After firing a final round score of 289, for a three-day total of 858, the UC Davis women’s golf team collected its sixth straight Big West Women’s Golf Championship at the El Macero Country Club. The Aggies’ streak of six straight titles is the second-longest stretch of victories in the Big West after San Jose State, who owns the top spot after winning 10-straight championships from 1987-1996.
The Aggies, who placed four players in the top five of the leaderboard, led the entire tournament and finished with a 29-stroke lead over second place Hawai’i, who tallied 887. UC Riverside and Long Beach State tied for third after carding 906 while Cal Poly posted a 914 point total to finish fifth. The Titans of Cal State Fullerton were three strokes back in sixth and UC Irvine posted a total of 926 for seventh place. Rounding out the eight-team field was CSUN with a score of 939.
UC Davis’ Andrea Wong distanced herself from the rest of the pack in the final round of competition, shooting 69 for a three-round score of 208 to capture individual medalist honors. This marks the second individual title for Wong this season after securing the top spot on the leaderboard at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic last month.
Wong finished five strokes ahead of Hawai’i’s Raquel Ek, who carded 213 to place second. Blue and gold highlighted the rest of the top five as Aggie teammates Paige Lee (216), Betty Chen (217) and Blair Lewis (218) finished third through fifth.
With this year’s victory, UC Davis advances to the NCAA Division I women’s regionals for the sixth straight year. This year’s event is held at four sites this year from May 7-9. This year’s regional sites include Loonie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, N.C.; Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind.; Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas; Entrada at Snow Canyon in St. George, Utah. The six-day NCAA Women’s Golf Championship is scheduled for May 22-27 at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.