Darling Named SEC Golfer of the Week
South Carolina Athletics
Two-time First Team All-American helped lead the team to its second win of the season in California over the weekend
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Junior All-American Hannah Darling was named SEC Women’s Golfer of the Week the league office announced on Wednesday. She went 3-0 in matches to help the No. 6 Gamecocks to the team’s second win of the season at the Therese Hession Regional Team Challenge (Feb. 3-5) out west in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
She shares the honor this week with LSU All-American Ingrid Lindblad. It’s the second time in her career the Midlothian, Scotland, native has earned SEC Women’s Golfer of the Week honors.
South Carolina defeated Arizona, No. 7 Oregon and No. 1 Wake Forest en route to the title.
Darling led the team in birdies and total holes won in her three match victories. She defeated WAGR No. 40 Carolina Lopez-Chacarra 2&1 in the team’s 4-1 victory over the top-ranked Demon Deacons. Darling shot 67 (-4) in the 18-hole match. She also notched a 5&4 win over WAGR No. 48 Kiara Romero in the team’s 3-2 win over the seventh-ranked Ducks for a pair of top-100 wins.
The winning team earned a sponsor exemption for one player into the LPGA’s Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship March 21-24 at Palos Verdes Golf Club and Darling was selected to represent the Gamecocks and make her professional debut at the event.
Darling and Louise Rydqvist will both play in the upcoming Augusta National Women’s Amateur (April 4-6).