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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Women’s Golf Preview

Event: Regional Preview

Host: Sacramento State

Where: Lincoln Hills Golf Club – Lincoln, Calif.

When: Today and Tuesday, all day

Who to watch: At the Oregon Duck Invitational on Mar. 24 and 25, freshman Chelsea Stelzmiller led the way for the Aggies with a fourth-place finish.

The Placerville, Calif. native has placed in the top 10 in five of her last six tournaments and is averaging a team-best 73.6 strokes per round this season.

Did you know? Besides Stelzmiller, UC Davis has another freshman sensation in Katie Sisler who also placed fourth last week in Oregon. According to the Freshman Impact Ranking at Golfstat.com, the Aggie freshman duo rank 15th in nation with their 75.3 combined average.

Preview: The UC Davis women’s golf team wanted to get off to a great start this season.

Five top-5 performances in its first seven tournaments – that will work.

Today the Aggies look to build off of that strong start in a competitive 19-team field that includes four top-50 teams: No. 10 Denver, No. 44 Oregon, No. 45 San Francisco and No. 48 Washington State.

Facing top-flight competition, however, will not be the only benefit from the two-day, 54-hole tournament. From May 8 to 10, the 5,819-yard Lincoln Hills golf course will also serve as host for the NCAA West Regional Tournament.

In their most recent tournament at Oregon, the Aggies finished second with the help of the fourth-place finishes by the freshman pair and a ninth-place performance by junior Bryana Gregory.

Gregory carded a tournament-best 74 in the final round of play after shooting a pair of 76s in the previous two rounds.

Senior Sydney Roughton finished with a total score of 223, good for 23rd place in the tournament.


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