Duke Shares Lead in Womens National Champ


Top-ranked Duke University carded a 5-over-par 293 to earn a share of the top spot through two rounds of the NCAA Womens Division I Championship at the El Campeon course at Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
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The Lady Devils are tied with Oklahoma State, 14th in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings. The Cowgirls started the day in first place, and remained there following an 11-over-par 299.
The two teams are 16-over-par with two rounds remaining.
Sixth-ranked University of Georgia is in third place at 17-over after recording a Day-Two 7-over-par 295. Auburn University (6-over 294) and UCLA (11-over 299) are tied for fourth place at 18-over-par.
Defending champion Arizona (13-over 301) is tied for 10th place at 27-over-par.
UCLAs Laura Moffat, ranked 70th individually in the nation, shot her second straight 3-under-par 69 to retain possession of first place in the individual race.
At 6-under, Moffat is two shots clear of fourth-ranked Celeste Troche of Auburn, who fired the round of the day, a 4-under-par 68.
Katy Harris (70) of Louisiana State and Lindsey Wright (72) of Pepperdine are tied for third place at 2-under-par.
Arizonas Lorena Ochoa, ranked first in the nation, is in a three-way tie for fifth place at even par. Ochoa shot 71 in the second round. Shes tied with Arizona States Jimin Kang (70) and Oklahoma States Maria Boden (74).
Virada Nirapathpongporn, ranked fifth in the nation, is the low lady for Duke. Shes posted rounds of 72-73 to earn a share of eighth place at 1-over-par.
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