Heck Makes History
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford women's golf freshman Rachel Heck became the second conference champion in program history with her historic win on Sunday at the Pac-12 Championships. Heck, who shot a 2-under 69 on the day, finished with a 7-under 206 to win the tournament by two strokes. She became the first Cardinal since Mhairi McKay in 1997 to win a conference crown.
The Cardinal moved up the leaderboard on Sunday, behind Heck and sophomore Angelina Ye's 4-under 67. Starting the day in third, Stanford moved up to second to finish with a 2-over 854. It was Stanford's best finish at the conference championships since winning in 2014, and just the program's second, top-two finish since 2001.
Heck (68-68-69) fired rounds in the 60s all three days to earn her third victory of the season. She now has six straight rounds - and nine of her 17 collegiate rounds to date - in the 60s. Her scoring average on the year is 70.29. Heck's three wins are tied with Stephanie Keever (1998-2001) for fifth-most career wins in program history.
After the final round on Sunday, the Pac-12 Conference announced the 2021 All-Conference Team, with Heck and Ye both earning spots. Heck has three wins, a tie for second and two other Top-11 finishes in her six events this season, while Ye has finished in the Top 11 in all six of her events this year.
The Cardinal, who are scheduled to host the Stanford Regional at Stanford Golf Course on May 10-12, will learn its postseason fate on Wednesday at 11 a.m. PT. GOLF Channel will televise the NCAA Women's Golf Championships selections at that time. In total, 18 programs and six individuals will be assigned to the Stanford Regional.
Pac-12 Championships (Stanford Golf Course, par 71)
|Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Total|
|2. Stanford||289 (+5)||286 (+2)||279 (-5)||854 (+2)|
|1. Rachel Heck||68 (-3)||69 (-2)||69 (-2)||206 (-7)|
|T7. Angelina Ye||71 (E)||74 (+3)||67 (-4)||212 (-1)|
|T17. Brooke Seay||74 (+3)||73 (+2)||74 (+3)||221 (+8)|
|T20. Aline Krauter||76 (+5)||70 (-1)||76 (+5)||222 (+9)|
|T36. Sadie Englemann||80 (+9)||79 (+8)||69 (-2)||228 (+15)|