Anna Temple
Anna  Temple

Position:
Head Coach


05/09/2018

Aggies finish strong at San Francisco Regional

Samantha Hutchison and Christine Danielsson end outstanding individual seasons alongside one another during tournament's final round

05/04/2018

Postseason play begins Monday in San Francisco

Junior Samantha Hutchison and sophomore Christine Danielsson will head to TPC Harding Park, site of the San Francisco Regional

04/25/2018

Danielsson, Hutchison head to San Francisco Regional

Wednesday's announcement marks each student-athlete's inaugural postseason appearance

02/13/2018

Aggies win Battle at the Rock

UC Davis women's golf captures individual and team titles in first spring tournament

09/10/2017

Aggies head to Albuquerque for season opener

UC Davis' first fall event begins on Monday at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational

Anna Temple, a former professional and accomplished amateur golfer who spent the four seasons as an assistant coach at Cal, completed her sixth year as the Aggies' head coach after being named to the position in August 2012. She 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 five.

The Aggies have also made five straight appearances in the NCAA Championships, have been ranked as high as 11th nationally and are regular members in Golfstat's top 25.

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 Finals.

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 - was named 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. The Aggies' finished 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 including the Big West Championship which it rolled to by 16 shots over Cal State Northridge.

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.

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 the University of Wisconsin following her freshman season.

Temple also enjoyed an oustanding amateur career, qualifying four times for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship (2000-02, '04) including advancing to the quarterfinals in her first trip. Another highlight was her third-place showing at the 2004 Canadian Women's Amateur Championship.

Temple's 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.