Aggies climb team leaderboard during Invite’s final day

A fog delay before the start of Wednesday's action had zero effect on Hannah Sun's play since she carded the lowest individual round for the Aggies.
Oct. 18, 2017

Excelling on the field and in the classroom, UC Davis student-athletes compete in 23 intercollegiate sports (14 women's and nine men's) and are enrolled in 93 different undergraduate majors offered by the University, finishing with an average GPA of 3.0 during the 2016-17 school year.

Follow UC Davis on Social Media: Twitter  |  Facebook

Final Results

DAVIS, Calif. - Led by freshman Hannah Sun, who shot 1-under throughout the front nine, and ended Wednesday’s final round at the Stanford Intercollegiate, hosted by Condoleezza Rice, at 1-over, Yoonhee Kim’s 1-over start to her day through the first nine holes and a 1-over result posted by Samantha Hutchison throughout her back nine, UC Davis climbed the team leaderboard and posted a team score of 304 for the day. That helped the Aggies finish 11th for the event among a field of teams that included six top 25 programs, and another three ranked within this week’s Golfstat’s top 50 national rankings.

Thanks to a 9-under final round team score, UCLA erased its seven-stroke deficit and upended the host Cardinal at Poppy Hills Golf Course to end its week as tournament champions with a 3-under 849. Stanford finished with an even-score 852; combined with the Bruins, these Pac-12 foes were the only teams to record a team score at or under par.

Stanford’s Andrea Lee and UCLA’s Patty Tavatanakit will share the individual crown after posting matching 6-under 207s. Of the 74 golfers who made the trek to Pebble Beach, only five finished under par with another two posting even scores.

Christine Danielsson led all Aggies by finishing tied for 28th with her 10-over 223. Two strokes separated Hutchison, who finished tied for 39th with a 13-over 226 from her teammate Kim, who tied for 49th at 15-over, two shots ahead of Madison Wood’s 56th-place finish (17-over, 230).

Even though the start of the final round was delayed due to fog, Sun response was a perfect one. Once action began, she recorded birdies in two of her first three holes. She then added another birdie to her collection five holes later to post a 1-under score throughout her first nine played. The par-3 2nd hole the Aggies opened the day’s action on the Hole 10 — is where Sun collected her final birdie, which helped her finish with the team’s lowest individual score on Wednesday.

The second hole was an enjoyable experience for the Aggies throughout the day since Hutchison and Wood also carded 2s during their respective visits.

Even though Kim did not record a birdie on the second hole, she did so on the 12th and 16th to record a 1-over before heading into her back nine.

Since this is the final event on the team’s fall schedule, everyone will now enjoy a break until competition resumes next spring. Visit throughout the upcoming weeks for the unveiling of the Aggies’ 2018 spring schedule.

Stanford Intercollegiate, Hosted by Condoleezza Rice
Hosted by Stanford
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Par 71/6,069 yards

Final Team Standings
1. UCLA  288-286-275  849
2. Stanford  280-287-285  852 
3. Northwestern  296-280-289  865
4. California  295-289-296  880 
5. San José State  293-296-295  884 
6. Washington  291-293-301  885
7. Oklahoma State  300-291-295  886 
8. Pepperdine  297-290-303  890
9. Iowa State  301-290-302  893
10. Oregon 299-293-312  895
11. UC Davis  294-301-304  899 
12. Florida State  298-293-312  903 
13. Stanford (B)  302-296-308  906 
14. Cal Poly 299-306-303  908 
15. Georgia 298-307-314  919

Individual Standings 

Leader plus UC Davis results
T1. Andrea Lee - Stanford  69-71-67  207
T1. Patty Tavatanakit - UCLA  70-70-67  207
T28. Christine Danielsson 72-73-78  223
T39. Samantha Hutchison  74-76-76  226
T50. Yoonhee Kim  71-79-78  228
T56. Madison Wood  77-73-80  230
73. Hannah Sun  80-0-72  152

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.