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Fall Tournament #3
Windy City Collegiate Classic
Dates: Monday, Oct. 2-Tuesday, Oct. 3
Course Name: Northmoor Country Club
Course Par/Yardage: Par 71/6,200
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DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis will return to action following its week-long break and head to Highland Park, Ill., for its next tournament: the 10th-annual Windy City Classic, hosted by national runner-up Northwestern.
In the East-West Match Play, the Aggies’ previous event, Yoonhee Kim kicked-off the three-day event by shooting 2-under throughout the second half of a 36-hole stroke play outing, one of the five lowest scores recorded throughout that day’s second round, to finish with one of the top 15 individual scores.
As a team, UC Davis’ team score helped it earn a spot in a bracket that also included three Power Five schools: Michigan, Nebraska and Oregon State.
During the first day of match play, the Aggies defeated Nebraska, 3-2, to record their third upset in as many years at this event. The result took place thanks to individual victories recorded by Christine Danielsson, Samantha Hutchison and Rei Nakatani in their respective matchups.
For Nakatani, 27 holes were needed to record the match-winning victory that enabled the team to draw a date with Oregon State the following day.
After a hard-fought battle throughout the team’s final day in Madison, Wisc., it was the Beavers who were able to pull away late and record a 3-2 victory of their own.
This is UC Davis’ first trip to the Windy City Collegiate Classic since the fall of 2015, when it finished 12th in a deep field composed of numerous nationally ranked teams. In that tournament, Paige Lee led the Aggies with a 1-under score of 215, and jumped five spots throughout the third, and final round, to finish tied for 19th, and earn a spot within a group of 24 participants who ended their weekend under par.
Hutchison, who competed as a freshman in the Aggies’ previous visit, ended her experience with the lowest individual round out of the three played — a 2-over 74 — and moved her name up the leaderboard by six spots to finish tied for 70th at 14-over.
Fifteen teams comprise this year’s field, a group of teams that includes eight that are nationally ranked: No. 2 Duke, No. 6 Northwestern, No. 8 Oklahoma State, No. 10 Michigan State, No. 20 Oregon, No. 21 Florida and No. 25 Purdue. Also competing against the Aggies are Arizona, Cal, Iowa State, Ohio State, San Diego State and Tulane.
Of the three nine-hole courses featured at the Northmoor Country Club, this tournament will use the Blue and White loops. This 54-hole tournament — all stroke play — includes the first 36 holes played on on Monday and the final 18 taking place on Tuesday.
UC Davis’ lineup of Madison Wood, Nakatani, Danielsson, Hutchison and Kim are partnered with Oregon and California when action begins for each of these squads Monday morning at 7 a.m. PT/9 a.m. CT.
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