UW women fall in East Lake final

Updated: December 5, 2016

Duke beat defending national champion Washington, 3-1-1, in the match play finals to win the championship of the East Lake Cup at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga. Sophomore Wehyung Keh won her match versus the Blue Devils’ Ana Belac by a margin of 2 up, but it was the only head-to-head match that the Huskies would win.

A day after beating No. 1 seed Stanford, 4-1, the Huskies could not find the same magic from Tuesday. Against the third-seeded Blue Devils, the Huskies fell behind and never recovered.

Freshman Ellen Takada dropped her match to defending NCAA Individual Champion, Virginia Elena Carta, to give Duke a quick 1-0 lead. Trailing 1-0, the Huskies started to show some signs of life and tried to rally back into the match.

Freshman Eunwon Park rallied from a 2-hole deficit to square her match up against Lisa Maguire, but on the 18th hole she missed the green and bogeyed while Maguire scored par to win the match 1 up and give Duke the 2-0 lead.

The Blue Devils would clinch the match when Sandy Choi expanded a two-hole lead through 13 holes over sophomore Sarah Rhee with birdies on 14 and 15 to take a 4&3 victory.