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Duke's Liu turning pro after freshman campaign

Posted June 4

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— Following a standout freshman campaign with the Duke women’s golf team, rookie Yu Liu has decided to leave the Blue Devils and turn professional. 

Liu, who is out of Beijing, China, finished tied 12th in her professional debut over the weekend in the Beijing Challenge with rounds of 70, 73 and 71 for a 214.

Over head coach Dan Brooks’ 30 years as a head coach at Duke, Liu becomes the first student-athlete to leave following one season with the Blue Devils. Liu featured one of the best freshman seasons in school history during 2013-14 as she carded a 72.36 stroke average, five top five and eight top 10 placements. She posted rounds of 69, 72 and 70 for a 54-hole ledger of two-under, 211, to claim the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in March.

Liu was named the ACC Rookie of the Year and earned WGCA Second Team All-America, while her 72.36 stroke average is the third-lowest by a freshman in Duke history. She opened her collegiate career with eight top 10 finishes over her first eight tournaments, becoming only the third Blue Devil to do so.

Along with the NCAA Championship, Liu helped lead Duke to five team victories, including the ACC Championship. She finished the season ranked No. 11 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.

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