Twenty-four teams qualified for the NCAA Championship this past weekend after 72 teams battled it out for the eight available spots at each of the three regionals. Alabama, USC and Duke entered their respective regionals as the No. 1 seed and each left with another team title and a spot at the NCAA Championship thanks to the help of ANNIKA Invitational alumni. These top three schools each started three ANNIKA Invitational alumni in their regional lineups and were three out of the 17 schools that qualified for the NCAA Championship that had at least one ANNIKA Invitational alumni in their lineup.
Here is a recap of the top performances by ANNIKA Invitational alumni from the NCAA Regionals:
East Regional – Auburn University GC, Auburn, Alabama
Stephanie Meadow, a two-time participant of the ANNIKA Invitational USA, led Alabama to the East Regional title for their fifth consecutive win and seventh overall title of the season. Stephanie also won the individual title by six strokes with rounds of Read more →
(ORLANDO, Fla.) – The ANNIKA Intercollegiate, a new college golf tournament co-founded by the ANNIKA Foundation and Golfweek, will be held September 27-30, 2014 at Reunion, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort.
The 54-hole, stroke-play event will take place on Reunion’s Watson Course and feature 12 teams from the top Division I women’s programs. Also scheduled for the tournament weekend is a gala reception during which Annika will present the inaugural ANNIKA Award to the nation’s best female player in college golf. Read more →
The recent announcement of the ANNIKA Award comes at a perfect time in the college golf season. As conference championships concluded this past weekend, five more former ANNIKA Invitational players took home individual conference titles. Remember these names, as there is a good chance you may see them come up in the discussion for the inaugural ANNIKA Award to be presented in 2014 to the best female collegiate golfer.
USC freshman Annie Park won the Pac-12 individual title by two strokes over teammate Sophia Popov with rounds of 70-70-69 for a 7-under-par 209 total. Her performance helped lead No. 1 ranked USC to a 24-shot victory and the program’s fourth Conference title. Annie adds her name to a list of outstanding Pac-12 individual champions which also includes Annika, when she won in 1992 en route to leading Arizona to the team title. Read more →