Arkansas’ record-setting season came to an end on a rain-soaked Tuesday with a 3-and-2 loss in the first round of match play at the 2019 NCAA Championship at Blessings Golf Club.
Fassi delayed her professional career last year to return to Arkansas' team. That gamble paid off with an NCAA title at Blessings Golf Club on Monday.
Strong finishes by Maria Fassi, Brooke Matthews and Ximena Gonzalez kept Arkansas near the top of the leaderboard Sunday.
Maria Fassi birdied two of her final three holes, while Kaylee Benton finished with a birdie leading Arkansas into a tie for first place after round one of the 2019 NCAA Women’s Championship.
Arkansas freshman Julian Perico tied for sixth with a 54-hole, 3-under-par score of 210 (67-72-71) at the NCAA Austin Regional and will advance to the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships.
Arkansas shot a second-round score of 291 and stands in fifth place with a two-day total of 573 at the NCAA Austin Regional.
The WGCA has announced its watch list for the 2018-19 PING WGCA Division I Player of the Year and 2018-19 Division I Freshman of the Year.
Arkansas got off to a hot start in the opening round of the 2019 NCAA Austin Regional before finishing day one in fourth place with a score of 2-under-par 282 Monday.
A fast start on the front nine holes helped Arkansas women’s golf team advance to the NCAA Championship at Blessings Golf Club next week.
Gusty winds and tough hole locations elevated scores but Arkansas women’s golf team remained above the cutline with one round remaining at the Washington Regional.