Stanford freshman wins women’s NCAA golf title


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rachel Heck turned the ninth freshman to win the ladies’s NCAA particular person title on Monday with a one-shot victory at Grayhawk Golf Membership.

Heck completed the four-round event at 8 beneath, changing into Stanford’s first particular person champion in program historical past. She additionally joined Annie Park and Marisa Baena as the one ladies to win Division I convention, regional and nationwide particular person titles in the identical season.

Heck started the day with a 5-stroke lead. She made the flip with two birdies and two bogeys. She bogeyed two of the primary three holes to start out the again 9, however made par the remainder of the way in which.

“I dreamed about [winning the title] however realistically, I did not know. There are 140 superb gamers right here and 4 days something can occur,” Heck stated. “I am simply confused proper now, I simply received executed and my coronary heart is thrashing actually quick.”

UCLA sophomore Emma Spitz shot a 4-under 68 and completed second. Stanford sophomore Angelina Ye was third at 6 beneath for the event.

Stanford, defending champion Duke, Oklahoma State, Mississippi, Texas, Auburn, Arizona State and Arizona superior to the eight-team portion of match play beginning on Tuesday.

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