Georgia's Zamora wins Honda Award for top female golfer


NEW YORK - Marta Silva Zamora of Georgia won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college golf.

The junior from Santiago de Compostela, Spain, was ranked No. 1 most of the spring and set the Bulldogs’ record for stroke average at 71.5. She led Georgia in par-or-better rounds (22), birdies (109) and finished fourth at the NCAA Championship.

Zamora had six top-5 finishes in 10 tournaments this season.

The other nominees were LSU’s Austin Ernst, USC’s Lizette Salas and Arkansas’Kelli Shean. They were selected by rankings and finish at the NCAA championship.

Zamora becomes eligible for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year honor, which will be awarded on June 27 in New York.