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Golf, Ras-Anderica Climb Leaderboard at ACC

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          Release: 04/20/2013
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – For the second consecutive day, sophomore Leticia Ras-Anderica registered an eagle, helping the Miami Hurricanes climb to seventh place Saturday at the ACC Women’s Golf Championship.

Miami carded a second-round 304 on Saturday and sits at 50-over 618, leaping ahead of Boston College and Maryland with 18 holes remaining. The Canes are one stroke behind sixth-place North Carolina and four behind fifth-place Wake Forest. Duke continues in first place, owning an 11-stroke lead over second-place NC State.

Virginia’s Brittany Altomare continues to lead the individual action after firing the tournament’s only sub-par score of 1-under 70.

"We're inching closer and closer,” head coach Patti Rizzo said. “Leticia [Ras-Anderica] has been really hitting the ball well. I watched her make eagle off her second shot on the par-4 and that was exciting.

Ras-Anderica continues her hunt for the ACC individual title after turning in a second round 1-over 72 and is tied for third place at 4-over 146 – five strokes off the lead. The Spaniard has totaled three birdies and two eagles through the first 36 holes.

“The eagle on 13 helped,” Ras-Anderica said. “I was able to hole out from the fairway on the par-4. Sticking to the same game plan as yesterday helped me out. Tomorrow I’ll do the same and hope some more putts drop for me this time.”

Sophomore Rika Park turned in a 2-over 73 and is now tied for 12th at 8-over 150. Park registered 14 pars and one birdie in the second round.

"Rika [Park] has been hitting the ball well, too,” Rizzo said. “I mean, overall if we hit eight over on this course, that's a pretty good score."

Freshman Christina Ocampo is tied for 30th after a 6-over 77 in the second round. Ocampo registered 10 consecutive pars from holes 8-16 before succumbing to a bogey on No. 17 and finishing with a par on No. 18. Junior Carina Cuculiza is 39th overall at 23-over 165, while freshman Laura Hendee is tied for 44th at 32-over 174.

The Miami Hurricanes will be paired with Maryland and Boston College for the third and final round, teeing off No. 1 beginning at 8 a.m. ET Sunday. Live scoring will be available at http://theacc.co/WGolfliveresults. Live streaming coverage will again be available starting at 12:30 p.m. ET here: http://theacc.co/WGolfWatchLive.

1. Duke 293-292=585 +17
2. NC State 301-295=596 +28
3. Virginia 300-300=600 +32
4. Florida State 306-303=609 +41
5. Wake Forest 310-304=614 +46
6. North Carolina 308-309=617 +49
7. MIAMI 314-304=618 +50
8. Boston College 311-314=625 +57
9. Maryland 311-321=632 +64
t3. Leticia Ras-Anderica 74-72=146 +4
t12. Rika Park 77-73=150 +8
t30. Christina Ocampo 80-77=157 +15
39. Carina Cuculiza 83-82=165 +23
t44. Laura Hendee 83-91=174 +32
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