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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Women’s golf preview

Event: Big West Conference Championships

Where: Tijeras Creek Golf Course – Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

When: Today and Tuesday, all day

Who to watch: For Sydney Roughton, the sand is running out of her hourglass.

UC Davis senior will be competing in what will potentially be the final tournament of her collegiate career. The Davis native is averaging 77.3 strokes per round this season and has averaged 77.1 strokes in her career.

Did you know? Out of the five golfers starting for the Aggies, three are freshmen: Chelsea Stelzmiller, Katie Sisler and Alice Kim. Stelzmiller leads the trio shooting an average 2-over-74 per round.

Preview: The Aggie women’s golf team comes into the Big West Championships today as the top-seeded team in the conference.

After a very successful season that featured top-five finishes in seven out of nine tournaments, UC Davis will look to dethrone three-time defending champion UC Irvine.

Headlining for the second-seeded Anteaters is senior Selaneé Henderson, the 2006 Big West Women’s Golfer of the Year. Henderson has been a member of all three championship teams and currently holds the Anteaters record for tournament victories with six.

The Aggies have shown that they can beat the Anteaters, finishing ahead of them in all four of the tournaments the two teams competed in together this season.

Roughton, Stelzmiller, Sisler, Kim and junior Bryana Gregory will round out the starting lineup for the Aggies in Santa Margarita today.

According to the latest GolfWeek rankings, UC Davis leads the field at No. 49, UC Irvine at No. 67 and Cal Poly at No. 79.

The Tijeras Creek Golf Course measures at 6,149 yards, with 54 holes being played today and an 18-hole final on Tuesday to determine the champion.


Matt Miller


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