University of Minnesota sophomore Isabella McCauley (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) finished her third and final round of the NCAA Women’s Golf National Championship on Sunday. The Minnesota native shot a three-over-par (75) to round out her time on the Omni La Costa Championship course.

The sophomore carded one birdie and 13 pars in her third round. Her three-day score of 74-78-75-227 (+11) came up short as she will not advance to tomorrow’s final individual round. McCauley completes the tournament tied for 86th place.

“What an amazing week, we’re so grateful to represent UMN at the pinnacle of collegiate golf,” said head coach Rhyll Brinsmead. “The national championship is such a special experience and we’ve loved every minute of being here. Bella wrapped up another record setting year with a great round on a treacherous golf course. We’re so proud!”

The lone Golden Gopher to qualify for NCAA postseason play as an individual, McCauley capped off a stellar season in the Maroon and Gold. In the 2023-24 season she was crowned Big Ten tri-champion and was named individual tournament champion at the Boilermaker Classic. She received all-conference honors and she has earned three top-ten and two top-20 finishes during her sophomore campaign.

Adela Cernousek (Texas A&M) leads the competition individually with a three-day score of 204 (-12). Texas A&M also leads the team leaderboard at 854 (-10) after three days of competition.

Up Next:
McCauley and the Golden Gophers will set their sights on the 2024-25 campaign.

(info and stock photo courtesy of Gopher Sports)

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