Triangle Sports Roundup: The latest in women’s lacrosse and golf

Duke women’s lacrosse hosts Fall Ball tournament

DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke Blue Devils women’s lacrosse team will host its annual Duke Fall Tournament at the turf and grass practice fields on Frank Bassett Drive on Saturday.

Davidson, Duke, Elon, Florida, High Point, James Madison, Michigan, North Carolina, Old Dominion, Richmond, Vanderbilt and Winthrop will take part in contests beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing through 2 p.m.

The Blue Devils are slated to take on North Carolina at 9 a.m. Richmond at 12 p.m. and James Madison at 2 p.m.

Sunday’s scrimmages will see Duke go up against Michigan at 9 a.m. and Florida at 11 a.m. at the grass practice field.

The Gators and the Wolverines will face off in between the two contests at 10 a.m.

Admission to all of this weekend’s action in Durham is free, and fans planning to attend should be advised that other athletic events on campus will affect parking availability.

Fan parking Saturday and Sunday will be available in the 751 Lot and in the Grounds Lot, while Disability parking will be on Frank Bassett Drive.

Duke WLAX Fall Ball Tournament

Saturday, Oct. 24

Field 1 Field 2 Grass
9 a.m. Vanderbilt vs. Florida High Point vs. Elon Duke vs. UNC
10 a.m. Davidson vs. ODU Richmond vs. High Point JMU vs. Winthrop
11 a.m. Elon vs. ODU JMU vs. Florida Michigan vs. UNC
12 p.m. Elon vs. Vanderbilt Michigan vs. Davidson Duke vs. Richmond
1 p.m. Winthrop vs. ODU High Point vs. Michigan UNC vs. Florida
2 p.m. Richmond vs. Winthrop Vanderbilt vs. Davidson Duke vs. JMU

Sunday, Oct. 25 – Grass Practice Field

9 a.m. Duke vs. Michigan
10 a.m. Florida vs. Michigan
11 a.m. Duke vs. Florida

Former UNC golfer Casey Grice earns LPGA card for 2016

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, handed out ten LPGA Tour cards for the 2016 season following the Symetra Tour Championship at LPGA International on Sunday.

The top 10 finishers on the Symetra Tour’s Volvik Race for the Card money list earned a spot to play full-time on the LPGA Tour through category nine on the LPGA priority list.

On that list was former Tar Heel Casey Grice who finished ninth on the money list with $55,621 in earnings to claim her LPGA card for 2016.

“It’s huge. It’s a dream come true,” Grice said.

“Since I started playing golf the LPGA is what I’ve been shooting for and so to now know I have my card secured for 2016 there’s really no words right now.”’

Throughout the 2015 Symetra Tour season, Grice posted nine top-10 finishes throughout the season including four during the Midwest Swing towards the end of the season.

Her best was a solo second at the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic.

In just her second season, Grice led the Tour in total birdies and total eagles.

Grice earned conditional LPGA Tour status at LPGA Qualifying Tournament in 2014 when she finished T21.

A former Honorable Mention All-American at UNC in 2012, Grice won the 2015 Heather Wilbur Spirit Award, and possesses the 2014 ANNIKA Academy Elite Athlete Award to her credit as well.

According to the Tour’s release, at the current time, Grice will be the only Tar Heel golfer slated to play on the LPGA Tour in 2016.