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Result: T-7th of 25 teams / Wang T-7th,

Women's Golf at NCAA Championships

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 – 8:20 a.m. (Tues) / 1:20 p.m. (Wed.) / 12:30 p.m. (Thur.) / 8:20 a.m. (Fri.) at Houston, Texas - Bay Oaks Country Club

Knights take seventh at NCAA Championships

Ziyi Wang
Ziyi Wang
Photo: David Pape


HOUSTON, Texas – The Carleton College women’s golf team wrapped up an impressive week of play at the NCAA Championships with a final-round 311, tying the program’s second-best single-round score ever at Nationals. The Knights tied for seventh place overall after totaling 1,249 shots during the four-day tournament at Bay Oaks Country Club.

This week the Knights signed scorecards that totaled 310, 312, 316, and 311 shots, meaning that Carleton recorded four of the program’s top six rounds in NCAA Championships history.

This marks the 33rd time that a Carleton program has posted a top-10 team finish at the NCAA Championships (SEE CHART BELOW) with three of those (women’s cross country, women’s tennis, and women’s golf) coming during the 2018-19 academic year.

The Knights also finished seventh at the 2017 NCAA Championships and were sixth last year, meaning Women’s Golf now joins Men’s Cross Country (1979-81) as the only Carleton teams to post top-10 team finishes at Nationals for three consecutive years.

New York University trailed Williams College by eight strokes entering Friday’s final round, but the Violets made the turn at 4-under par as a team to move in front. The two schools traded the lead several times over the back nine, but NYU finished with a NCAA Division III record-tying 294 on Friday and a 1,217 four-day total to edge Williams by five shots. NYU’s tournament total was only two-strokes off the 72-hole record for Division III women’s golf.

Methodist University took third place after firing a final round 298 to finish at 1,232, edging defending national champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps by one shot. DePauw University rounded out the top five with a 1,247 team total.

Rhodes College used a final-round 299 to sneak into sixth place at 1,248. Both Carleton and George Fox University totaled 1,249 strokes for the tournament.

Ziyi Wang (Sr./Beijing City, China/Lighthouse Christian Academy) finished in a tie for seventh overall (75-74-77-77=303, +15), matching her placement at last year’s NCAA Championships. She picked up three more birdies during the final round to give her 11 for the tournament, tied for second-most in the 131-player field.

Ayumi Sakamoto (Sr./Honolulu, Hawaii/ʻIolani School) paced the Knights on Friday with a 3-over 75 in the final round. She tied for 31st overall (77-81-81-75=314, +26). After three consecutive bogeys early in the final round, she closed her collegiate career by playing even par over the last 13 holes of the day.

Alyssa Akiyama (Jr./Terrace Park, Ohio/Seven Hills School) and Kristin Miyagi (Fy./Honolulu, Hawaii/'Iolani School) tied for 43rd place.

Akiyama (80-78-80-80=318, +30) played the final 13 holes in 2-over as she carded her third 80 of the tournament on Friday. Miyagi (79-80-78-81=318, +30) collected two more birdies during the final round while gaining valuable experience playing at Nationals.

Abby Euyang (So./Seattle, Wash./Lakeside) tied for 53rd place (79-80-82-79=320, +32). She turned in the Knights’ third-best score on Friday, posting a team-high 12 pars en route to a 79 that matched her best-ever round at the NCAA Championships.

Carleton finished the championships with 33 total birdies, second only to NYU.

Cordelia Chan of Williams College won individual medalist honors after firing a 296 total, edging NYU’s Arshia Mahant (297) by one stroke. Emily Salamy of Rhodes College finished third with a 298, and Amy Xue of CMS and DePauw’s Larisa Luloff tied for fourth place with 301’s. Centre’s Bailey Plourde took sixth place with a 302, while Wang and Grinnell College’s Vidushi Sinha shared seventh place with 303’s.


Place  Team  Year
1st place    --    Men's Cross Country    --    1980
3rd place    --    Men's Cross Country    --    1979
3rd place    --    Women's Indoor Track and Field   --    1988
4th place    --    Men's Cross Country    --    1975
4th place    --    Men's Cross Country    --    1976
4th place    --    Men's Cross Country    --    1981
5th place  --    Women's Cross Country  --    2017
5th place (tied)   --   Men's Tennis   --    1985
5th place (tied)   --   Women's Tennis   --    1995
5th place (tied)   --   Women's Soccer   --    2008
6th place  --    Women's Cross Country  --    1989
6th place  --    Women's Swimming and Diving   --    2003
6th place  --    Women's Swimming and Diving   --    2005
6th place  --  Women's Golf   --   2015
6th place  --   Women's Golf   --    2018
7th place   --   Women's Cross Country  --    1988
7th place   --   Women's Cross Country  --    1991
7th place   --  Women's Golf   --   2017
7th place (tied)  --  Women's Golf  --   2019
8th place   --   Women's Cross Country  --    1985
8th place   --   Men's Outdoor Track and Field   --    1988
8th place   --   Men's Swimming and Diving   --    1988
8th place   --   Women's Swimming and Diving   --    2002
8th place   --   Men's Cross Country    --    2004
8th place (tied)   --   Women's Cross Country  --    2011
8th place (tied)   --   Women's Outdoor Track and Field   --    2014
9th place   --   Men's Indoor Track and Field   --    1988
9th place   --   Men's Cross Country    --    1994
9th place (tied)  --   Women's Tennis  --    2019
10th place   --   Men's Outdoor Track and Field   --    1977
10th place   --   Women's Outdoor Track and Field   --    2011
10th place   --   Men's Cross Country    --    2017
10th place 
Women's Cross Country