Duke’s Maguirre to compete in Czech event
DURHAM After helping lead Great Britain & Ireland to a Curtis Cup victory this past weekend, Duke junior Leona Maguire will turn around and compete in the Ladies European Tour Tipsport Golf Masters June 17-19 at the Golf Park Pilsen in Czech Republic.
A native of Cavan, Ireland, Maguire is currently ranked No. 2 in the Women’s World Amateur Rankings and looking to boost her resume in hopes for an invitation in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
Maguire, a two-time first team All-America, is coming off totaling a 72.29 stroke average to go along with two top five, six top 10 and eight top 20 finishes on the season. She registered her fourth collegiate victory at the Tar Heel Invitational with rounds of 69, 72 and 71 for a 213. Maguire concluded the season ranked fourth in the Golfweek individual ledger.
The 2014-15 National Player of the Year registered a 4-1 record over the weekend as GB&I registered an 11 ½ to 8 ½ victory over the United States in the Curtis Cup. It marked her third appearance in the event, which was held in her home country of Ireland. Maguire has been a part of two of the eight victories over the 39 competitions in the history of the Curtis Cup.
N.C. State: Sarah Bae and Cecily Overbey posted top-20 finishes at the 2016 Eastern Women’s Amateur Championship on Thursday, as Bae finished in a tie for fourth place and Overbey tied for 19th of a 61-player field.
N.C. State: After two exceptional senior seasons, both Simon Norenius and Thomas Weigel have been named to the All-ACC Academic Team. The two are first-time honorees for the award. Both Norenius and Weigel capped off their careers, finishing top-10 in school history in both singles and doubles play.
Wake Forest: Romain Bogaerts, Skander Mansouri, Christian Seraphim and Dennis Uspensky were named to the 2016 All-ACC Academic Men's Tennis Team, the league office announced Thursday morning.
Duke: Senior Beatrice Capra, junior Chalena Scholl, sophomore Samantha Harris and freshmen Ellyse Hamlin and Kaitlyn McCarthy, were named to the 2016 All-ACC Academic Team. Capra and Harris each earn all-academic team recognition for the second time, while Scholl, Hamlin and McCarthy are each first-time honorees. All five student-athletes were also named to the All-ACC team earlier in the spring.
North Carolina: Junior Hayley Carter has been recognized as the 2016 ACC Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year and heads up the sport’s All-ACC Academic Team.
Carter is the first player in program history to hold the nation’s No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles simultaneously. She garnered the No. 1 seed in both singles and doubles at the NCAA Championship and advanced to the title match in singles while reaching the semifinals in doubles in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Wake Forest: Junior Kimmy Guerin was named to the 2016 All-ACC Academic Women's Tennis Team.
Guerin, a Second Team All-ACC selection, became the first Demon Deacon since 2011 to compete in NCAA Singles Championships in 2016.
N.C. State: Rising senior Martina Frantova was recognized by the conference office for her success on the court and in the classroom Thursday afternoon, as she was named to the 2016 All-ACC Academic Team.
Frantova is the second player in program history to hold top 50 rankings in both polls at the same time.
Wake Forest: Junior Will Craig was named the National Player of the Year by D1Baseball on Thursday, the organization announced. He has been a two-year All-American, earning first team honors at third base in 2016 and at first base in 2015.
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