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FAIRFAX, Calif. - By shooting a 7-over 295, three shots better than Monday’s team score, UC Davis climbed one spot on the Meadow Club Women’s Collegiate’s leaderboard and finished in sixth place. With its 593 score through 36 holes — one round on Monday was trimmed due to a frost delay — the Aggies finished one shot behind Illinois, ranked No. 22 in the nation, and just five behind No. 19 Colorado.
Sophomore psychology major Rei Nakatani recorded the lowest individual score for the Aggies; her 2-under 70, thanks to five birdies scattered throughout her afternoon, helped her climb 32 spots from yesterday’s standing and finish tied for 28th at 5-over.
She was one of eight golfers who broke par on Tuesday.
For the event, only one player fared better on par 5s than Nakataki, who shot a cumulative 4-under on these holes. Her seven birdies recorded throughout this two-day event was the highest total among all Aggies.
Nakatani finished two shots shy of sophomore managerial economics major Christine Danielsson, who led the team with an T-18th finish with a 3-over 147.
Only one shot separated Nakatani and junior sociology major Samantha Hutchison, who finished behind her teammate at 6-over for the event with her 150. That same margin separated Hutchison’s T-31 standing with freshman psychology major Hannah Sun’s 151, which tied her for 37th. Sophomore undeclared major Yoonhee Kim’s 154 led to 52nd-place result alongside seven other golfers.
Fifteenth-ranked Washington captured the Women’s Collegiate team title with a 3-under 573 as the Huskies were the only squad to finish with an under-par score. San Francisco, the event’s co-host with San José State, finished second at 7-over, followed by Oregon State at 10-over.
Colorado’s Brittany Fan and San Francisco’s Samantha Gong shared the individual championship with matching 4-under (140) scores.
With finals looming, UC Davis will enjoy a three-week hiatus until it returns to action on March 27 at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic.
Meadow Club Women’s Collegiate
Co-Hosted by San José State and San Francisco
Par 72/6,157 yards
Final Team Standings
1. Washington 283-290 -3/573
2. San Francisco 291-292 +7/583
3. Oregon State 294-292 +10/586
4. Colorado 291-297 +12/588
5. Illinois 295-297 +16/592
6. UC Davis 298-295 +17/593
7. Washington State 300-295 +19/595
8. San José State 302-295 +21/597
9. Brigham Young 297-304 +25/606
10. California 302-304 +30/606
11. Minnesota 308-300 +32/608
T12. Boston College 302-307 +33/609
T12. Cal Poly 304-305 +33/609
T14. Idaho 310-302 +36/612
T14. Michigan 309-303 +36/612
16. Gonzaga 306-318 +48/624
Final Individual Standings
Leaders plus UC Davis results
T1. Brittany Fan, Colorado 67-73 -4/140
T1. Samantha Gong, San Francisco 72-68 -4/140
T18. Christine Danielsson 71-76 +3/14
T28. Rei Nakatani 79-70 +5/149
T31. Samantha Hutchison 76-74 +6/150
T37. Hannah Sun 76-75 +7/151
T52. Yoonhee Kim 75-79 +10/154
ABOUT UC DAVIS WOMEN’S GOLF
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.
ABOUT UC DAVIS
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.
The No. 6-ranked public university in the nation, according to the Wall Street Journal, offers nearly 100 graduate programs and more than 100 academic majors across four colleges and six professional schools, ranking among the world and nation's best in numerous disciplines, including veterinary science, agriculture, and plant and animal programs.
Hutchison, Danielsson finish
first day at 3-under