NCAA Women's: Defending champions Duke lead through first round
Leona Maguire
Leona Maguire

BRADENTON, Fla. — The defending champion Duke Blue Devils jumped out to a four-stroke lead at the NCAA Women's National Championship, led by freshman Leona Maguire's opening-round 71.

At one-under par, the star first-year player is tied for sixth place individually, three behind Stanford's Mariah Stackhouse. Duke was also aided by a 73 from junior Celine Boutier.

USC, the 2013 winners, will enter the second round trailing by four shots with junior Annie Park tied for second place with a two-under 70 on Friday.

A trio of teams of teams are lined up from third to fifth place, with Arizona leading that pack at 12-over, and Tennessee and Washignton a stroke back each.

This 72-hole championship will conclude Monday at The Concession Golf Club, followed by match play.

Results: NCAA Division I Women's Championship
1KYEmma TalleyPrinceton, KY150070-73-73-69=285
T2MexicoGaby LopezMexico100070-76-74-66=286
T2IrelandLeona MaguireIreland100071-74-73-68=286
4TXDylan KimSachse, TX70073-76-72-67=288
5ORMonica VaughnReedsport, OR70075-71-71-72=289

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ABOUT THE NCAA Division I Women's Championship

24 teams and 12 individuals not on a qualifying team make up the field for the championship of NCAA Division I women's golf.

After 72 holes of stroke play, the individual champion is crowned, and the low 8 teams advance to match play to determine the team champion.

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