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Emma Spitz One of 10 Finalists for ANNIKA Award

May 14, 2021
Sophomore Emma Spitz

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Sophomore Emma Spitz has been named one of 10 finalists for the ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel. 

Joining Spitz as finalists are Allisen Corpuz (USC), Karen Fredgaard (Houston), Linn Grant (Arizona State), Rachel Heck (Stanford), Ingrid Lindblad (LSU), Ana Pelaez (South Carolina), Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (South Carolina), Maja Stark (Oklahoma State) and Beatrice Wallin (Florida State).

Spitz is coming off a victory at the NCAA Louisville Regional. She finished with rounds of 5-under 67 and 4-under 68 to shoot an 8-under 208, winning by five strokes. It was the second victory of Spitz's career and first solo win. An ANNIKA Award finalist a year ago, Spitz has been the top finisher for the Bruins in six of eight events, with all of those being in the Top 4. She was second at the Sun Devil Winter Classic (-6, 210) thanks to three under-par rounds, including an opening, 3-under 69. Spitz tied for second at the Lamkin Invitational (-1, 215), shooting a pair of 2-under 70s, tied for third at The Match in the Desert (E, 144) and the Silverado Showdown (-2, 214) and was solo fourth at the Bruin Wave Invitational (+7, 223). Spitz also tied for third at the Augusta National Women's Amateur and tied for 10th at the Pac-12 Championship (+1, 214), opening with a pair of 3-under 68s. She holds a 71.8 scoring average, with 13 of her 23 rounds being under par.

Next up for the Bruins are the NCAA Championships, which run from May 21-26 at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.