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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Women’s golf preview

Event: Turtle Bay Collegiate Invitational

Where: Arnold Palmer and George Fazio Course – O’ahu, Haw.

When: Today through Wednesday, all day

Who to watch: Junior Alice Kim received NCAA Division I All-American honorable mention honors last season.

She is continuing that high level of play in 2009.

The Walnut, Calif. native finished 22ndd overall after a final round of 82 at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown last week.

Did you know? After hosting only the men’s tournament the past eight years, the Turtle Bay Collegiate Invitational will have their first-annual women’s golf tournament.

Preview: The Aggies finished fourth out of 18 teams at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown last week, an improvement from last season’s 11th place finish.

Kim held a share of the individual lead after the first day of play but teammates Demi Runas and Kimberly Johnson ultimately overtook Kim, each finishing ahead by a single stroke.

Senior Kimberly Johnson holed three birdies on the back nine of the final day of play to help the Aggies to a fourth-place team finish.

This week, UC Davis may face slightly tougher competition in Hawaii as No. 1 UCLA, No. 8 Southern California and No. 10 California all plan to hit the links.

Despite the Aggies’ success this season, they have had some struggles against top 25 teams going 1-5 in those matchups.

This will be the final tournament for the Aggies in the fall season. Their next tournament will be the Long Beach Invitational in February.

-Aaron Fischman


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