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:
THE BIG 5
Stories you need to know now…
1. UC Davis: The Aggies won their first title of the season Oct. 20 at the Hoosier Fall Invitational. UC Davis outscored Illinois by 16 shots in the final round to break out of a tie and earn the outright title.
2. Missouri: The Tigers won for the first time this season after edging Daytona State by one shot Oct. 22 at the FIU Pat Bradley Invitational. The Tigers posted 9-over 873, which included a tournament-best 2-under 286 in the final round. It allowed Missouri to secure the victory.
3. Daytona State: The community college deserves a nod for finishing runner-up at the Division I-dominant FIU Pat Bradley Invitational. So Young Hwang led the charge with a runner-up finish. Already this season, Daytona State has finished runner-up at the Xavier Invitational and won the Lady Falcon Invitational.
4. Campbell: The Camels won the individual title at their own Fighting Camel Fall Classic on Oct. 22. It’s the sixth consecutive victory for Campbell at its home invitational. The team set a tournament 54-hole record with its 23-over 887, which left the Camels 10 shots ahead of runner-up Dominion.
5. Detroit: Last season was a record one for the Titans. The team won nine times and ended the spring at an NCAA Regional. Detroit defending its title Oct. 22 at the Dayton Invitational, which also was its first victory this season.
1. Betty Chen, UC Davis: Chen earned her first collegiate victory with a two-shot victory at the Hoosier Fall Invitational. Chen had seven birdies over the final 36 holes and finished at 3-under 210.
2. Kaylin Yost, Campbell: The senior shared individual medalist honors with two other players, Elizabeth Haycock of Old Dominion and Mary Alice Murphy of Mercer. Yost’s performance was significant because it was a title defense at Campbell’s home event, and she became the fourth Camel in program history to win the individual title at the event.
3. Anna Appert Lund, Morehead (Ky.) State: The sophomore shot 7-under 209 (69-70-70) to win the Blue Raider Invitational on Oct. 22 by six shots. Appert Lund was one of only two players who finished below par at the event. It was her second career victory.
4. Rachel Thompson, Marshall: Thompson won her first title as a collegiate Oct. 22 at the Dayton Fall Invitational. It also was the first title for a Marshall player in more than a year. Thompson shot 7-over 147 for 36 holes (75-72), which helped lead Marshall to its second top-5 finish this fall.
5. Liz Stephens, Cumberlands: Stephens shot 1-over 145 (74-71) at the Chick-Fil-A Collegiate to win the individual title by five shots and lead the Patriots to the team title. Cumberlands’ 33-over 609 team total led to a 24-shot victory at the event. It’s the second consecutive victory for the team.
BEST OF THE BEST
How the top 5 teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings fared:
1. UCLA: DNP
2. USC: DNP
3. Stanford: DNP
4. Duke: DNP
5. Washington: DNP
How the top 5 individuals in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings fared:
1. Alison Lee, UCLA: DNP
2. Kyung Kim, USC: DNP
3. Julie Yang, Oklahoma State: DNP
4. Ashlan Ramsey, Clemson: DNP
5. Mariah Stackhouse, Stanford: DNP