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No. 8 Duke Edges No. 4 South Carolina, 3-2, at Stephens Cup
No. 8 Duke Edges No. 4 South Carolina, 3-2, at Stephens Cup
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No. 8 Duke Edges No. 4 South Carolina, 3-2, at Stephens Cup

Blue Devils picked up pair of close, late victories in the final two matches to prevail

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – No. 4 South Carolina fell 3-2 to No. 8 Duke in a tight third-place match at the Stephens Cup on Wednesday at Seminole Golf Club. It came down to the final two matches of the day.

Senior Justine Fournand and sophomore All-American Louise Rydqvist fell late in hotly contested, back-and-forth matches as the Blue Devils got their final two points to win.

Fellow sophomore All-American Hannah Darling won 2&1 in a match that she never trailed in. Graduate transfer Katherine Muzi was dominate with a 5&3 victory in a match she also never trailed in and was up 5-holes midway through the front nine.

The Gamecocks will be off until the end of the month when the team concludes its fall season looking to defend its title at the Landfall Tradition (Oct. 28-30) in Wilmington, N.C.

2022 Jackson T. Stephens Cup Third-Place Match

Hannah Darling (SC) def. Phoebe Brinker (Duke), 2&1

Erica Shepherd (Duke) def. Mathlide Claisse (SC), 5&4

Katherine Muzi (SC) def. Anne Chen (Duke), 5&3

Andie Smith (Duke) def. Justine Fournand (SC), 2-up

Rylie Heflin (Duke) def. Louise Rydqvist (SC), 1-up

No. 8 Duke def. No. 4 South Carolina, 3-2

2022 Jackson T. Stephens Cup Leaderboard

  1. No.2 Wake Forest – 845 (-19)
  2. No. 1 Stanford – 851 (-13)
  3. No. 10 Duke – 853 (-11)
  4. No. 4 South Carolina – 857 (-7)
  5. No. 21 Southern Cal – 866 (+2)
  6. No. 8 LSU – 868 (+4)
  7. Arkansas – 875 (+11)

*rankings via WGCA Coaches Poll on Sept. 23, 2022

2022 Jackson T. Stephens Cup Gamecock Leaderboard

T3. Hannah Darling – 211 (-5)

T16. Mathilde Claisse – 216 (E)

T22. Justine Fournand – 219 (+3)

T25. Katherine Muzi – 222 (+6)

32. Louise Rydqvist – 228 (+12)

 

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