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Ganne Helps Stanford to National Title

Ganne & the national champion Cardinal. Photo: @StanfordWGolf/X

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (May 23, 2024) – On Wednesday, Stanford’s women’s golf team led by New Jersey’s Megha Ganne won its second championship in three years. The team endured a week-long battle for the title, playing four days of stroke-play qualifying, before moving on to two days of match-play between the top eight teams from the stroke-play portion. Stanford dominated the championship, leading all teams after stroke-play qualifying, and outlasting everyone in match-play.

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Megha Ganne, a native of Holmdel, N.J., was one of – if not, the most – important pieces of the championship team. Ganne’s quarterfinal match went unfinished as the team won convincingly, 3-0, over Auburn; but in the semifinal round against USC, Ganne's win against Brianna Navarrosa gave the team a crucial 2-1 lead in the match, which they went on to take by a 3-1 margin. In the final round, Ganne won her match against Natalie Vo, which proved to be monumental as the team won in a close 3-2 match against UCLA. Ganne played excellent throughout the tournament, going 2-0 in her completed matches.

It's no surprise that Ganne played so well for the team. At the age of 17, she cemented herself among the best young golfers, when she qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open. Before reaching the collegiate level, she had already competed in 10 USGA tournaments. Ganne has continued to impress at Stanford, becoming the 2023 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, a two-time member of the All-Pac-12 team; and with her recent win, a Pac-12 Team Champion.

The future for Stanford and Megha Ganne is bright, as the team aims to continue its historic run and achieve further success next year.

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