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Darling and Claisse Named Golfweek All-Americans
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Darling and Claisse Named Golfweek All-Americans

South Carolina Athletics

Duo becomes 44th All-America honors under head coach Kalen Anderson in 16 seasons leading the program

ORLANDO, Fla. – Another pair of All-America honors rolled in for South Carolina women’s golf recently. Sophomore Hannah Darling was named a Golfweek First Team All-American and senior Mathilde Claisse was named a Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American.

The duo helped the Gamecocks tie the program’s best finish in school history at the NCAA Championship (May 19-23) as the Carolina made match play for the second time ever and T-5th (finished fifth in 2012 and T-5th in 2016). The team finished fourth in stroke play and shot the lowest 72-hole score in program history at the NCAA Championship at 1,153 (+1). The Gamecocks and top-ranked Stanford were the only teams in the 30-team field to have three players finish in the top-25. Carolina finished in the top-five in all 12 of the team’s events this season, a new program record, and finished the year ranked No. 4 in the final Golfstat Team Rankings. The Gamecocks had the toughest schedule in the country via the Golfweek/Sagrain Rankings.

Darling followed up one of the best freshman seasons in school history last season with a fine sophomore campaign. She paced Carolina with a T-18th finish at the NCAA Championship, shooting 286 (-2), which tied All-American Katie Burnett (2010) for the second-lowest 72-hole score in program history. Darling finished eighth in the Golfstat Player Rankings after leading the team with a 71.83 scoring average, eight top-20 finishes and four top-fives in 10 stroke play starts. She also led the team with 17 rounds of par or better. She joines Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Katelyn Dambaugh and Krsty McPherson as the only multiple, First Team All-America selections in school history.

Claisse put together the best season of her career with a 72.97 scoring average, five top-20 finishes and her first career win at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (Feb. 27-March 1). She T-12th at the NCAA Athens Regional and finished T-21st at the NCAA Championship with a 72-hole total of 287 (-1) and a pair of under par rounds. Claisse leaves Carolina with the fifth-lowest career scoring average all-time (73.64).

South Carolina has now garnered 44 All-America honors by 15 different players in 16 seasons under head coach Kalen Anderson. Darling is the 13th First Team All-America honor (five different players) under Anderson. It’s the eighth-straight season the program has had multiple All-America selections.

2022-23 Golfweek All-Americans  

First Team

Jenny Bae, Georgia

Zoe Campos, UCLA

Hannah Darling, South Carolina

Charlotte Heath, Florida State

Rachel Kuehn, Wake Forest

Andrea Lignell, Ole Miss

Ingrid Lindblad, LSU

Julia Lopez Ramirez, Mississippi State

Amanda Sambach, Virginia

Rose Zhang, Stanford

Second Team

Karisa Chul-Ak-Sorn, Iowa State

Sadie Englemann, Stanford

Sera Hasegawa, Baylor

Maddison Hinson-Tolchard, Oklahoma State

Jennie Park, Texas A&M

Megan Schofill, Auburn

Latanna Stone, LSU

Lauren Walsh, Wake Forest

Crystal Wang, Illinois

Lottie Woad, Florida State

 Third Team

Kajsa Arwefjall, San Jose State

Amari Avery, USC

Laney Frye, Kentucky

Lion Higo, Pepperdine

Carolina Lopez-Chacarra, Wake Forest

Patricie Mackova, Maryland

Ashley Menne, Arizona State

Celina Sattelkau, Vanderbilt

Chiara Tamburlini, Ole Miss

Mirabel Ting, Augusta

Honorable Mention

Carla Bernat, Tulane

Phoebe Brinker, Duke

Jensen Castle, Kentucky

Mathilde Claisse, South Carolina

Annabell Fuller, Florida

Megha Ganne, Stanford

Sophie Guo, Texas

Jo Hua Hung, Georgia

Mackenzie Lee, SMU

Hannah Levi, Mississippi State

Hsin-Yu (Cynthia) Lu, Oregon

Caitlyn Macnab, TCU

Caley McGinty, Ohio State

Emilia Migliaccio, Wake Forest

Silje Ohma, Baylor

Ashleigh Park, Oregon

Catherine Park, USC

Kelly Sim, Northwestern

Jeneath Wong, Pepperdine

Michelle Zhang, SMU