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Chen fires 69 to close Windy City Collegiate Classic




HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. Duke ladies golf junior Anne Chen made her fifth career round in the 1960s to close out the Windy City Collegiate Classic on Tuesday at the 6,442-yard, par-72 Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Illinois.

Chen, from Sugar Land, Texas, birdied four in the final round and shot a 3-under, 69, en route to a tie for fourth with a 2-over-par, 218, over 54 holes. As a team, the Blue Devils tied for fourth place with rounds of 300, 297 and 294 for an 891. Southern California (867) claimed the team title, while South Carolina (876), Oregon (881), Duke (891) and Arizona State (891) rounded out the top five.

How it happened

Duke opened up action on hole 10 for the second day in a row.
After parrying her first three holes, Anne Chen suffered her only bogey of the day at number 13. She would then play her last 14 holes 4-under-par. Chen got things rolling at number 14 when she hit her 8-iron from 132 yards to seven feet for birdie. Then she hit her 5 iron from 170 yards to 2.80 yards for her second birdie and hit her 60 degree wedge from 60 yards to 9 yards for another birdie. After six pairs, she closed by extending her 7 iron from 132 yards on the 153 yard, par-3 eighth hole to three feet for her fourth birdie.
Over the first nine holes of the final round, junior Phoebe Brinker was 3-over-par, but finished with a solid back nine at even par, 36. She rolled in three birdies on the day at number 15, number 2 and number 4. Brinker finished 31st with a 225.
Senior Erica Shepherd finished the event 2-over, 74, en route to a tie for 35th with a 226. On the final round, she parried the first seven holes before bogeying at number 17 after missing the fairway. Shepherd bogeyed at number 1 to fall back to 2-over, but bounced back at number 6 by holding her approach to three feet and clearing the birdie. She missed the fairway at number 7 and made a bogey, but parried the last two holes.
In the final round, sophomore Rylie Heflin signed for a 76 for being held without a birdie. After starting three-over-par over her first five holes, Heflin played her last 13 holes 1-over-par with 12 pars and one bogey, including a 25-foot putt for par at No. 9. She closed out the week tied off for 35th with a 226.
freshman Andie Smith struggled with five bogeys over her first nine holes early in her final round, but settled on the back nine. She parried the first seven holes from the back before completing a 3-meter birdie at No. 8. Smith closed with a bogey at No. 9 and finished Tuesday with a 77.
Senior Megan Furtney ended the tournament with two birdies en route to a 79 on Tuesday. She finished 75th with a 240 as an individual.
As a team, Duke collected 10 birdies in round one, 11 in round two and 11 in the third round.
Southern California’s Amari Avery claimed individual medalists with a 6-under, 210.


In the last round, Anne Chen hit 16 greens, 13 fairways and had 32 putts on the day.
Chen now has five career rounds in the ’60s and 19 rounds of even or under par over her three-year career. It marked her third career top-five finish and fifth top-10 placing.
In six appearances in the Windy City Collegiate Classic, tie for fourth place is the best for the Blue Devils. The previous best finish was fifth place in 2019, 2017 and 2016.
Erica Shepherd finished with 39 pairs, who finished in second place in the event.
Chen led Duke with nine birdies over the 54 holes.

“I didn’t feel too confident in the first two rounds, but I made some changes after that and that definitely helped me play better on the last round. I was able to hit my approach shots closer to the hole to give me more birdie chances.” Duke junior Anne Chen

“Exmoor Country Club was a challenge. The greens were fast, many were small and quite sloping, and the rough was deep. It was precious if you were short yourself. Congratulations to USC for finishing close to par. I feel like we had tomorrow off for another event in those conditions we would finish well. We learned well, but didn’t learn early enough.” Duke head coach Dan Brooks

Next one

Duke will have a quick turnaround as the Blue Devils will travel to Juno Beach, Florida from October 10-12 to compete in the Jackson T. Stephens Cup, which will be played at Seminole Golf Club.

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#Good week

Duke results
Anne Chen (77-72-69=218, +2, T4)
Phoebe Brinker (72-78-75=225, +9, T31)
Rylie Heflin (74-76-76=226, +10, T34)
Erica Shepherd (77-75=152, +8, T35)
Andie Smith (80-74-77=231, +15, T51)
*Megan Furtney (79-82-79=240 (+24, 75)
Squad (300-297-294=891, +27, T4)

*Played as an individual




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