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Davis, California

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Freshmen Athletes of the Quarter: Chelsea Stelzmiller and Austin Graham

Name: Chelsea Stelzmiller

Hometown: Placerville, Calif.

Sport: Women’s golf

Year: Freshman

Major: Exploratory

In her first year at UC Davis, Stelzmiller was named the Big West Player of the Year. She led the Aggies to their first NCAA National Championships appearance, where she placed 75th out of 126 of the best golfers in the country.

For the season, the Union Mine High School graduate averaged 74.6 strokes per round en route to seven top-10 finishesincluding her first-place finish at the Big West Conference Championships on Apr. 21 to 22.

Stelzmiller wasted little time making a splash on the Division I scene. In her debut tournament at the Heather Farr Memorial from Oct. 1 to 2, Stelzmiller came out sizzling, shooting a three-under-par-69 in the tournament’s final round.


Name: Austin Graham

Hometown: San Clemente, Calif.

Sport: Men’s golf

Year: Freshman

Major: Economics

in San Clemente, Austin Graham was dubbed the “next Tiger Woods.” Here
in Davis, the freshman is living up to his reputation.

Graham led the team with 72.7 strokes per round and three top-10
finishes. In his last three tournaments, Graham averaged 70.2 strokes
per round, posting ninth, 11th and sixth-place finishes, respectively.

The San Clemente High School graduate shot his best round Apr. 4 at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, where he shot a 6-under-par-66.

At the Big West Conference Championships, Graham was awarded
second-team All-Big West honors. He fell just short of placing ahead of
Nick Delio (71.9 strokes per round) of Cal State Northridge for
Freshman of the Year.


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