In 2017 the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Women's Golf Championship was moved from its nine-year stint at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC to The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island.
Duke University emerged on top of the leaderboard with its 20th ACC title - but the first conference crown for the Blue Devils since 2014. This marks their 19th ACC title under veteran coach Dan Brooks and the 16th time that Duke won the team title and had a medalist.
Duke’s 5-under 859 total for 54 holes was the best mark, nine strokes better than Florida State. Miami was third at 874, followed by North Carolina at 876, Clemson at 877 and N.C. State at 888. Wake Forest was last in the 12-team field at 931. The Lady Blue Devils entered the final round leading by nine strokes.
Duke junior Leona Maguire, who is ranked first in both the Golfstat collegiate rankings and Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking, was the individual winner for the second time in three years. Maguire posted a 6-under 210 to edge out Wake Forest’s Jennifer Kupcho (212) and Miami’s Delfina Acosta (213) for the title.
The following week at Musgrove Mill Golf Club near Clinton, South Carolina Duke’s men’s golf team won the Men's Championship to sweep the ACC honors for the Blue Devils as they head into the NCAA Regionals.