No. 24 UC Davis finished tied for 13th at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational over the weekend. The field of 17 featured six of the top-25 teams in the nation, including tournament winner No. 2 UCLA.
It was the Aggies’ lowest finish of the season and the first time they have finished outside of the top-half of the field.
UC Davis shot 74-over and finished 54 strokes off the lead.
Junior Chelsea Steltzmiller led the Aggies with a score of 13-over and finished tied for 26th. The Placerville, Calif. native also shot the best single-round of any Aggie with a 3-over in her final round.
Junior Alice Kim was the only other UC Davis golfer to finish in the top-50. She ended tied for 47th with a score of 20-over.
UC Davis will take the course again at the Big West Conference Tournament on Apr. 18 in San Luis Obispo.
UC Davis put up a valiant effort at the San Diego Crew Classic. The Aggies’ varsity eight finished fourth in their heat and barely missed a spot in the Jessop-Whittier Cup grand final.
UC Davis finished .07 seconds behind Radcliffe – part of Harvard’s nationally ranked rowing team – for the last spot in the finals.
The Aggies went on to win the varsity eight petite final, beating Villanova by over 15 seconds.
UC Davis’ second varsity eight finished in the No. 2 spot in the Hungness Trophy petite final, losing to Sacramento State by less than one second.
The Aggies’ novice eight also raced, marking the first time UC Davis sent three boats to the San Diego Crew Classic.
The Aggies will compete again Apr. 10 when they host rival Sacramento State. The winning varsity eight will take home the coveted Jean Runyan Cup.
– Trevor Cramer