The postseason is underway in ladies’s golf, and after this week’s NCAA Regionals, the NCAA Women’s Championship subject is about for May 21-26 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
With that championship subject set, the race for the ANNIKA Award is beginning to warmth up. A handful of gamers have shone all through the season as front-runners for the ANNIKA Award, which honors the participant of the 12 months in ladies’s faculty golf, as chosen by faculty golfers, coaches and members of the school golf media.
The gamers are listed alphabetically. Players on the ANNIKA Award Watch List have been chosen by a panel of Golfweek and Golf Channel writers.
Allisen Corpuz, USC
Allisen Corpuz (USC Athletics)
In her fifth 12 months on the USC roster, Corpuz has been a rock for the Trojans. She gained twice in eight tournaments and has been within the lead spot for her workforce in six outings. Corpuz has performed to a 71.54 scoring common this season.
Karen Fredgaard, Houston
Karen Fredgaard, a Houston sophomore, gained the person title on the UCF Challenge on Feb. 2. (Houston Athletics)
Fredgaard is a robust participant who began her spring season with the person win on the UCF Challenge, the place chilly, windy situations made for a difficult week. She was a person qualifier out of the NCAA Women’s Regional in Baton Rouge.
Linn Grant, Arizona State
Linn Grant hits out of the bunker on the primary gap throughout the third spherical of the U.S. Women’s Open at Champions Golf Club. (Photo: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports)
The Arizona State sophomore received on one of many hottest streaks of any participant mid-spring, profitable three full-field occasions in a row. She simply completed T2 on the NCAA Regional in Columbus.
Rachel Heck, Stanford
Anne Walker, Rachel Heck
This Stanford freshman’s spring 2021 resume is as spectacular as anybody’s. As quickly as Heck received within the lineup, she began profitable. She has gained her final 4 begins (most just lately the NCAA Stanford Regional) and has gained 5 of her final seven begins.
Ingrid Lindblad, LSU
Ingrid Lindblad of Sweden performs her shot from the third tee throughout the last spherical of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur at Augusta National Golf Club on April 03, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Lindblad is a robust and regular participant who has gained twice this season however has completed inside the highest 3 six instances.
Ana Pelaez, South Carolina
Ana Pelaez, South Carolina (South Carolina Athletics)
Leading as much as the postseason, the fifth-year senior did not end exterior the highest 10 in a stroke-play begin all spring after not enjoying within the fall. She was South Carolina’s high finisher (T12) on the NCAA Louisville Regional.
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, South Carolina
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard tied for third on the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. (Michael Holahan/Augusta Chronicle)
Roussin-Bouchard grew to become identified for her firepower on the course because the season progressed. The Frenchwoman gained 4 instances complete, together with the SEC particular person title. In these victories she was 14 beneath, 13 beneath, 15 beneath and 17 beneath.
Emma Spitz, UCLA
Emma Spitz, UCLA (UCLA Athletics)
Spitz is coming off the person title on the NCAA Louisville Regional, the place she went 8 beneath to win by 5 pictures. The remainder of her spring season has been fairly constant. She has 5 top-4 finishes and has solely completed exterior the highest 10 as soon as this 12 months.
Maja Stark, Oklahoma State
Maja Stark of Sweden performs a shot on the second gap throughout the last spherical of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur at Augusta National Golf Club on April 03, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Stark has gained twice this season, and was the person runner-up on the Big 12 Championship. She just lately completed third on the NCAA Stanford Regional. Every time she has teed it up this season, Stark has completed T14 or higher.
Beatrice Wallin, Florida State
Beatrice Wallin, Florida State (FSU Athletics/Ross Obley)
Wallin owns two particular person titles on the season, together with her most up-to-date performances being a runner-up on the ACC Championship and a seventh-place exhibiting on the NCAA Louisville Regional.