World amateur No 1 Leona Maguire closed with a two-under-par 70 to win the ACC Championship individual title for the second time in three years, claiming her third win of the season and her seventh career win for Duke University.
The Co. Cavan star was tied for the lead with a round to go after rounds of 68 and 72 but her 70 saw her finish two strokes ahead of Wake Forest’s Jennifer Kupcho on six-under par 2010.
“We’ve got a really strong conference this year, and I knew that to win (the individual medal) was going to take some really strong golf," Leona said.
“The course here was in fabulous condition and the greens were great. You knew that when you hit a good shot that you were going to be rewarded.”
With seven collegiate wins, Leona is third in the history of Duke University and joins Amanda Blumenherst (3), Brittany Lang (2) and Jenny Chuasiriporn (2) as multiple ACC individual medalists from the Blue Devils.
Duke also claimed the ACC Championship with a five-under-par 54-hole total of 859 to win by nine strokes at the Reserve Golf Club in Pawleys Island, South Carolina from Florida State (868). Miami (874), North Carolina (876) and Clemson (877).
Mairead Martin and Annabel Wilson into last eight in Paris
Kanturk's Mairead Martin beat Sweden's Julia Engstrom on the 19th, then despatched her compatriot Frida Kinhult two up in the afternoon to reach the last eight of the French Under-21 Girls' Open Championship at Paris St Cloud.
The Kerry star now faces another Swede in Beatrice Wallin in the quarter-finals of the Esmond Trophy while Lurgan's Annabel Wilson takes on France's Margot Bechaderque in the quarter-finals of the Under-19 Cartier Trophy.
Annabel beat Lois Lau of France 3 and 1 in her first round match.
French Under-21 Girls' Open Championship, Paris St Cloud
Qualifying (English and Irish scores/placing)
139 Sammy Fuller (Eng) 67 72 (12th)
143 Lianna Bailey (Eng) 74 69 (24th)
144 Mairead Martin (Ire) 75 69 (30th)
144 Annabell Buller (Eng) 70 74 (34th)
144 Annabel Wilson (Ire) 66 76 (37th)
146 Lily May Humphreys (Eng) 73 73 (47th)
148 Isobel Wardle (Eng) 72 76 (60th)
148 Emily Pricer (Eng) 72 76 (69th)
149 Sophie Lamb (Eng) 71 78 (78th).
151 Valerie Clancy (Ire) 79 72 (87th)
152 Annabel Bailey (Eng) 76 76 (109th)
156 Niamh McSherry (Ire) 79 77 (117th)
156 Meadbh Doyle (Ire) 79 87 (119th)
Field of 132 competitors.
Lianna Bailey (24th Qfr) bt Emilie Alba (Ita) (9th Qfr) 2 and 1.
Sammy Fuller (12th Qfr) bt Caterina Don (Ita) (21st Qfr) 3 and 2.
Mairead Martin (30th Qft) bt Julia Engstrom (Swe) (3rd Qfr) at 19th
Bailey bt Gioia Caprinelli (Ita) (8th Qfr) 3 and 1.
Sammy Fuller bt Letizia Bagnoli (Ita) 1 hole.
Martin bt Frida Kinhult (Swe) 2 holes.
Amanda Linner (Swe) v Lianna Bailey (Eng)
Sammy Fuller (Eng) v Puk Lyng Thomsen (Den)
Mairead Martin (Ire) v Beatrice Wallin (Swe)
Carolina Caminoli (Ita) v Maja Stark (Swe)
Annabell Fuller (Eng) bt Marta Garcia Llorca (Spn) at 19th
Anni Eisenhut (Ger) bt Lily May Humphreys (Eng) 6 and 5.
Annabel Wilson (Ire) bt Lois Lau (Fra) 3 and 2.
Annabel Fuller (Eng) v Elisa Ettori-Douard (Fra)
Anna Eisenhut (Ger) v Polly Mack (Ger)
Annabel Wilson (Ire) v Margot Bechaderque (Fra)
Elina Saksa (Fin) v Elisabeth Coder (Fra)