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 . . .
1. Washington: Washington turned in a final-round, 8-under 280 to pull away from top-ranked USC and win the Silverado Showdown March 15 at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif. The seventh-ranked Huskies finished at 3-under 861, 13 shots better than the Trojans.
2. USC: The top-ranked Trojans shot 4-over 292 in the final round of the Silverado showdown to end up at 10-over 874, 13 shots behind winner Washington. Sophia Popov (T-6) and Annie Park (T-9) notched top 10s for USC.
3. Chattanooga: Chattanooga rallied to win its fifth straight Southern Conference Championship March 15 at Moss Creek Golf Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The Mocs trailed Furman by one shot entering the final round, but used a 20-over 308 to finish at 51-over 915, five shots head of the second-place Paladins.
4. Campbell: Campbell made it 21 times in 23 seasons under head coach John Crooks that the team finished first or second in its conference tournament, capturing the Big South Conference title by 30 shots over Coastal Carolina March 15 at the Patriot at Grand Harbor in Ninety Six, S.C. The Camels set the 54-hole conference team scoring record of even-par 864.
5. UC Davis: UC Davis won the Big West Conference title March 15 at San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Country Club. It finished at 19-over 894, 16 shots clear of the field.
1. SooBin Kim, Washington: The junior took medalist honors for Washington at the Silverado Showdown, finishing at 9-under 207. She shot 4-under 68 in the final round to help earn her second career college win and first of the season.
2. Emily McLennan, Chattanooga: The sophomore took medalist honors for Chatanooga at the Southern Conference Championship. She shot 6-over 222 to win by four shots over Furman’s Taylor Totland. The victory is McLennan’s first collegiate win.
3. Louise Latorre, Campbell: The freshman won her first collegiate title, finishing at 3-under 213 and winning the Big South title by a shot over teammate Tahnia Ravnjak. Latorre, who birdied her final two holes, broke the Big South Championship scoring record by a shot.
4. Annie Park, USC: In her first college start since missing the cut at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, Park tied for ninth at the Silverado Showdown, finishing nine shots behind winner SooBin Kim of Washington.
5. Martina Edberg, Cal State-Fullerton: Edberg finished 54 holes of the Big West Championship at 2-under 217 before defeating Clariss Guce of Cal State-Northridge in a one-hole playoff to capture medalist honors.
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BEST OF THE BEST
How the top 5 teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings fared:
- 1. USC: second, Silverado Showdown
- 2. UCLA: DNP
- 3. Duke: DNP
- 4. Stanford: DNP
- 5. Arkansas: DNP
How the top 5 individuals in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings fared:
- 1. Alison Lee, UCLA: DNP
- 2. Annie Park, USC: T-9, Silverado Showdown
- 3. Yu Liu, Duke: DNP
- 4. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama: DNP
- 5. Gaby Lopez, Arkansas: DNP