Samantha Hutchison and Christine Danielsson end outstanding individual seasons alongside one another during tournament's final round
Junior Samantha Hutchison and sophomore Christine Danielsson will head to TPC Harding Park, site of the San Francisco Regional
Wednesday's announcement marks each student-athlete's inaugural postseason appearance
UC Davis women's golf captures individual and team titles in first spring tournament
UC Davis' first fall event begins on Monday at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational
Temple has continued the Aggies' success in the Big West, capturing her third consecutive Big West Championship in 2015, which extended UC Davis' overall run of consecutive titles to six. By dominating the league throughout this timespan, conference officials selected her as its coach of the year three straight seasons (2013-15).
The Aggies also made five straight appearances in the NCAA Championships, have been ranked as high as 11th nationally and are regular members in Golfstat's national rankings.
As was the case in Temple's first five years on campus, women's golf's winning tradition continued during the 2017-18 season when Samantha Hutchison captured the program's seventh Big West Player of the Year Award. Three weeks later, Hutchison and Christine Danielsson competed in the NCAA Stanford Regional, which marked UC Davis' 11th straight national postseason appearance.
Since Temple joined the program, UC Davis has become one of the most respected programs in the nation. In addition to leading the Aggies to a Big West Championship in her first season at the helm of the program, the team advanced NCAA Regionals and a berth in the NCAA Championship.
Led by a 1-2-3-4 finish from Demi Runas, Andrea Wong, Beverly Vatananugulkit and Amy Simanton, her Aggies posted a 29-shot win at the Big West tournament. Additionally, those same four players earned All-Big West first-team accolades while her other starter - freshman Betty Chen - collected honorable mention before posting the team's best finishes at both the regional and national championships. For her efforts, Temple was named Big West Co-Coach of the Year.
The 2013-14 season brought similar success with the Aggies finishing in the top three at six tournaments, including the Indiana Hoosier Fall Invitational which they won by 16 shots over a field that included Illinois, Louisville, Ball State, Purdue, Penn State, Boston College and Minnesota.
Chen helped highlight her year by posting a 3-under 210 to win top individual honors while freshman Paige Lee tied for sixth. UC Davis finished either first, second or third in four of their seven fall tournaments that season, one that included another Big West championship thanks to its 16-shot cushion over Cal State Northridge at the league's year-end event.
Vatananugulkit tied for third while Chen (6th), Lee (T-7th) and Blair Lewis (T-9th) rounded out another dominant performance. Chen, Vatananugulkit and Lee were named to the All-Big West first team, Wong was an honorable mention, and Temple earned her second straight Big West Coach of the Year honor.
Only four individuals in Big West history collected Coach of the Year accolades three years in a row, and Temple earned a spot on this exclusive list in 2015 — a season that included an impressive third-place performance at the NCAA South Bend Regional, which punched the Aggies' ticket to the NCAA Championship. It was this event that cemented UC Davis' reputations as one of the most successful — from an academic and athletic standpoint — programs in the nation.
Thanks to Temple's influence, UC Davis women's golf won six Big West championships and boasts an honor roll that ranks among the best in the nation with four All-American scholars, three All-Americans, seven Big West Players of the Year and five Big West Freshmen of the Year throughout its brief history at the Division I level.
Temple, a former all-region player for the Golden Bears during her senior season in 2004, was an assistant coach at her alma mater from 2008-12. She played three years at Cal after transferring from Wisconsin following her freshman season.
She also enjoyed an oustanding amateur career, qualifying four times for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship (2000-02, '04), which included a berth in the quarterfinals in her first trip. Another highlight was her third-place showing at the 2004 Canadian Women's Amateur Championship.
Her professional career spanned the Durmaed Futures Tour in 2005-06 and nearly three dozen tournaments on the European Ladies Tour. She also played briefly on the Ladies African Tour in 2008. She enjoyed a strong showing at the tour's 2008 WPGA Master's, falling in a playoff for top honors.
Temple earned her undergraduate degree from Cal in 2004.
Danielsson, Hutchison head to
San Francisco Regional