Wednesday’s women’s NCAA Championship final between Washington and Stanford provided some of the most exciting drama of the 2016 golf season and Golf Channel brought it to us live from Eugene Country Club. (READ STEVE EUBANKS: WHAT A SHOW!)
You couldn’t ask for a more thrilling finish, as the teams were tied 2-2 with the final match between Julianne Alvarez and Lauren Kim going extra holes. Alvarez sealed the win for Washington — its first ever women’s NCAA Golf Championship. If you enjoy emotional sports celebrations, this video is for you:
SO, how did the Huskies get there?
Below is the Golf Channel’s video recap of the Washington-Stanford battle, with the most pivotal highlights:
At the 2:24 mark of the video, the Casey Danielson/Ying Luo match was back and forth all the way, with neither player leading by more than one hole at any point.
At 3:25 Luo seems to be in trouble at 18, but a solid bunker shot is followed by the shot of the day — a hole-out from the fairway to close out Danielson, 1-up.
At 4:14 follow the Mariah Stackhouse/Sarah Rhee and Alvarez/Kim matches as they both go extra holes to decide the contest.
Skip ahead to 7:35 to see how the final hole played out between Alvarez and Kim.
Shannon Aubert (STAN) def. Charlotte Thomas (WASH), 2 and 1
Ying Luo (WASH) def. Casey Danielson (STAN), 1-up
Mariah Stackhouse (STAN) def. Sarah Rhee (WASH), 20 holes
Wenyung Keh (WASH) def. Sierra Kersten (STAN), 4 and 3
Julianne Alvarez (WASH) def. Lauren Kim (STAN), 20 holes