Arizona State Sun Devils win NCAA Women's Golf Championship for record 8th time

Posted at 5:04 PM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 20:12:32-04

Arizona State won the NCAA Women's Golf Championship for a record eighth time behind individual champion Monica Vaughn and the clutch performance of Linnea Strom.

Arizona State clinched victory at Rich Harvest Farms when Strom beat Stephanie Lau of Northwestern for the Sun Devils' third point out of five matches Wednesday.

It was ASU's first women's golf championship since 2009.

The Sun Devils looked as though they might be leaving early when they returned Wednesday morning to finish the rain-delayed semifinals against Stanford. Vaughn won the 18th hole to square her match and then won on the 19th hole. Strom had to make a 7-foot par putt on the 18th hole and she won the next hole to beat Stanford and advance.

The Sun Devils never gave Northwestern much of a chance in the championship match.