Troy takes Sun Belt title for 1st time

Troy won its first Sun Belt title Wednesday.

Women's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Alison LeeUCLA  69.96 
2Stephanie MeadowAlabama  70.17 
3Gaby LopezArkansas  70.29 
4Noemi JimenezArizona St  70.31 
5Celine BoutierDuke  70.40 

Women's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Southern California 70.64  13 
2UCLA 70.83  12 
3Duke 70.89  11 
4Stanford 71.74  13 
5Arizona State 71.75  12 

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Troy won its first conference championship in its Division I history, dating back to 1993, at the Steelwood Country Club in Loxley, Ala., Wednesday. The Trojans became Sun Belt champions after finishing six strokes ahead of runner-up Texas State at 32-over 896.

Freshman Fatima Fernandez Cano led the team, winning medalist honors after a one-hole playoff. Troy placed four golfers in the top 10 individually. Cano shot an 8-over 80 during the second round of the tournament, but a 2-under 70 in the opening round and a 71 in the final round helped lead her to the victory.

"Going into today, the goal was to play my best – to be patient and try to do my best," Cano said in a release. "It was a new day. I was trying to be the best I could be … take it shot by shot and hole by hole."

Texas State (38 over), South Alabama (58 over), Arkansas-Little Rock (63 over) and Georgia State (71 over) made up the remainder of the top five.

The win gives Troy a spot in one of three NCAA regional tournament, which will be played May 8-10.

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