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Top-10s from Blumenherst, Lewis at Liz Murphey

March 23, 2008

While neither of the top national player-of-the-year candidates could pull out a victory at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic Sunday, Duke's Amanda Blumenherst (four-over 220) was five strokes better than Arkansas' Stacy Lewis (nine-over 225) at the University of Georgia GC in Athens this weekend. Blumenherst made three birdies over her last seven holes on Sunday for a final-round 74; Lewis double bogeyed her first hole and made four other bogeys along with two birdies for a Sunday 76.

Blumenherst's T-3 finish (two shots back of co-medalists Maria Hernandez and Christel Boeljon of Purdue) gives her a 2-1 head-to-head record versus Lewis (T-10) on the season and likely the inside track in their duel to be the NCAA's top player in 2007-08.

The two have one more face-off before the postseason when Duke and Arkansas compete in the Bryan National Collegiate this coming weekend in Brown Summit, N.C.