Blue Devils join action at the Landfall Tradition

Story Links WILMINGTON, NC — Duke’s women’s golf team wrapped up its fall campaign in the Landfall Tradition on Sunday, with the junior tandem of Phoebe Brinker and Anne Chen amassing even or below par scores on Sunday at the 6,150-yard, par-72 Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, NC

How it happened • Junior Anne Chen played her last 16 holes 2-under-par en route to a 1-under-par, 71, on Sunday. After a par and a bogey over her first two holes, Chen parried five straights. She then hit her pitching wedge from 115 meters to 16 feet and sank her first birdie of the day. Chen made a bogey at No. 2, but then came back on the par-5 fourth and hit a 50-degree grip down from 78 yards into the fairway bunker to birdie five feet. She added a third birdie at number 9 when she hit her 7-iron from 143 meters to six feet. • A day after going birdless for the first time in her collegiate career, junior Phoebe Brinker registered three birdies and finished with a tie at par, 72. She opened the day at number 13 and had three pairs before sinking her first birdie of the day at number 16. Brinker played the next eight holes on par with six pars, one bogey and one birdie. After bogeys at No. 7 and No. 9 brought her back to 1-over, she finished with a birdie on her final hole, the 490-yard, par-5 12th. • After a bogey to open her round, senior Erica Shepherd went on a hot streak collecting birdies at No. 14, No. 1 and No. 2 as she went 2-under for the day. She went through a rough stretch where she bogeyed three-straight to fall back to 1-over for the day. Shepherd finished with a 73 and finished as a teammate in 31st place with a 217. • After consecutive rounds of 75, freshman Andie Smith signed for a 78 on Sunday. • Sophomore Rylie Heflin carded a 5-over, 77, in the final round because she was limited without a birdie. • As a team, Duke finished 13th with rounds of 295, 294 and 293 for an 882. San Jose State won the team title with an 842.

Notes • Anne Chen reached her fifth even or under par of the season and the 22nd of her career. • With her even par round on Sunday, Phoebe Brinker leads Duke by 10 rounds even or under par in the season.

Up Next Duke closes action for the fall and then will participate in the Nexus College Invitational at the Albany Resort in the Bahamas February 13-15, 2023.

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