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Siebers Leads Duke in Dorado Beach Collegiate Opening Round

Siebers Leads Duke in Dorado Beach Collegiate Opening Round

DORADO, Puerto Rico – After an opening round 280 (-8), the Duke men’s golf team sits in third place at the Dorado Beach Collegiate. Ian Siebers led the way for the Blue Devils, firing a 66 (-6), and the junior heads into Monday’s round in solo second.


  • Ian Siebers carded his lowest 18-hole score of the season with his 66. The Bellevue, Wash., native started with four birdies through the first eight holes and reached 7-under after a birdie on the 14th hole, before dropping a shot on the 15th, which played as the second-hardest hole of the day. Siebers sits just one shot back of first entering Monday’s round.
  • Freshman Ethan Evans turned in the second under-par Duke round of the day after his 3-under 69. Evans bounced back from an early bogey and used an eagle on the par-5 ninth hole to make the turn at 3-under 33, before playing the back at even-par 36. Evans is tied for 12th after the first 18 holes of play.
  • Daniel Choi played a balanced round on Sunday and turned in an even-par 72. The freshman made three birdies through his first eight holes, including back-to-back birdies on the ninth and 10th holes, to move under-par halfway through his round. A late bogey moved Choi into a tie for 39th for Monday’s second round.
  • Also for Duke, Luke Sample and Kelly Chinn both finished with a 73 (+1). The two sophomores are tied for 49th after Sunday’s opening 18 holes.
  • Both William Love and Jimmy Zheng are competing as individuals in Puerto Rico. Zheng closed strong with six birdies over his last 12 holes and is currently tied for sixth after his 68 (-4). Love also finished in red numbers with a 71 (-1), using a flurry of four birdies in a six-hole stretch halfway through his round to build momentum heading into Monday.
  • In Raleigh, John Peters and Daniel Uranga wrapped up their play at the Raleigh Individual Invitational on Sunday. Peters secured his second finish inside the top-10 with his 146 (+2), ending in a tie for ninth place. Uranga finished in 51st, after his 36-hole score of 166 (+22).


  • As a team Duke finished with the second-most birdies on Sunday, rolling in 24 total in the opening round.
  • The Blue Devils had the first and second-best individual scoring on par-4’s, with Siebers leading the way at -4 and Zheng tied for second-most at -3.
  • Siebers now has three…


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