Arkansas senior Maria Fassi won the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship on Monday.
She finished at 8-under par after a 5-under par 68 during the final round of stroke play at her Razorback's home course, Fayetteville's Blessings Golf Club.
Florida junior Sierra Brooks briefly had the clubhouse lead at 4-under earlier in the day before Fassi's round began.
However, play was suspended due to darkness a little after 8 p.m. CT. Six teams had yet to finish their final rounds, and the top eight spots are unconfirmed for who moves on to match play.
“I had seen it in my head I don’t know how many times. I dreamed it, and it was so much better.” Said Fassi.
Fassi came out hot on the front nine, padding her lead before play was suspended due to severe weather. She held a three-stroke lead with six to play.
After a close call in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur last month, this victory seemed poetic for the Arkansas senior. Local knowledge, coupled with her extraordinary power and a love of the stage, brought us this made-for-Fassi moment.
“There was no way anyone was going to beat her today,” said Stacy Lewis, the only other Razorback to win an NCAA title back in 2007. Ultimately, she closed with a bogey-free 5-under 68 to finish four strokes clear of Brooks.
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