UC Davis wraps-up first fall tournament

Sept. 12, 2017

Eight UC Davis athletic teams posted the highest NCAA Graduation Success Rates in their respective conferences, while four programs were honored with Public Recognition Awards by the NCAA after their Academic Progress Rate stood among the top 10 percent of their respective sports.

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ALBUQUERQUE - Led by Christine Danielsson and her even score for Tuesday’s final round, UC Davis ended its stay in Albuquerque  by finishing 17th in a deep and talented   field that competed at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational.

The Aggies will return to action on Sunday at the East-West Match Play, a three-day event hosted by Wisconsin.

Following Danielsson’s birdie on 14, she followed with an eagle, the only one recorded by the Aggies throughout the tournament, to finish the back nine with a 1-under score. In all, the managerial economics major finished tied for 10th with a 1-under 215 for the event. With that result, the sophomore was one of 13 competitors to finish under par.

The trio of Hannah Sun, Rei Nakatani and Madison Wood each ended their inaugural tournament of the season with solid performances on holes 10-18. The first two ended the third round with identical 2-over scores; Woods finished one shot behind her teammates’ back-nine scores by shooting a 3-over. Nakatani, Wood and Sun finished this 54-hole tournament with respective scores of 12-over, 17-over and 23-over.

Yoonhee Kim rounded out the Aggies’ lineup by finishing with an 85 on the 6,317-yard University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course.

As the only team to finish under par, Oklahoma State took home the tournament’s team title by finishing with a total score of 863. Arizona’s Bianca Pagdanganan and Stanford’s Andrea Lee shared individual acclaim by finishing 1-under with matching total scores of 208.

Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational
Hosted by New Mexico
University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course
Par 72, 6,317 yards
Final Results (through 54 holes)

1. Oklahoma State, 291-284-288  863
2. Northwestern, 290-288-287  865
T3. Colorado, 293-284-292  869
T3. Stanford, 297-284-288  869
5. San Diego State, 294-287-295  876
6. Denver, 292-291-295  878
T7. New Mexico, 295-289-295  879
T7. Iowa, 292-290-297  879
T7. Iowa State 296-293290  879
10. Texas 295-292-293  880
T11. Arizona, 292-284-305  881
T11. UNLV, 286-298-297  881
13. Pepperdine, 295-290-302  887
T14. Fresno State 302-296-299  897
T14. Cal 304-286-307  897
16. Washington State 296-295-313  904
17. UC Davis 304-294-315  913
18. Central Arkansas 301-308-311  920

Winner plus UC Davis competitors



1. Bianca Pagdanganan, Arizona  67-67-74  208/-8  and Andrea Lee, Stanford  73-68-67  208/-8
T10. Christine Danielsson  74-69-72  215/-1
T69. Rei Nakatani  75-72-81  228/+12
T83. Madison Wood  77-76-80  233/+17
92. Hannah Sun   78-79-82  239/+23
95. Yoonhee Kim  81-77-85  243/+27