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SEDONA, Ariz. — The Sacramento State women's golf team recorded its third best round of the season and is in second place following the first round of the Red Rocks Invitational on Saturday at Oak Creek CC.

The Hornets shot 301 in the first round and are two strokes behind Xavier for the team lead. Sacramento State's score only ranks behind a 299 and 300 this season which both came at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational. The Hornets went on to finish first in that event.

On Saturday, Lisa Persson paced the team with a 1-under par round of 71. The senior's mark is her season best and ties for her second best during her Sacramento State career. Her score ties her with Grand Canyon's Charlotte Jaengkit and is one stroke back of NAU's Jacquie LeMarr for the individual lead.

Freshman Chloe Bartek is tied for 11th is tied for 11th place with a round of 76. Natalie Bodnar shot 77 and is tied for 24th. The team also counted a 78 from Tiffany Nichols who is tied for 28th.

Sacramento State has the best score among the seven Big Sky schools in the tournament. Host Northern Arizona is fourth, and second among Big Sky teams, with a first round score of 305. Southern Utah totaled 315, Eastern Washington 319, Weber State 324, Northern Coloado 336 and North Dakota 353.

The tournament concludes with the second round on Sunday.

Red Rocks Invitational
Sedona, Ariz. | Oak Creek CC
Par 72

1. Xavier 299
2. Sacramento State 301
3. Grand Canyon 304
4. Northern Arizona 305
5. Cal Poly 307
6. Seattle 311
T7. Oakland 314
T7. Wichita State 314
T9. Utah Valley 315
T9. Southern Utah 315
T9. UC Riverside 315
12. Eastern Washington 319
13. Weber State 324
14. IUPUI 325
15. British Columbia 322
16. Northern Colorado 336
17. Mesa CC 340
18. North Dakota 353

1. Jacquie LeMarr, NAU, 70
T2. Lisa Persson, SAC, 71
T2. Charlotee Jaengkit, GCU, 71
T4. Ana Fernandez de Mesa, IUPUI, 72
T4. Ariel McNair, XAV, 72

T2. Lisa Persson 71
T11. Chloe Bartek 75
T24. Natalie Bodnar 77
T28. Tiffany Nichols 78
T32. Sagee Palavivatana 79

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