Roussin-Bouchard Makes Final ANNIKA Watch List
Columbia, S.C. – Coming off a historic season freshman Pauline Roussin-Bouchard has earned a spot on Golfweek’s final ANNIKA Award Watch list, officials announced on Tuesday.
Roussin-Bouchard rewrote the record books with her freshman season, notching the best scoring average for a freshman in program history (71.27). The French phenom also broke the freshman records for lowest 54-hole tournament score (205), lowest 18-hole round score (65) and is now tied for second place with three top five finishes for a freshman in a season. Her 71.27 scoring average is the second lowest season scoring average in team history, just behind Ainhoa Olarra’s 71.00 from the 2017-18 season.
While shattering the Garnet and Black’s freshman records Roussin-Bouchard also took medalist honors at the Windy City Collegiate Classic, where her 18-hole and 54-hole record setting scores happened, and finished in the top three at a trio of tournaments, tying for third at the Landfall Tradition and taking third outright at the IJGA Collegiate Invitational.
The No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, Roussin-Bouchard is set to participate in the second annual Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup, if and when those events happen.
The final ANNIKA Award Watch List is below in alphabetical order.
Ana Belac, Duke
Vivian Hou, Arizona
Rachel Kuehn, Wake Forest
Ingrid Lindblad, LSU
Emilia Miggliaccio, Wake Forest
Pimnipa Panthong, Kent State
Kaitlyn Papp, Texas
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, South Carolina
Emma Spitz, UCLA
Natalie Srinivasan, Furman
The ANNIKA Award, presented by Stifel is awarded annually to the most outstanding women’s college golfer, as voted on by players, coaches and media. This year’s finalists and winner will be announced in May.