CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — The Sacramento State women's golf team played its first round of the spring season and finds itself tied for sixth place after the first round of the Folino Invitational on Sunday.
The Hornets shot 315 and are 12 strokes off the pace of Gonzaga. The field includes three of the Big Sky Conference's top teams and each are within three strokes of one another with Portland State (312), Montana (314) and Sacramento State.
Sophomore led the Hornets with a round of 76. Palavivatana began with consecutive bogeys but then parred seven of her next eight holes. Bogies on Nos. 11 and 12 were followed by a birdie on the par-3 13th. She ended with four pars and a bogey over her final five holes.
Sophomore is one stroke behind Palavivatana and is tied for 15th place. Hall was 4-over through her first five holes but birdied the par-5 6th hole. After making the turn at 4-over, she began the back nine with birdies on the par-4 10th and the par-5 11th. Hall was 4-over through her final seven holes with four pars, two bogeys and a double-bogey.
Tiffany Nichols carded a round of 79 and is tied for 28th place. Nichols had a birdie on the par-3 13th, 10 pars, six bogeys and a triple-bogey on the par-4 10th during her round.
Lisa Persson overcame a rough start which saw her at 10-over through her first seven holes and finished her round at 12-over (83). Person began her comeback with a birdie on the par-4 8th. She then played the next eight-holes at 1-over before ending with bogeys on Nos. 17 and 18.
Senior had the best start on the team, with a par on No. 1 and a birdie of the par-4 2nd. From that point, she added four pars, eight bogeys, two double-bogeys and a triple-bogey.
Cal State Fullerton's Kirsten Aiu holds a one-stroke lead in the individual standings. Aiu is followed by five golfers who shot 74, including three from Gonzaga.
The tournament continues with the second round on Monday before wrapping up with a final 18 holes on Tuesday.
Folino Invitational: Presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California
Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms: Babe Didrickson Course
Par 71 • 6,067 Yards
1. Gonzaga 303
2. Boise State 307
T3. Wyoming 312
T3. Portland State 312
5. Montana 314
T6. SACRAMENTO STATE 315
T6. Cal State Fullerton 316
8. UC Riverside 316
T9. Cal Poly 320
T9. New Mexico State 320
11. Stetson 324
12. Hawaii 336
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Kristen Aiu, CSF, 73
T2. T.J. Kliebphipat, GON, 74
T2. Samantha Martin, BSU, 74
T2. Raychelle Santos, GON, 74
T2. Han Wu, GON, 74
T2. Hayley Young, BSU, 74
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
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