AAC Women's Championship: SMU takes the team title by two shots
SMU Women's Golf team (SMU Athletics Photo)
SMU Women's Golf team (SMU Athletics Photo)

The SMU women's golf team used a strong final round to win the 2024 American Athletic Women's Golf Championship at the Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville, Fla.

The Mustangs carded rounds of 278-289-276 to get to 21-under and win by two shots over Tulsa. SMU's first round of 10-under 278 got them the early lead, but a second round 1-over 289 saw them relinquish the lead to Tulsa and enter the final round down three shots. 

In the final round, a 12-under 276 gave the Mustangs the two-shot lead.  

Tulsa finished in solo second place at 19-under, and South Florida finished in solo third place at 14-under. East Carolina finished in solo fourth place at 2-over, and UTSA finished in solo fifth place at 7-over.

In the individual competition, Daniela Abonce of UTSA finished 9-under to pull off the come-from-behind win in the final round. Abonce shot a 3-under 69 final round to erase a three-shot deficit from Lovisa Gunnar of Tulsa. Gunnar shot a final round 1-over 73 to fall to solo second place at 8-under. 

Abonce shot rounds of 66-72-69 to win the title. She finished T2 in the 2024 Mexican Women's Amateur and is currently ranked No. 283 in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com Women's Rankings.

Melanie Green of South Florida and Grace Kilcrease of Tulsa finished T3 at 6-under, and Emily Odwin of SMU, Mackenzie Lee of SMU, Mason Lewis of North Texas, and Ellie Szeryk of SMU finished T5 at 5-under.


Results: AAC Women's Championship
1MexicoDaniela AbonceMexico40066-72-69=207
2SwedenLovisa GunnarSweden30068-67-73=208
T3ARGrace KilcreaseSpringdale, AR20074-68-68=210
T3NYMelanie GreenMedina, NY20071-67-72=210
T5BarbadosEmily OdwinBarbados20069-73-69=211

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54-hole stroke play event for American Athletic Conference Championship. Team (best four scores out of five players each round) and individual competitions.

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