Andersen and Best complete final round of NCAA Women's Golf Championships
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Texas senior women's golfer Devan Andersen and junior Julia Best ended their season Friday with the final round of the 2006 NCAA National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio State Scarlet Course (par 72, 6,203 yards) played host to the championship over the past four days.
A total of 126 student-athletes from 30 NCAA Division I institutions participated in the event. Both Andersen and Best competed as individuals. Best (Bulverde, Texas) finished tied for 83rd with a final round 79 (+7) to go with rounds of 74, 76 and 81 in her first three trips around the Scarlet Course. Best finished with a 22-over par 310 for the championship.
Andersen (Guadalajara, Mexico) moved up four spots after a final round five-over par 77 to tie for 110th. She ended the championship with a 30-over par 318 with rounds of 82, 83, 76 and 77. Andersen was making her third trip to the NCAA Championships in this her final collegiate tournament at Texas.
Duke won its second consecutive NCAA Division I team title and fourth overall after shooting 291 (+3) in the final round of the championships. The Blue Devils finished at 15-over par (297-292-287-291=1,167), 10 shots ahead of runner-up Southern California. Duke started the day with a 13-shot lead over Southern California and was never threatened.
Dewi Schreefel of Southern California was the low medalist. She was tied for second with three others and three shots back of the lead after 54 holes. In winning the NCAA individual title, Schreefel shot a final round three-under par 69 to claim the title at two under (73-74-70-69(6). For complete results from the NCAA Women's Golf Championships go to GolfStat.com.