Oon, Fifth-Ranked San Jose State Sweep NCAA Ann Arbor Regional Titles

Natasha Andrea Oon of San Jose State claimed the individual title by five strokes and led the fifth-ranked Spartans to the Ann Arbor Regional title by three shots over Virginia at University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Oon, a senior from Malaysia, became is the second Spartan in school history to win a regional individual title, joining Madeleine Ziegert, who was the co-medalist at the 2010 West Regional Championship.

“It’s awesome and so, so  exciting, and with Natasha being the individual champion, what a great, great day for San Jose State,” San Jose State Coach Dana Dormann said. “We’re so excited to be heading for nationals, it’s been  a great spring. The team is firing on all cylinders and we just can’t wait to keep on playing.

“Natasha has been amazing this spring, and such a total team leader. I’m so proud of her, she has been just super solid.”

San Jose State captured its third NCAA Regional title in school history and the first since 1995 with a score of 294-284-284—862, even par, followed by Virginia at 294-281-290—856, while Arkansas totaled 291-291-298—880 to tie for third with Michigan, which finished at 293-300-287—880, and Virginia Tech was fifth at 302-302-279—883.

Pepperdine was sixth at 300-304-289—893, followed by North Carolina at 299-306-290—895, Ohio State at 300-304-298—902, Washington at 293-305-305—903, Xavier at 299-310-296—905, Central Florida at 300-304-305—909 and Oakland at 316-312-314—942.

Oon, who won the 117th Malaysian Amateur Open Women’s Championship in 2019, posted a score of 70-69-68—207, 6-under, followed Emily Mahar of Virginia Tech at 72-71-69—212, while Lucia Lopez-Ortega of San Jose State shot 72-71-70—213 to tie for third with Jana Melichova of Old Dominion, who finished at 69-74-70-213.

“I just tried to approach this round the same way as I did the last two days, just come in with a fresh mind,” said Oon, who claimed her fourth college title. “I went in and made some good birdies, I was having fun, had nothing to lose and I’m just proud of the way I played.

“It feels really cool, I’m always glad to make history, and it’s such an honor to win the regional and have an opportunity to show my game and how hard I’ve worked. I’m definitely proud of myself for another accolade. This is a second opportunity to go to nationals, I’m really proud of everybody on the team, but I just want to enjoy this win.”

Ashley Lau of Michigan totaled 73-73-69—215 to tie for fifth with Amanda Sambach of Virginia, who wound up at 73-70-72—215, Ela Anacona of Arkansas, who finished at 69-73-73—215, and Jennifer Cleary of Virginia, who shot 73-67-75—215.

Emma McMyler of Xavier finished at 73-72-71—216 to tie for ninth with Hailey Borja of Michigan, who also came in at 73-72-71—216.

Megan Dennis led Pepperdine in a tie for 13th at 76-74-68—218.

Rounding out the scoring for team champion San Jose State were Antonia Malate in a tie for 13th at 74-73-71—218, Kajsa Arwefjall in a tie for 26th at 78-71-75—224, and Louisa Carlbom in a tie for 43rd at 78-76-76—230.

For complete results, visit https://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=25452

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