UCLA’s Campos Claims Second Straight Victory, Wins by 3 Strokes at Silverado

Zoe Campos of UCLA captured her second consecutive tournament and helped the Bruins finish third as Northwestern claimed the team title in the Chevron Silverado Showdown on the North Course at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa.

Campos, a sophomore from Valencia who is ranked No. 11 in the nation, earned an exemption into the LPGA Tour’s Chevron Championship with the victory, and was selected as the Pacific 12 Conference’s Women’s Golfer of the week.

“Obviously, coming into the final round with the lead, I think I really just wanted to stay up there and just continue with what I was doing the whole week,” said Campos, who won the Anuenue Spring Break Classic at Ka’anapali Golf Course at Maui, Hawaii, in her previous start. “I really just didn’t want to play super aggressive. I just wanted to be steady throughout the whole day.

“I really just wanted to focus on every shot. I wasn’t really thinking about winning. I think just playing my game, which is just super important. In the end, I did get the win, which is really nice. I’m definitely super happy.”

Campos posted a score of 67-73-71—211, five-under-par, while Catherine Park of USC shot 70-71-73—214 to tie for second with Diana Lee of Northwestern, who finished at 76-69-69—214, and Hailee Cooper of Texas A&M, who wound up at 70-72-72—214.

The victory made Campos the first multiple winner in one season for UCLA since 2018-19, when Patty Tavatanakit won three times, while Mariel Galdiano and Beth Wu both claimed two victories.

“I’m just really proud of Zoe,” UCLA Coach Carrie Forsyth said. “She’s really playing some great golf right now. She’s been knocking on the door of wins for a while. It’s just really nice to see her get it done.

“Zoe lives and breathes golf. Golf is life for her. She really wants to play at the next level. She prioritizes her game. She’s an incredible player. It’s fun to have her on the team. It’s great to have her as a teammate.”

Jieni Li of Northwestern was fifth at 68-74-75—217, followed by Grace Summerhays of Arizona State at 74-73-71—218, and Caroline Canales of UCLA at 75-74-70—219.

Kaleiya Romero of Pepperdine carded a score of 75-70-75—220 to wind up in a tie for eighth that included her Waves teammate Jeneath Wong, who shot 71-73-76—220, and Stefanie Deng of Washington, who came in at 75-73-72—220.

Antonia Malate led San Jose State in a tie for 11th at 74-73-74—221, while Annika Borrelli of Cal tied for 24th at 79-75-70—224, and Hannah Zeman of San Francisco tied for 46th at 76-80-74—230.

Northwestern which also won the PING/ASU Invitational in its previous start, recorded a winning score of 284-288-301—873, nine-over-par, followed by Texas A&M at 292-296-292—880, UCLA 294-296-292—882, USC at 294-297-295—886, and Pepperdine at 301-294-295—890.

Oregon totaled 299-293-304—896 to tie for sixth with Arizona State, who finished at 292-302-302—896, while San Jose State was eighth at 298-297-305—900, followed by Ohio State at 306-301-296—903 and Cal at 309-300-296—905.

San Francisco wound up 14th at 310-309-307—926.

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