Honolulu, Hawaii/Southern Cal
Winner, Lamkin San Diego Invitational
Curtis Cup Team USA 3-0 Record
Semifinals, North & South Women’s Amateur
Corpuz won twice in the spring as a fifth-year USC senior and had seven top-5 finishes, including a semifinals appearance in the North & South. She also went 3-0 in the Curtis Cup, helping to win a crucial four-ball match against Caley McGinty and Emily Toy that flipped momentum.
Top 10, AIG Women’s Open (Pro)
Winner, The Women’s Amateur
Top 10, Scottish Women’s Open
Duncan was the talk of the town at the AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie where she had a legitimate chance to win before settling into a tie for 10th. She also won the Women’s Amateur and had top-10 finishes in the Scottish Women’s Open and Scottish Women’s Amateur.
Winner, Sun Devil Winter Classic
Top 5, LET Scandinavian Mixed (Pro)
Winner, Bruin Wave Invitational
Grant turned pro at the end of the summer, but her final act in the college ranks was special. She won three times for the Sun Devils and had two other runner-up finishes. A third-place finish at the Scandinavian Mixed, a top-10 in the European Ladies’ Amateur and a top-10 in the European Ladies’ Team Championship put a stamp on a phenomenal year.
All-Time Lowest NCAA Season Scoring Average
Winner, NCAA Championship
Winner, NCAA Stanford Regional
Heck was the top amateur of the year, male or female. The Stanford freshman won five times, was a semifinalist in the U.S. Women’s Amateur, fell just short at the Augusta National Women’s Am and made the cut in the U.S. Women’s Open. Maybe the only real disappointment was that her Cardinal didn’t win a team national title, but Heck won the only match she played.
Chapel Hill, North carolina/Duke
Winner, North & South Women’s Amateur
Winner, ACC Championship
Palmer Cup Team USA 4-0 Record
Kim had shown glimpses of greatness in the past, but 2021 was a breakthrough year. She won the stacked North & South, took the ACC title, went 4-0 in the Palmer Cup and had top-5 finishes in both the NCAA Championship and the Sally. That’s more than enough to overlook her disappointing 0-3 showing in the Curtis Cup.
Winner, European Ladies’ Amateur
Winner, Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic
Winner, LSU Tiger Golf Classic
All three of Lindblad’s wins were against strong fields and she collected an additional five top-10 finishes on top of those victories. She also came one stroke shy of a playoff at the Augusta National Women’s Am.
England/Kent State and Oklahoma State
Curtis Cup Team GB&I 3-1-1 Record
Winner, Clemson Invitational
Runner-Up, NCAA Columbus Regional
McGinty won three times at Kent State last spring before transferring to powerhouse Oklahoma State. A phenomenal Curtis Cup where McGinty took down Gina Kim twice and a runner-up finish in the NCAA Columbus Regional proved her talent level.
Winner, SEC Championship
Low-Am, Evian Championship (Pro)
Winner, Moon Golf Invitational
Roussin-Bouchard turned pro but only after a spectacular final semester for the Gamecocks. She won three times and had two other top-5 finishes, one of those in the Augusta National Women’s Am. A low-am performance at the Evian was her last impression before pro golf.
Winner, NCAA Simpsonville Regional
Runner-Up, NCAA Championship
Top 5, Augusta National Women’s Amateur
Spitz had eight top-5 finishes, including two wins, in 12 starts. A round-of-32 appearance in the U.S. Women’s Amateur and a top-5 finish in the Augusta National Women’s Am cemented her place on the first team.
Top 20, U.S. Women’s Open (Pro)
Winner, Mountain View Collegiate
Winner, Heroes Ladies Intercollegiate
Stark won’t go down as the female amateur of the year because of Rachel Heck’s historic run, but her consistency was extremely impressive. She never finished outside the top 16 in any of her 12 tournaments, and her 16th-place showing may have been her best play of all — it came at the U.S. Women’s Open.
McCormack Medal Winner
Made Cut, Evian Championship (Pro)
Zhang’s U.S. Girls’ Junior triumph and her tremendous fall season doesn’t count for the All-Amateur selections, but she didn’t need it. She made the cut in an LPGA major and at the Lotte Championship, which had just as good a field, while also claiming a gold medal in the Spirit International and a runner-up at the Symetra Tour’s Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic.
Top Individual, European Ladies’ Team Championship
Winner, St. Rule Trophy
Winner, UCF Challenge
Winner, Florida Gators Invitational
Made Cut, AIG Women’s Open (Pro)
Top 5, Korea Women’s Open (Pro)
Winner, Korean Women’s Amateur
Saint Gabriel, LOUISIANA/Ole Miss
NCAA Team Champion 2-1 Match Play Record
Top 5, NCAA Championship
Winner, Augusta National Women’s Amateur
Asheville, North carolina/Wake Forest
Medalist, U.S. Women’s Amateur
Curtis Cup Team USA 3-1 Record
Winner, English Women’s Amateur
Winner, Scottish Women’s Open
Winner, Copa Andalucía
Runner-Up, Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic
Winner, Florida State Match-Up
Top 5, European Ladies’ Amateur
Top 5, NCAA Stanford Regional
Sweden/San Jose State
West Columbia, South carolina/Kentucky
Holmdel, New jersey
La Palma, CalifORNIA/Northwestern
Sweden/San Diego State
Cary, North carolina/Wake Forest
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