Aggies in seventh after Women’s Collegiate’s first day

March 5, 2018

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FAIRFAX, Calif. - Due to a frost delay at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, the opening day of the Meadow Club Women’s Collegiate featured only 18 holes, instead of 36, which was originally planned. And due to similar conditions expected to take place on Tuesday, this tournament will conclude after another 18-hole afternoon.

After finishing Monday’s action with a 10-over 298, UC Davis is primed to make a push up the leaderboard and improve on its current seventh-place standing. Once play resumes, the Aggies will begin the day only three strokes behind fifth-place Illinois, and seven behind Colorado and San Francisco, which are tied for second.

Only seven players from the 16-team field finished under par, and sophomore managerial economics major Christine Danielsson is one of them. She finished tied for sixth with one other player at 1-under after shooting 71 on the par 72, 6,157-yard course.

Of her three birdies that took place throughout the course’s back nine, she was one of the few people throughout the day who succeeded on holes 12 and 14. Of the 88 golfers, she was only one of seven and six respectively to post an under-par score on those holes.

Danielsson’s four birdies was the third-highest total recorded on Monday, which helped her break par for the fourth consecutive round.

Sophomore undeclared majoe Yoonhee Kim recorded a 3-over 75 after her first tour of the Meadow Club, followed by junior sociology major Samantha Hutchison and freshman psychology major Hannah Sun, who finished shot shot behind their teammate and recorded matching 4-over 76s. Sophomore psychology major Rei Nakatani ended her day at 7-over (79).

Meadow Club Women’s Collegiate
Co-Hosted by San José State and San Francisco
Meadow Club
Par 72/6,157 yards

Team Standings - Through 18 holes

1. Washington  283
T2. San Francisco  291
T2. Colorado  291
4. Oregon State  294
5. Illinois  295
6. Brigham Young  297
7. UC Davis  298
8. Washington State 300
T9. San José State  302
T9. California  302
12. Cal Poly  304
13. Gonzaga  306
14. Minnesota  308
15. Michigan  309
16. Idaho  301

Individual Standings
Leader plus UC Davis results

1. Brittany Fan, Colorado  67
T6. Christine Danielsson  71
T34. Yoonhee Kim  75
T43. Samantha Hutchison  76
T43. Hannah Sun  76
T60. Rei Nakatani  79

Since the 2005-06 season, its first as an intercollegiate program at UC Davis, women’s golf quickly gained a reputation as one of the most successful teams in the Big West Conference. In addition to its two National Championship appearances, the Aggies won three league titles and a slew of individual awards. That honor roll includes one All-America, two Big West Player of the Year and another two Big West Freshman of the Year awards.

Providing a small-town community feel while providing a world-class academic experience, UC Davis is home to more than 37,000 students and centrally located between San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and the Napa Valley.

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