Strong final round leads to fifth place finish

Oct. 11, 2017

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No team shook up the leaderboard more than UC Davis during the final day of action at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, as it jumped three positions thanks to a final round 302 and an overall team score of 918.

The tandem of Christine Danielsson and Samantha Hutchison recorded the lowest individual rounds for the Aggies, finishing at 1-under and 1-over respectively.

For Danielsson, she was one of only two golfers to shoot under par on the 5,980-yard course at the Sahalee Country Club, site of the 1998 PGA Championship and the 2016 KPMG LPGA Championship.

Starting her day on the 10th hole, Danielsson birdied holes 13 and 14 and made the turn with a 1-under score during Wednesday morning’s action. By recording another birdie on the fifth hole, she eventually ended her final round of the tournament shooting even par on the back nine to finish with a 70.

It was her steady play through the day that allowed Danielsson to climb seven spots on the individual leaderboard, where she ultimately finished tied for 11th at 7-over (223) for the event.

As was the case with her teammate, Hutchison recorded birdies on back-to-back holes, which led to a 1-under score through the first nine played. By ending her tournament with a 2 on the par 3 9th hole, Hutchison posted a 1-over for the day, which led to a top 20 finish.

Hutchison ended her week tied for 19th at 11-over (227).

Madison Wood posted a 6-over score on Wednesday to finish tied for 30th overall (231); Rei Nakatani and Yoonhee Kim shot 85 and 80 to finish tied for 47th (242) and tied for 57th (249).

Washington, the tournament’s host, won the event by a slim two strokes since it entered the final 18 holes as the only team with a score under par (-1) and a 10-stroke lead over BYU and Colorado.

With a 4-under result, Brigham Young’s Kendra Dalton remained atop the leaderboard the entire day to capture the Ihlanfeldt’s individual crown.

The final event on UC Davis’ fall schedule will begin on Monday when the Aggies visit Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach to compete in the 22nd Stanford Intercollegiate.

Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational
Hosted by Washington
Sahalee Country Club
Par 72/5,980 yards

Final Team Standings 
1. Washington  289-286-296  871
2. Colorado  290-295-288  873
3. Brigham Young  294-291-297  882
4. San Francisco  296-297-317  915
5. UC Davis  302-314-302  918
6. Portland State  309-303-307  919
7. Rutgers  305-311-303  920
8. Georgetown  302-306-313  921
9. Idaho  308-313-306  927
10. Seattle  305-309-319  933
11. Colorado State  311-317-306  934

Final Individual Standings
Leader plus UC Davis results

1. Kendra Dalton - Brigham Young  70-66-76  212
T11. Christine Danielsson  74-78-71  223
T19.  Samantha Hutchison  76-78-73  227
T30. Madison Wood  77-76-78  231
T47. Rei Nakatani  75-82-85  242
T57.  Yoonhee Kim  83-86-80  249

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