Women's Midweek Report: Arkansas, Stanford win

Emily Tubert was one of three Arkansas players who finished in the top 4 as the Razorbacks won the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.

Emily Tubert was one of three Arkansas players who finished in the top 4 as the Razorbacks won the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.

Women's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Alison LeeUCLA  69.59 
2Annie ParkUSC  69.73 
3Yu LiuDuke  69.81 
4Stephanie MeadowAlabama  70.00 
5Gaby LopezArkansas  70.01 

Women's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Southern California 70.32 
2UCLA 70.60 
3Duke 70.79 
4Stanford 71.49  10 
5Arkansas 71.52 

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

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TEAMS

  1. Arkansas: The Razorbacks, ranked seventh in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, notched the most impressive victory of the week, winning by 14 shots at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic on Feb. 18. Arkansas placed three players in the top 4 and finished atop a field that included No. 8 Alabama, No. 16 Iowa State, No. 19 North Carolina State and No. 21 Northwestern. (Click here to read more about Arkansas' win)
  2. Stanford: The fifth-ranked Cardinal defended their title at the Peg Barnard Invitational, winning by 16 shots on Feb. 16. It was Stanford's eighth victory in the event since 1995. Three players finished T-4 or better, too, for the Cardinal. (Click here to read more about Stanford's victory)
  3. South Carolina: The 14th-ranked Gamecocks finished two shots better than No. 12 Clemson in winning the Florida State Match-Up on Feb. 16. All five players notched top-20 finishes for South Carolina. (Click here to read more about South Carolina's win)
  4. Vanderbilt: The 15th-ranked Commodores notched their first victory since 2007, capturing the Central District Invitational on Feb. 18. Vanderbilt set a new program 54-hole scoring record with a final score of 844, which also broke the tournament scoring record by 13 shots. (Click here to read more about Vanderbilt's victory)
  5. Alabama: The eighth-ranked Crimson Tide did not win this week. Instead, Alabama, which won in its fall finale, tied for sixth at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic and finished a disappointing 26 shots back of winner Arkansas.

INDIVIDUALS

  1. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama: While Alabama tied for sixth at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, Meadow, Golfweek's second-ranked individual, closed with two straight 68s to share medalist honors at 5-under 211. It was Meadow's ninth individual title, which adds to her school-record total.
  2. Simin Feng, Vanderbilt: The freshman notched her first collegiate victory at the Central District Invitational. Feng shot 9-under 207, the lowest total in the event's 14-year history, and earned medalist honors via a scorecard tiebreaker over Michigan State's Allyssa Ferrell.
  3. Matilda Castren, Florida State: The freshman won the Florida State Match-Up by six shots over South Carolina's Sarah Schmelzel. It was Castren's first individual title and the first for the Seminoles since 2012.
  4. Dana Finkelstein, UNLV: Finkelstein recorded her second career victory, winning the Peg Barnard Invitational with a total of 5-under 137. Her final-round 68 matched her career-best single round.
  5. Aurora Kan, Purdue: Kan was the other co-medalist along with Alabama's Stephanie Meadow at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic. The junior birdied her final hole to finish at 5-under 211 and win for the second time this season – she also was victorious at the Butler Fall Invitational last fall.

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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. Washington: DNP
  5. Stanford: won, Peg Barnard Invitational

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

  1. Annie Park, USC: DNP
  2. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama: T-1, Lady Puerto Rico Classic
  3. Alison Lee, UCLA: DNP
  4. Yu Huan Liu, Duke: DNP
  5. Mariah Stackhouse, Stanford: T-4, Peg Barnard Invitational
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