USC completes team, individual sweep at NCAAs


What had already been a dominant week for USC at the NCAA Women's Division I Golf Championship ended in style Friday, as Annie Park secured the individual title while helping the Trojans to a record-setting team victory.

USC began the day with a comfortable 17-shot lead in the team competition, and after shooting even-par 288 Friday won their third team title all-time, with the ultimate margin of victory climbing to 21 shots. The Trojans were the only team to finish the week under par, and their winning total of 19-under 1,133 broke the NCAA record set by cross-town rivals UCLA in 2004 by a whopping 15 shots.

Duke finished in second place at 2-over 1,154 while Purdue came in third despite finishing the week 40 shots behind the eventual champions. Defending national champion Alabama fell back to seventh place after shooting 28-over 316 in Friday's final round.

On the individual slate, Park began the day with a two-shot lead but cruised to victory, shooting a 1-under 71 to finish the week at 10 under and win by six. Duke's Lindy Duncan finished in second place at 4-under 284, while Paula Reto of Purdue was third, two shots behind Duncan. Alabama's Stephanie Meadow, the top-ranked player entering the week, finished among a four-way tie for sixth at 1-over 289, 11 shots behind Park.