Women's Midweek Report: Arkansas, Lopez win

Arkansas' Emily Tubert

Women's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1SooBin KimWashington  68.13 
2Alison LeeUCLA  69.06 
3Leona MaguireDuke  69.52 
4Nanna MadsenS Carolina  69.75 
5Dana FinkelsteinUNLV  69.83 

Women's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Washington 70.58 
2South Carolina 70.87 
3UCLA 71.23 
4Duke 71.35 
5Stanford 71.38 

Welcome to Golfweek’s Women's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest women's college news.

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THE BIG 5

Stories you need to know now . . .

TEAMS

  • 1. Arkansas: The Razorbacks won the LSU Golf Classic March 22 in Baton Rouge, La., shooting 18-over 882 to win by eight shots over Central Florida. It's the third win of the season for the Razorbacks and the third victory in four years at the tournament.
  • 2. Texas Tech: With the Texas Tech men's team winning the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate on March 25, the Red Raiders' women's team earned a victory of their own at the Briar's Creek Invitational in Johns Island, S.C. Texas Tech, ranked 63rd in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, finished the tournament at 24-over 888, four shots ahead of runner-up and 71st-ranked Penn State.
  • 3. Clemson: The 15th-ranked Tigers finished a disappointing fifth at the Briar's Creek Invitational, 11 shots back of Texas Tech. It's just the third time in eight starts this season that Clemson has finished worse than third.
  • 4. Pepperdine: Eighth-ranked Pepperdine leads No. 7 Washington by three shots heading into the final round of the Anuenue Spring Break Classic March 26 in Kapalua, Hawaii.
  • 5. Jacksonville: The Dolphins won the Plantation Inn Collegiate March 23 in Crystal River, Fla., winning by seven shots over Lynn University.

INDIVIDUALS

  • 1. Gabriela Lopez, Arkansas: The sophomore won medalist honors in a playoff at the LSU Golf Classic March 22 in Baton Rouge, La. It was the first victory of the season and second career win for Lopez, who finished at 3-under 213 along with Central Florida's Ashley Holder and LSU's Madelene Sagstrom.
  • 2. Christina Vosters, Penn State: Vosters shot a final-round, 4-under 68 to capture medalist honors at the Briar's Creek Invitational. She finished at 1-under 215. South Florida's Ashley Burke, Maryland's Alexandria Papell and Coastal Carolina's Lena Schaeffner tied for second, two shots back.
  • 3 and 4. Ashlan Ramsey and Sloan Shanahan, Clemson: Ramsey and Shanahan, ranked 24th and 26th, respectively, both finished outside the top 10 at the Briar's Creek Invitational. Ramsey tied for 12th while Shanahan was T-49.
  • 5. Grace Na, Pepperdine: Na is six shots clear of the field entering the final round of the Anuenue Spring Break Classic. She shot 6-under 66 in the second round March 25 to move to 8 under overall.

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BEST OF THE BEST

How the top 5 teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings fared:

  • 1. USC: DNP
  • 2. UCLA: DNP
  • 3. Duke: DNP
  • 4. Stanford: DNP
  • 5. Arkansas: DNP

How the top 5 individuals in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings fared:

  • 1. Annie Park, USC: DNP
  • 2. Yu Liu, Duke: DNP
  • 3. Alison Lee, UCLA: DNP
  • 4. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama: DNP
  • 5. Kyung Kim, USC: DNP
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