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Blue Devils, Li Win FSU Match Up Titles

Blue Devils, Li Win FSU Match Up Titles

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The Duke women’s golf team carded the second-lowest 54-hole in school history with a 30-under-par, 834, and freshman Katie Li won her first collegiate tournament with a 12-under, 204, to close the FSU Match Up at the 6,250-yard, par-72 Seminole Legacy Golf Club in Tallahassee, Fla.
The Blue Devils registered rounds of 281, 264 and 289 for a tournament-record, 30-under, 834, to win by 10 strokes over host Florida State.  It marked the second win of the season for Duke and the 30-under, 834, were both tournament records. 
Li, who hails from Basking Ridge, N.J., carded rounds of 66, 66 and 72 for a 12-under-par, 204, to win by three strokes.  The 204 was tied for the third-lowest 54-hole score in Duke history on a par-72 course and became the first Blue Devil freshman to win a tournament since Gina Kim in 2018-19.  Li is the 16th freshman to win an event in Duke history. 
Duke finished the event with four golfers in the top 13 – Li (1st), Emma McMyler (T9), Anne Chen (T9) and Andie Smith (T13). 
How It Happened

  • Katie Li opened her day by going par, bogey and par, but then went for the par-5 fourth green in two, but went over the green.  After chipping to nine feet, she drained her first birdie of the day.  Li parred the next three holes and then dropped two shots over the following three holes.  She was able to once again take advantage of the par five with a birdie on No. 11 and then sank back-to-back 15-footers for birdie on No. 14 and No. 15 to get into the red for the first time on Saturday.  Li parred the 16th and 17th holes, before closing with a bogey to finish with an even-par, 72.  She hit eight fairways, 15 greens and rolled 34 putts in the final round.
  • Both Emma McMyler and Anne Chen closed the tournament in a tie for ninth place with a 4-under-par, 212.
  • McMyler registered an even-par, 72, on Saturday as she closed the final 14 holes with a 1-under-par score with three birdies.She parred the first three holes and then suffered a bogey on No. 4. McMyler, who is from San Antonio, Texas, then hit her 50-degree wedge from 104 yards to four feet for birdie on the 345-yard, par-4 seventh hole to return to even.Over her next 11 holes, she played even-par golf.McMyler added a birdie on the par-5 14th as she hit the green in two and 2-putted followed by…


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