which will be 2:45-5 p.m. Saturday in Charlotte when the Pirates hold a public workout at Rocky River High School. The full-pad practice is open to all Pirate Club members, fans and the media.
UNC: The team will have no fewer than 13 of its 17 regular season matches broadcast live on video streaming platforms ACC Network Extra or GoHeelsTV during the 2016 season. All 11 home matches will have a live broadcast, beginning with the opening weekend featuring the annual Carolina Nike Classic that pits the Tar Heels against Cal Poly on Friday, and St. Louis on Aug. 28. Both contests are slated for a 7:30 p.m. start from Fetzer Field.
NC State: The Wolfpack makes the first of three trips to Virginia this season. The team closes exhibition play Saturday afternoon at VCU.
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