Duncan, Anderson lead collegians at Open
Admittedly, I was a little disappointed to view the scores the college players posted at the U.S. Women’s Open. Where was the Patrick Cantlay on the women’s side?
A total of 13 players who will play college golf next year were in the field; only two made the cut. And those two placed outside the top 50.
Duke’s Lindy Duncan was the top player, with a 16-over 300 total, with North Dakota State’s Amy Anderson one shot behind Duncan, at 301.
“It was really cool after the first day to see my name on the leaderboard. The whole thing was so cool. The weather was crazy and right now it is hard to digest it all,” said Duncan, who will be a junior this fall at Duke. “It was awesome just to be there at the U.S. Open. The last two rounds I got to play with Natalie Gulbis and Maria Hjorth, who are both really good LPGA players. So I got to see some good pros play. I played one of my practice rounds with I.K. Kim, who was up on the leaderboard most of the time. I really just soaked it up and tried to learn as much as I could from the experience.”
Duncan and Anderson made early headlines with great opening rounds that put them near the lead. Anderson opened with 69, while Duncan posted a 70 in the first round. However, neither player was able to back that up and slipped down the scoreboard throughout the weekend.
So Yeon Ryu defeated Hee Kyung Seo in a playoff. Both players finished the 72-hole championship at 3-under 281.
College Scoreboard at U.S. Women’s Open:
59th. Lindy Duncan, Jr. (Duke) 70-78-76-76--300 +16
63rd. Amy Anderson, So. (North Dakota State) 69-77-81-74--301 +17
MC. Kelly Shon, So. (Princeton) 74-76--150
MC. Stephanie Kono, Sr. (UCLA) 78-74--152
MC. Rachel Rohanna, Jr. (Ohio State) 73-80--153
MC. Erynne Lee, Fr. (UCLA) 80-74--154
MC. Jennifer Kirby, Jr. (Alabama) 77-77--154
MC. Lisa McCloskey, Sr. (USC) 76-80--156
MC. Emily Collins, So. (Oklahoma) 78-78--156
MC. Chelsea Mocio, So. (Texas A&M) 81-78--159
MC. Doris Chen, Fr. (USC) 80-80--160
MC. Margarita Ramos, Sr. (Arizona) 85-79--164