Arkansas’ Maria Fassi wins nationwide title
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A little bit inclement climate wasn’t going to rain on Maria Fassi’s championship parade.
The Arkansas senior wrapped up an unbelievable remaining season with the person NCAA Championship on Monday at her Razorback’s dwelling course, taking dwelling the title with a rating of 8-under par.
Fassi, who completed runner-up on the inaugural Augusta Nationwide Ladies’s Beginner in April, shot a 5-under 68 within the remaining spherical on the Blessings Golf Membership to beat Florida junior Sierra Brooks, who briefly took the clubhouse lead at 4-under earlier within the day. Rain delayed the spherical by one hour and 38 minutes in the midst of Fassi’s spherical.
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In her remaining collegiate season earlier than becoming a member of the LPGA Tour, Fassi earned SEC Participant of the 12 months honors after profitable the convention title along with 4 top-five finishes in eight occasions.
Regardless of a colourful scorecard that featured extra birdies than pars (seven to 6), Brooks felt good about her sport regardless that she in the end got here up quick. When it seemed like she was in en path to the nationwide title, two essential double bogeys on Nos. 12 and 14 derailed the Gators’ spherical.
“I believe the change in momentum was after I had the bogey on 10, however the one that basically stings is 14,” Brooks mentioned of her double bogey after a four-putt from the perimeter. “I believed I hit the primary putt effectively nevertheless it was so much slower than I anticipated so I didn’t anticipate the second to be so quick. It’s a type of occasions the place I believed, ‘what is going on?’”
Arizona’s Bianca Pagdanganan completed third at 2-under par.
Play was suspended as a result of darkness at 8:18 p.m. CT. The ultimate spherical of stroke play will proceed Tuesday morning at 6:45 a.m. CT. The quarterfinal spherical of match play is scheduled to start out at 8:00 a.m. CT.