The postseason is underway in women’s golf, and after last week’s NCAA Regionals, the NCAA Div. I Women’s Golf Championship field is set for May 19-24 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
With the championship field set, the race for the ANNIKA Award is starting to heat up. A handful of players have made their case throughout the season as front-runners for the ANNIKA Award, which honors the player of the year in women’s college golf, as selected by college golfers, coaches and members of the college golf media.
If you fit one of the listed criteria above, here’s a link to cast your vote: http://haskinsfoundation.org/2023-annika-voting-ballot
The players are listed alphabetically. Players on the ANNIKA Award Watch List were selected by a panel of Golfweek and Golf Channel writers.
Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings: Women’s team | Women’s individual
Bae won the Athens regional on Georgia’s home course, but she has been dominant long before regionals. In 11 starts this year, the fifth-year senior has two wins and eight top-10 finishes. Her other win came at the Illini Invitational. She also boasts a 70.36 adjusted scoring average and is 106th in the Golfweek/Sagarin strength of schedule metric.
Campos, a sophomore, had a stellar spring, though her season ended at regionals. She had two wins in the Anuenue Spring Break Classic and Silverado Showdown. She also finished second in the San Antonio regional and T-7 at the Pac-12 Championships. In total, she had eight top-10 finishes. and a 70.69 adjusted scoring average.
Although Darling didn’t collect a win this spring, she’s a big reason why South Carolina was constantly at the top of leaderboards and made it to the NCAA Championships. The sophomore had six top-10 finishes and played the fourth-toughest schedule, per the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. She also had a 71.09 adjusted scoring average.
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