It’s conference championship season in women’s college golf and GolfChannel.com will keep you up to date as each championship finishes, with scores, stats and more for the 27 conferences that award NCAA regional automatic qualifiers.
April 21-23, Chateau Elan (Legends), Braselton, Ga.
Team champion: Kennesaw State (+34)
Individual champion: Medy Thavong, Kennesaw State (+4)
Kennesaw State won its second straight and fourth overall conference title with a wire-to-wire victory, which came by 13 shots over Florida Gulf Coast. The Owls were led by medalist Medy Thavong, who became the program's fourth A-Sun individual champion with a three-shot win over teammate Roanne Tomlinson. Clara Aveling was third as the Owls boasted the top three finishers. "It was comfortable coming into today with a 19-shot lead and we went out and took care of business," KSU coach Rhyll Brinsmead said. "... For our three seniors to leave with two conference championships just speaks to the quality young ladies we have and the foundation they have helped build. For Medy, Roanne and Clara to go 1-2-3 in the conference championship just shows the depth we have and the dominance we have in the ASUN right now."
April 21-23, Sand Creek Station, Newton, Kan.
Team champion: Denver (+40)
Individual champion: Mary Weinstein, Denver (+1)
Denver rolled to its fifth conference title in six years thanks to a record-setting performance by junior Mary Weinstein, who shot a Summit League-record 7-under 65 in the final round to lock up the individual title. Her 1-over 217 total was tied for the conference-championship record first set by former Denver golfer Jessica Carty in 2016.
April 21-23, Mission Inn Resort (Las Colinas), Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Team champion: IUPUI (+54)
Individual champion: Maddie Zack, Oakland (+8)
IUPUI earned its second straight Horizon League title, entering the final round with a three-shot lead and expanding that to a 13-shot victory over Oakland. Marion Debove, Amele Svejda and Kara Blair all notched top 5s for the Jaguars. "I thought when we came down here we had a chance to win it, but I tip my cap to our ladies for going out and posting the scores and making the shots we needed to win it," IUPUI coach Jamie Broce said. "It's a really special accomplishment to win back-to-back league titles."
April 18-21, Greystone GC, Birmingham, Ala.
Team champion: Ole Miss (def. South Carolina, 3-2)
Individual champion: Maria Fassi, Arkansas (-6)
Big Ten Championship
April 19-21, TPC River's Bend, Maineville, Ohio
Team champion: Ohio State (-1)
Individual champions: Melati Putri, Purdue, and Nikolette Schroeder, Ohio State (-6)
Ohio State entered the Big Ten Championship on the NCAA regional bubble, but secured an automatic berth with a three-shot win over Illinois, Indiana and Purdue in a championship that was reduced to 36 holes because of inclement weather. The Buckeyes shot a season-best 281 in the final round to lock up their 18th Big Ten title. Nikolette Schroeder shared medalist honors with Purdue's Melati Putri. Schroeder is Ohio State's 15th Big Ten individual champion. “This would be one of the most unlikely championships,” Ohio State coach Therese Hession said. “I knew in my heart we had it in us but we had to put it all together. It’s ironic how the week worked with Jack [Nicklaus] coming in and talking to the team about how to win before we came out and did this over the weekend. We stuck to the game plan and minimized our mistakes. I’m so proud of this team.”
Big Sky Championship
April 19-21, Boulder Creek GC, Boulder City, Nev.
Team champion: Sacramento State (+3)
Individual champion: Beah Cruz, Northern Colorado (-1)
Big East Championship
April 19-21, Callawassie Island, Okatie, S.C.
Team champion: Xavier (+38)
Individual champion: Mikayla Fitzpatrick, Xavier (E)
Ivy League Championship
April 19-21, The Ridge at Back Brook, Ringoes, N.J.
Team champion: Harvard (+37)
Individual champion: Elizabeth Wang, Harvard (+2)
Patriot League Championship
April 20-21, Independence GC, Midlothian, Va.
Team champion: Boston (+39)
Individual champion: Hanako Kawasaki, Boston (+6)
April 19-21, Purgatory GC, Noblesville, Ind.
Team champion: Kent State (-4)
Individual champion: Karoline Stormo, Kent State (-5)
April 18-20, Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, N.C.
Team champion: Wake Forest (-14)
Individual champion: Emilia Migliaccio, Wake Forest (-11)
Wake Forest won its sixth ACC title and first since 2010 with a wire-to-wire, eight-shot victory. The win was also the Demon Deacons' third straight, a streak that ties a program record first set in 1994. Sophomore Emilia Migliaccio won medalist honors by two shots over teammate Siyun Liu, carding an 11-under 205 that is a championship low in nine tournaments at Sedgefield. Senior Jennifer Kupcho, fresh off her Augusta National Women's Amateur victory, tied for 12th. "We have been playing very well all spring, especially over the last month," Wake coach Kim Lewellen said. "The ACC is the best conference in the country, so we knew it was going to be tough. To have the team perform at the level they did this weekend, it shows how they are great competitors. This is what you practice for all season long, for postseason play and winning championships. I am just so pleased for them that they could see all their hard work pay off with success." Florida State, led by Frida Kinhult's T-5 finish, placed second at 6 under. Duke was third at 4 over.
April 18-20, Oakbrook GC, Lakewood, Wash.
Team champion: New Mexico State (+33)
Individual champion: Dominique Galloway, New Mexico State (+1)
New Mexico State won a playoff with Seattle to secure the WAC's automatic-qualifying bid. The Aggies, who have now won five of the past six WAC Championships, trailed Seattle by a shot entering the final round, but they shot 14 over on the final day, led by Dominque Galloway's 1-over 72 that earned the junior a three-shot individual win. Galloway, who started her college career at Texas, is New Mexico State's fourth conference medalist in the past five seasons.
April 18-20, Walt Disney World Resort (Magnolia), Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Team champion: Albany (+63)
Individual champion: Maria Loza, Hartford (+10)
Albany is going to an NCAA regional for the third time in school history after winning its second straight MAAC title. The Great Danes finished 17 shots clear of Dayton and Quinnipiac. Helga Einarsdottir led Albany with a second-pace finish, two shots back of medalist Maria Loza of Hartford. "I can’t even put into words how proud I am of these players for sticking to our process, achieving the goals we set at the beginning of the season and, most important, prevailing in these very difficult and exhausting windy conditions," Albany coach Colleen Cashman-McSween said.
April 15-17, Palos Verdes (Calif.) GC
Team champion: USC (-1)
Individual champion: Olivia Mehaffey, Arizona State (-4)
Top-ranked USC posted an 11-shot, wire-to-wire victory as it placed four players in the top 7, including sophomore Gabriela Ruffels (solo third). The win marks the Trojans' sixth victory of the season and first Pac-12 title since 2016. "We made tons of pars which is what we wanted. It was just a really good team effort," USC first-year coach Justin Silverstein said. "We had a good game plan entering the week and they followed it. I give them a lot of credit. A lot of times here you can get frustrated and buck your plan and go a different route. But they didn't and stuck to it and executed really well." Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford and Washington rounded out the top 5 while Arizona State junior Olivia Mehaffey defeated Stanford's Albane Valenzuela in a playoff to capture the individual title.
Conference USA Championship
April 15-17, Verandah Club, Fort Myers, Fla.
Team champion: Texas-San Antonio (-10)
Individual champion: Ana Gonzalez, UTSA (-9)
UTSA trailed Old Dominion by a shot entering the final round before firing a school-record, 7-under 281 to win by 12 shots over Charlotte. Old Dominion, which should still receive an at-large regional bid, placed third at 3 over. UTSA was led by individual champion Ana Gonzalez, who won by five shots over Marshall's Kerri Parks. The Roadrunners have now won back-to-back C-USA titles. "This year was different in the sense that we came from behind today," UTSA coach Summer Batiste said. "To end up with a 12-shot victory just shows the fight and determination this group of young ladies has. The sky is the limit for this team."
Big West Championship
April 15-17, Moorpark (Calif.) CC
Team champion: Long Beach State (+22)
Individual champion: Haley Tygret, Long Beach State (-4)
For the second straight season, Long Beach State captured the Big West title and had an individual win medalist honors. This year it was the Beach winning by eight shots over Cal State-Northridge and senior Haley Tygret winning the individual title by five shots for her first college win. "Two years in a row we've had a senior get their first win at the conference championship," Long Beach State coach Joey Cerulle said. "That's a pretty awesome thing to do to break out your first one when it matters most."
Mountain West Championship
April 15-17, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Team champion: San Diego State (+40)
Individual champion: Brigitte Thibault, Fresno State (+1)
After three straight runner-up finishes in the Mountain West Championship, San Diego State won its second conference title – and first since 2015 – with a one-shot victory over Nevada. The 43rd-ranked Aztecs led No. 27 San Jose State by nine shots entering the final round, but both teams struggled on the last day. San Diego State shot 18 over while San Jose State dropped to fourth with a 17-over closing performance. "Today's win was a tough victory against some great competition," San Diego State coach Leslie Spalding said. "We've fought hard in every tournament this season, and it's so thrilling to finish as champions and make SDSU proud. Hopefully, this gives us some momentum when we prepare for regionals." Fresno State's Brigitte Thibault finished in 4 over, but was able to win medalist honors by a shot over San Diego State's Sara Kjellker and San Jose State's Natasha Andrea Oon.
Ohio Valley Championship
April 15-17, RJT at the Shoals, Muscle Shoals, Ala.
Team champion: Murray State (E)
Individual champion: Anna Moore, Murray State (-5)
Murray State won its third straight OVC crown with a 20-shot victory over Eastern Kentucky. The victory marks Murray State's 12th overall OVC title and the Racers' final-round, 4-under 284 set a championship record. Four Murray State golfers finished in the top 7, led by medalist Anna Moore and runner-up Linette Holmslykke. The second-place showing was Holmslykke's sixth such finish this season.
April 15-17, High Meadow Ranch GC, Magnolia, Texas
Team champion: Sam Houston State (+16)
Individual champion: Kenlie Barrett, Sam Houston State (-3)
Sam Houston State punched its first NCAA regional ticket by winning its first Southland title since 2007. The Bearkats, led by the program's first conference medalist Kenlie Barrett, edged Central Arkansas by two shots despite Sam Houston State's counting scorers combining to play the final hole in 3 over. “This is just a special group of girls,” Bearkats coach Brandt Kieschnick said. “When I got here the guys hadn’t won since 1994 and it was 2007 for the women, and that was just way too long. This was our goal, and I’m just so happy for them.”
Sun Belt Championship
April 15-17, LPGA International (Hills), Daytona Beach, Fla.
Team champion: South Alabama (+13)
Individual champion: Ella Ofstedahl, Georgia Southern (-3)
South Alabama won its first Sun Belt title in 22 years with a three-shot victory over Texas State, and now the Jaguars will play in their first NCAA regional. Siti Shaari (second) and Caroline Berge (fifth) notched top-5 finishes for South Alabama. Shaari led after 36 holes, but Georgia Southern's Ella Ofstedahl shot 3-under 69 in the final round to win by a shot. "It's huge," South Alabama coach Matt Luther said. "It's exciting. It's what we work for and we want to get out and keep playing."
Big 12 Championship
April 14-16, GC Oklahoma, Broken Arrow, Okla.
Team champion: Texas (+13)
Individual champion: Agathe Laisne, Texas (+2)
Texas, ranked second in the nation, delivered as the heavy favorite, winning by a Big 12-record 37 shots over runner-up Baylor. The previous record was 27. The Longhorns also set a championship record with four top-5 finishers, led by sophomore Agathe Laisne, who became the third Big 12 medalist in team history. Kaitlyn Papp and Sara Kouskova tied for second and Emilee Hoffman finished solo third. "It was a fantastic week," Texas coach Ryan Murphy said. "I am thrilled for Agathe to win this golf tournament – her first collegiate win. To finish 1-2-3-4 in the individual rankings was pretty sweet. We obviously have a good team and these tough conditions suited us this week. When the wind came, we handled it really well. That's really what separated us." Oklahoma, TCU and Texas Tech round out the top 5.
April 14-16, Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast, Fla.
Team champion: Houston (-13)
Individual champion: Leonie Harm, Houston (-8)
For the third time in four years, Houston won a conference title as the Cougars won by 30 shots over runner-up UCF. Senior Leonie Harm won for the third time this season while also notching her first conference individual title. The Cougars had two other top-10 finishers, Maddy Rayner (T-3) and Maria Jose Martinez (T-6). The Knights, ranked 51st by Golfstat, will likely receive an at-large regional bid.
April 14-16, Moss Creek GC, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Team champion: Furman (+27)
Individual champion: Monica San Juan, Chattanooga (-1)
Furman made it five conference titles in a row with its 14-shot victory over Chattanooga and East Tennessee State. Haylee Harford, fresh off playing in the Augusta National Women's Amateur, tied for second at 3 over, four shots back of individual champion Monica San Juan of Chattanooga. Natalie Srinivasan, who also competed in the ANWA, joined Harford in the top 10, as did Madison Moosa and Sarah-Eve Rheaume. "We are all excited to win our fifth SoCon title in a row," Furman coach Jeff Hull said. "I was really proud of the team for batting back at the end, because the conditions were really, really tough, but they came through like I expected them to. I am especially happy for Haylee and Jacqueline [Bendrick] to end their career with another SoCon title."
Missouri Valley Championship
April 15-16, Sand Creek CC, Chesterton, Ind.
Team champion: Southern Illinois (+41)
Individual champions: Abby Cavaiani, Missouri State (+4)
Southern Illinois jumped out to an early lead and completed the seven-shot, wire-to-wire victory over Northern Iowa. The win marked the Salukis' first MVC title since 2007. "Everybody had a part in this. It's been awesome," SIU first-year coach Danielle Kaufman. "I'm proud of what each and every one of these girls did. They fought for every shot." Missouri State's Abby Cavaiani captured the individual title by defeating Northern Iowa's Sydney Eaton on the second playoff hole.
Big South Championship
April 12-14, The Patriot GC, Ninety-Six, S.C.
Team champion: Campbell (+5)
Individual champion: Samantha Vodry, High Point (-4)
Campbell was its usual self by winning a fourth straight Big South crown. This is the first time since the first Big South Championship in 1989 that a team had won four in a row. Campbell’s eighth Big South title was also its 16th conference win under longtime coach John Crooks. All five Camels finished inside the top 10 individually, led by Stacey White, who was runner-up for a second straight season. “It's been an outstanding year,” Crooks said. “We won our first tournament and built momentum. Every tournament we played, we've finished in the top 4. We've beaten several teams in the top 20 and to win the conference tournament for the fourth year in a row is really just the icing on the cake.”
Colonial Athletic Association Championship
April 12-14, St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.
Team champion: UNC-Wilmington (+54)
Individual champion: Phu Khine, UNCW (+7)
UNCW won its fifth CAA title – but first since 2012 – with a 17-shot, wire-to-wire victory over Delaware. Freshman Phu Khine paced the Seahawks as the individual medalist, starting the final day in a tie for fourth before birdieing her first three holes and shooting even-par 72 to win by a shot.
April 12-14, LPGA International (Jones), Daytona Beach, Fla.
Team champion: Farleigh Dickinson (+54)
Individual champion: Tomita Arejola, Fairleigh Dickinson (+3)
Fairleigh Dickinson won its fourth title in five years with a dominating 23-shot victory over second-place Sacred Heart. The Knights, now eight-time Northeast champs, were led by Arejola, a freshman from the Philippines, who won by 11 shots. “It's difficult to repeat, and it's even a bit tougher when you're expected to win,” said Knights coach Rob Warren, “but they got the job done.”
REGIONAL AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS
- Albany (MAAC)
- Boston (Patriot)
- Campbell (Big South)
- Denver (Summit)
- Fairleigh Dickinson (Northeast)
- Furman (SoCon)
- Harvard (Ivy)
- Houston (American)
- IUPUI (Horizon)
- Kennesaw State (ASUN)
- Kent State (MAC)
- Long Beach State (Big West)
- Murray State (OVC)
- New Mexico State (WAC)
- Ohio State (Big Ten)
- Ole Miss (SEC)
- Sacramento State (Big Sky)
- Sam Houston State (Southland)
- San Diego State (Mountain West)
- South Alabama (Sun Belt)
- Southern Illinois (MVC)
- Texas (Big 12)
- Texas-San Antonio (C-USA)
- UNC-Wilmington (CAA)
- USC (Pac-12)
- Xavier (Big East)
- Wake Forest (ACC)