The Loop

Fall's last call for players of the week

November 07, 2011


____Oct. 31-Nov. 6


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Steve Lim, USC

A final-round 69 at the Gifford Collegiate gave the senior the individual title (his first) by one stroke over UCLA's Patrick Cantlay and helped the Trojans secure the team title by four strokes over their crosstown rivals. A 11-under 202 at CordeValle Resort included 16 birdies.

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*M.J. Daffue__, Lamar

Six birdies over the final 15 holes gave the senior a closing 67 and a three-stroke victory at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate. His 11-under 202 broke the 54-hole tournament record.

Kristopher Gray, Gardner-Webb

A seven-under par-135 at the rain-shortened Hummingbird Intercollegiate gives the senior from England his second-straight individual title.

T.J. Kua, Hawaii

The senior had the low score in the first and second rounds at the Kauai Collegiate, then shot a career-best 66 in the final round en route to a 14-under 202 total and a seven-stroke individual victory.


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A 10-foot birdie on the last hole gave the senior a one-stroke triumph over teammate Madison Pressel at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational while helping the Longhorns win their home event for the first time since 1999. The senior overcame a four-stroke deficit entering the final round at the University of Texas GC in Austin before shooting a final-round 69 to finish with a two-under 214 and her first collegiate victory.

"It feels amazing to win," Vandermade said. "It has been a long time coming. I've been working really hard. I knew my game was there."

__*Honorable mentions:

*Amy Anderson__, North Dakota State

A final-round 67 gave the junior one-under 215 and a four-stroke victory at the Fighting Camel Fall Classic, her 13th career individual win.

Fabiola Arriaga, UT-San Antonio

The sophomore from Mexico improved on her previous best 54-hole score by nine strokes when she shot a three-under 213 to win The Alamo Invitational.

Lee Lopez, UCLA

With a seven-under 209, four strokes clear of three others, the redshirt junior claimed her second college title with a win at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Hawaii. Her performance also propelled the top-ranked Bruins to a comfortable 20-stroke team victory.