Duke Golfer Sets Scoring Record


DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke golfer Liz Janangelo is getting plenty of attention on campus.

That's what happens when you set an NCAA single-round scoring record.
Janangelo, a junior from West Hartford, Conn., shot a 9-under 62 in the final round of the ACC-SEC Challenge over the weekend, helping the Blue Devils rally from 15 shots behind to beat Auburn.
'It's something you just let happen,' she said Monday. 'If you go out and try to shoot 62 or lower, it probably won't happen. It's just shot-by-shot, and I didn't get ahead of myself.'
Katherine Hull of Pepperdine held the previous mark of 63, set March 4, 2002.
Janangelo hit 17 greens in regulation, tying her career best, and started with consecutive birdies. She came to her final hole, the par-4 second, needing another birdie for the record.
A fairway wood off the tee left Janangelo about 125 yards from the hole, and she hit a pitching wedge to about 3 feet.
'I knew where I stood,' she said. 'I was just kind of saying in my head to just make this putt. If I make or miss it, either way it's a heck of a round.'
When she made it, Janangelo didn't know about the record, and neither did coach Dan Brooks. Her father mentioned it to them, and they asked school spokesman Lindy Brown, who checked with the NCAA. Soon, it was confirmed.
'I don't think there's a trophy out there for it, but it's something people talk about,' Brooks said.
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