PULLMAN, Wash. —
Persson, who was playing in her first tournament as a member of Sacramento State, aced the par-3 6th hole to cap a stretch where she played three consecutive holes at 4-under par. According to Sacramento State Director of Golf , her tee shot bounced short of the green but rolled into the cup.
"It was something really special to see," Sutherland said. "That was the first hole-in-one I've seen as a coach for this team."
Persson began her round on the 9th hole and bogeyed two of her first five holes. She then parred seven of the next eight to go along with a birdie on the par-3 16th. A birdie on the par-3 4th moved her to even and she dropped into the red with a birdie on the par-5 5th. She followed her hole-in-one with two pars to finish at 69 which is tied for the second lowest score in school history.
Overall, Persson overcame a rough first round to finish tied for 13th at 81-73-69-223. Washington State's Kristen Rue was the medalist at 71-73-68-212.
Tiffany Nichols, who was also making her Hornet debut at the event, tied for 30th overall after carding rounds of 82-76-71-229. On Tuesday, Nichols parred her first 10 holes and then birdied the par-4 2nd. Two more pars were followed by a bogey on No. 5 before she parred No. 6, birdied the par-4 7th and parred Nos. 8 and 9.
Sophomore contributed a 79 in the third round and finished tied for 56th. Palavivatana's final round consisted of one birdie, 10 pars, six bogeys and a double bogey.
The other score which counted toward the team total was from sophomore who shot 82 and finished tied for 62nd. Hall was 1-under through her first five holes but then played the next five holes at 8-over. Her final eight holes had five pars and three bogeys.
Natalie Bodnar and both competed in the tournament as individuals. Bodnar tied for 56th place at 78-81-78-237 while Bondura shot 80-79-79-238 to tie for 59th.
The Hornets will next compete at the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invitational on Oct. 8-9 in Nipomo, Calif.
WSU COUGAR CUP
Palouse Ridge GC • Pullman, Wash.
Par 72 • 6,200 Yards
1. California 291-290-296-877
2. Gonzaga 294-296-292-882
3. Washington State 291-294-298-883
4. Cal State Fullerton 298-298-296-892
5. Idaho 303-301-298-902
6. UC Irvine 302-296-305-903
7. Portland State 306-300-303-909
8. Nevada 310-297-304-911
9. SACRAMENTO STATE 321-306-301-928
T10. BYU 306-309-314-929
T10. Santa Clara 312-315-302-929
12. Montana 312-325-307-944
13. Montana State 321-320-307-948
14. Eastern Washington 323-308-329-960
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Kirsten Rue, WSU, 71-73-68-212
T2. Se Ri Lee, CSF, 71-74-71-216
T2. Hannah Suh, Cal, 73-72-71-216
T2. Jaqueline Williams, Cal, 72-72-72-216
5. Raychelle Santos, GON, 71-73-73-217
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T56. * 78-81-78-237
T59. * 80-79-79-238
's hole-in-one sparked her round of 69 and helped Sacramento State finish in ninth place at the WSU Cougar Cup on Tuesday.
July 3, 2013 HORNETS EARN 29 SPRING BIG SKY All-ACADEMIC HONORS
July 2, 2013 PERSSON, HALL EARN NATIONAL ACADEMIC HONOR
April 23, 2013 WOMEN'S GOLF FINISHES FIFTH; BRAKEL SETS CAREER LOW
April 19, 2013 LISA PERSSON NAMED BIG SKY WOMEN'S GOLFER OF THE WEEK
April 16, 2013 PERSSON LEADS FINAL ROUND SURGE FOR WOMEN'S GOLF
April 15, 2013 WOMEN'S GOLF OPENS PLAY AT FRESNO STATE LEXUS CLASSIC
April 10, 2013 WOMEN'S GOLF WRAPS UP PLAY AT THE WYOMING COWGIRL CLASSIC
February 26, 2013 TRIO TIE FOR TEAM LOW IN FINAL ROUND OF UC IRVINE INVITATIONAL
February 25, 2013 BODNAR LEADS WOMEN'S GOLF AFTER FIRST DAY OF UC IRVINE INVITATIONAL
February 19, 2013 Palavivatana Finishes Fifth, Nichols Leads Team in Final Round
February 18, 2013 Women's Golf in Fifth after Second Round at Folino Invitational
February 17, 2013 Women's Golf Back in Action at the Folino Invitational
February 5, 2013 Women's Golf Tabbed Third in Big Sky Preseason Poll
November 27, 2012 Sacramento State Saddened by the Passing of Rene Mondine
November 16, 2012 Women's Golf Signs Chloe Bartek to National Letter of Intent
October 31, 2012 Women's Golf Finishes Ninth at Rainbow Wahine
October 30, 2012 Persson Again the Low at Rainbow Wahine Invitational
October 24, 2012 Trio Helps Women's Golf Surge at Colby Invitational
October 22, 2012 Persson Leads Team in First Round of SCU Colby Invitational
October 8, 2012 Persson Holds Individual Lead After First Round at Cal Poly
September 25, 2012 Persson's Ace Guides her to Round of 69
September 24, 2012 Women's Golf Makes Season Debut at WSU Cougar Cup