UCLA led by seven strokes after the third round, but trailed early in the fourth before regaining the lead on the back nine at the Traditions Club. The Bruins finished at 21-over 1,173 for their third national championship. They also won in 1991 and 2004.
Purdue’s Thea Hoffmeister was disqualified after signing for a score lower than she shot. So instead of counting her 75, the Boilermakers had to use Maude-Aimee LeBlanc’s 77. But it didn’t change the outcome of the tournament as Purdue finished at 25 over.
LSU was third at 29 over. The Tigers’ Ernst became the first freshman to win since 1998. She finished at 7-under 281.