The Spring season of the 2016 NCAA golf year is under way, and one of the first winners is Frida Gustafsson Spang. Spang, a senior at East Carolina University, won the UCF Challenge (which concluded in Florida on Feb. 9) by three strokes. Spang carded rounds of 73, 68 and 72 to finish at 3-under 213. She was the only golfer to finish the tournament under par.
Spang is from Kinna, Sweden, and first came to notice by winning the 2011 Swedish Girls Championship. She is a member of the Swedish national team.
And Frida didn't waste any time after joining the East Carolina golf team: She won twice as a freshman and became the first female golfer in Conference USA history to win both Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year in the same season.
She's been an All-Conference selection each year so far, and holds multiple school scoring records including best season average and best career average.
During the Fall part of the 2015-16 season, Spang's results included second-place and seventh-place showings. Given her credentials to this point, it's no surprise she broke through for another win at the UCF Challenge.
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