BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Alabama’s Emma Talley won the NCAA women’s individual golf championship Monday to become the fifth player to win the title and the U.S. Women’s Amateur.
Talley holed an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole after a weather delay for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke victory over Arkansas’ Gaby Lopez and Duke’s Leona Maguire.
”It was just an incredible week,” said Talley, a junior from Princeton, Kentucky. ”I had been playing well up to this point, and everything kind of came together and clicked just at the right time. God’s blessed me with so much, and I just took it and ran with it.”
Talley, the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, finished at 3-under 285 at The Concession Golf Club. Lopez shot a 66, and Maguire had a 68.
Southern California took the top spot in the eight-team, match-play field for the team title. Duke was second, followed by Baylor, Stanford, Arizona, Tennessee, Texas Tech and Washington.
Southern California will face Washington in the quarterfinals.