After winning her first collegiate tournament, University of Michigan women's golf sophomore Emily White was awarded the Big Ten's Golfer of the Week Oct. 14 by the conference office.
After making par to win the second playoff hole at the Yale Women's Intercollegiate (Oct. 9-11), White was able to claim her first career medalist honor held at the prestigious Course at Yale.
After posting a career-best 70 (-1) in the first round and a 71 (E) in the second, Whiteheaded into the final day four shots back of the individual leaders. Her final round rally on Nos. 16 and 17 -- making a pair of up and downs for birdie -- helped her post her second career-best 70 (-1) and vault herself into a tie with Clemson's Lauren Stephenson atop the leaderboard at 211 (-2).
After the pair each bogeyed the opening playoff hole, White put herself in position on the second hole with a strong drive and well positioned second shot. She drained two putts for par, putting the pressure on Stephenson. After Stephenson missed her approach to the green, she was unable to convert on her 15-foot par putt, giving the victory to White.
White's victory is the 28th individual title in U-M history and first under U-M head coach Jan Dowling. Her 211 (-2) regulation total was a career-best by 15 shots and is he second lowest individual 54-hole total in U-M history.
White and the rest of the Wolverines close their fall season with a trip out west to Boulder City, Nevada, Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 25-27, for UNLV's Las Vegas Collegiate Shootout. The three-day, 54-hole event will be played at the Boulder Creek Golf Club.
White's Tournament Notables:
• Led U-M for the first time in her career.
• Medalist honors is U-M's 28th all-time individual title and first under Dowling.
• Posted the second-lowest 54-hole individual total in history with a career-best 211 (-2).
• Smashed her prior best 54-hole tournament total by 15 strokes.
• Set her single-round career best of 70 (-1), twice -- first and final round.