USC women win NCAA golf championship

USC freshman Annie Park won the individual title and the Trojans won the team title with a record-setting performance Friday at the NCAA women’s gold championships in Athens, Ga.

Park, from Levittown, N.Y., shot a one-under-par 71 in the final round to finish 10 under, which put her six strokes ahead of Lindy Duncan of Duke for the tournament.

USC finished at 19 under, outpacing second-place Duke by 21 strokes. The Trojans’ score of 1,133 was 15 strokes fewer than the previous record set by UCLA in 2004.

USC also won women’s golf titles in 2003 and 2008.

Park joins Jennifer Rosales, who won in 1998, Mikaela Parmlid (2003) and Dewi Claire Schreefel (2006) as individual champions from USC.

Freshman Kyung Kim and junior Sophia Popov of USC tied for sixth at one-over 289. Sophomore Doris Chen tied for 15th at four-over 292 and junior Rachel Morris tied for 17th at five-over 293.

— Gary Klein