Stanford prevails as NCAA Women's National champions
Mariah Stackhouse
Mariah Stackhouse

BRADENTON, Fla. — Stanford women's golf captured their first NCAA National Championship on Wednesday with a 3-2 victory over Baylor at The Concession Golf Club.

The decisive match came in the final group as No. 1 players Mariah Stackhouse (Stanford) and Hayley Davis (Baylor) matched up against one another with Stackhouse prevailing in 19 holes.

“At the end of the day, I couldn’t envision having anyone else in that anchor spot than Mariah,” Stanford coach Anne Walker told Golfweek.

Stackhouse fought back from a two-stroke deficit on the 17th tee to force the extra hole, which led to her winning the National Championship for the Cardinal with a par.

Also cashing in victories on Wednesday for the winning squad were sophomore Casey Danielson and freshman Shannon Aubert. Danielson handled Laura Lonardi two-up while Aubert defeated fellow freshman Lauren Whyte 4-and-3.

Stanford came close in 2000 when they were runners-up to then Pac-10 rival Arizona, but 15 years later, are bringing home the program's first national title.

Both Stanford and Baylor reached the final by knocking out the champions from the past two years in the semifinals as Stanford defeated in-state rival USC, the 2013 winners, while Baylor ended Duke's chances of repeating.

Below are results from the Medal Championship, a 72-hole stroke play portion of the event preceding match play. Click the link for further results, as well as match play results.

Results For NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship
1KYEmma TalleyPrinceton, KY150070-73-73-69=285
T2MexicoGaby LopezMexico100070-76-74-66=286
T2IrelandLeona MaguireIreland100071-74-73-68=286
4TXDylan KimSachse, TX70073-76-72-67=288
5ORMonica VaughnReedsport, OR70075-71-71-72=289

View full results for NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship

ABOUT THE NCAA Division I Women's Championship

24 teams and 12 individuals not on a qualifying team make up the field for the championship of NCAA Division I women's golf.

After 72 holes of stroke play, the individual champion is crowned, and the low 8 teams advance to match play to determine the team champion.

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