Cheyenne Woods wins ACC crown

Updated: April 18, 2011, 10:17 PM ET
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The Woods name has often been found atop Sunday leaderboards but with Tiger Woods taking the week off after his fourth-place Masters performance, it was his niece's turn to carry on the family tradition.

Wake Forest junior Cheyenne Woods won the ACC women's individual title with a 5-under 208 to finish seven shots ahead of her nearest competitor, North Carolina junior Allie White.

"Today, I really felt confident all day and knew I could hit the shots that I wanted to," Woods told theACC.com. "That was important on this course because the greens are so slick that you have to land the ball in the right spots."

Tiger Woods took to Twitter to congratulate his niece saying, "My niece, Cheyenne, just won the ACC golf title by 7 shots! That's awesome, I'm so proud of her."

A Phoenix native, Cheyenne Woods is the daughter of Tiger Woods' half-brother, Earl Woods Jr., and became the Demon Deacons' third consecutive individual champion.

North Carolina won the team competition at the ACC Women's Golf Championships which began Friday and was played at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.

The Tar Heels were followed by Duke, Virginia, Wake Forest and Florida State.