Golf courses for men and women raise nearly $ 5,000 this fall for Birdies for Babies program
DURHAM – Duke’s men’s and women’s golf programs recently wrapped up their fall seasons, with the two teams combining to raise $ 4,801.90 for Duke’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, through the Birdies for Babies program.
Blue Devil fans are encouraged to register now to support Duke Children’s.
In year five of the Birdies for Babies program, which raises money for Duke’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, the Blue Devils brought in a total of $ 73,139.90.
The men’s golf program was paced this fall by sophomore Ian Siebers with a 70.00 stroke average to go along with four top 10 placements, while rookie Luke Sample recorded an average 71.67 shots and three top-20 rankings. As a team, the Blue Devils achieved a record third-place finish of the season in Rod Myers Invited and shot in an impressive 18 under par at Old Town Club Collegiate.
The women’s team was led this fall by the juniors Erica Berger averaging 71.70 strokes, while finishing in the top-4 in three of the four tournaments she has participated in. Hailing from Greenwood, Ind., Shepherd had a perfect, 2-0 record in East Lake Cup match play and concluded the fall as one of 15 golfers on the award’s final watchlist. AUTUMN ANNIKA. As a team, Duke secured a season-best second place finish at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, while also qualifying for the East Lake Cup Championship.
Those looking to support Duke’s partnership with Duke Children can birdie pledges. Pledges will start at $ 0.50 and large increases in donations are welcome. If the Blue Devils register an eagle (counts as two birdies), one albatross (three birdies) and one hole-in-one (four birdies) will count as shown.
Duke Children’s is a 180 bed hospital within Duke University Hospital. The central outpatient clinic – McGovern-Davison Children’s Health Center, is a 66,000 square foot facility adjacent to the hospital, which combines specialist medical and surgical services in one colorful, child-focused location. In addition, there are many Duke Children primary care and specialty care clinics in North Carolina to serve the needs of children statewide.
Duke Children’s is one of the largest children’s health care providers in the Southeast and the only children’s hospital in North Carolina to be ranked in the top 10 specialties by US News & World Report. Learn more about Duke Children’s online at www.dukechildrens.org or at www.facebook.com/dukechildrens.
To donate to the Birdies for Babies program, go here.