Emma Spitz Named to ANNIKA Award Watch List
COLUMBUS, Ga. – Junior Emma Spitz was named to the 15-member ANNIKA Award Watch List for the third time in her career, the organization announced Monday morning. The ANNIKA Award is presented annually to the top female U.S. collegiate golfer; the winner voted on by players, coaches and members of the college golf media.
Spitz leads the UCLA women's golf team with a 72.7 scoring average and is the only Bruin to have each of her rounds this season count towards the team score. Spitz also leads UCLA with nine under-par rounds and three under-par finishes in three tournaments this season.
Spitz is coming off her second runner-up finish of the season at the PING/ASU Invitational hosted on Papago Golf Course in Phoenix, Ariz., last week where she recorded three consecutive under-par rounds to finish at 7-under 209.
Spitz' two other under-par finishes came at the Stanford Intercollegiate on Oct. 15-17 (-1, 212) and Nanea Pac-12 Preview on Nov. 1-3 (-8, 211) which she posted her other runner-up finish at. Spitz has notched three top-10 and six top-20 placings in her seven tournaments played this season.
ANNIKA AWARD WATCH LIST
Amari Avery, Southern California
Carolina Chacarra, Wake Forest
Hannah Darling, South Carolina
Rachel Heck, Stanford
Cindy Kou, Southern California
Aline Krauter, Stanford
Rachel Kuehn, Wake Forest
Ingrid Lindblad, LSU
Emily Mahar, Virginia Tech
Natasha Andrea Oon, San Jose State
Calynne Rosholt, Arizona State
Emma Spitz, UCLA
Beatrice Wallin, FSU
Rose Zhang, Stanford