WOMEN'S GOLF FINISHES EIGHTH AT COWGIRL CLASSIC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State women's golf team wrapped up play at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic by finishing in eighth place on Tuesday at the Southern Dunes Golf Club. The Hornets were led by a 2-over par round of 74 by senior Lisa Persson.
Freshman Chloe Bartek had the highest finish for the Hornets, placing ninth with a career 54-hole best total of 77-71-76-224. Person tied for 17th and Rockelle Sande tied for 22nd and also set her career best for 54 holes (78-74-76-228).
New Mexico State finished first in the team standings and was nine strokes ahead of Santa Clara. NMSU was the only team to finish under 300 in all three rounds and totaled 297-296-294-887. Tulsa and Boise State each shot 901 to tie for third while Lamar was fifth at 303.
Sacramento State was second among the eight Big Sky Conference schools in the field. The Hornets shot 305-301-306-912 and finished three strokes back of Montana. The teams will all meet again in the Phoenix area for the Big Sky Championships on April 21-23.
Much like her first round of 72, Persson played Tuesday with only birdies, pars and bogeys. The senior began with a birdie on the par-3 sixth, bogeyed the par-4 eighth and then parred her next six holes. Bogeys on the par-4 15th and par-3 17th moved her to 2-over before she birdied the par-4 first. After three pars, Persson ended the tournament with a bogey on the par-4 fifth.
Bartek and Sande each shot 76 to tie for the second best round by a Hornet during the day. Bartek's round featured some streaky play as she bogeyed her first two holes (Nos. 5 and 6) and then parred her next three. Birdies on the par-4 10th and par-3 11th returned her to even before she had three consecutive bogeys and two pars. From there, she bogeyed the par-3 17th, parred Nos. 18, 1 and 2, birdied the par-5 third and bogeyed the par-3 fourth.
Sande started with five birdies and was still even after her first 10 holes after a bogey on No. 11 and a birdie on No. 13. Back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 16 and 17 came before two pars and a double bogey on the par-4 second. She remained at 4-over with three bogeys.
Tiffany Nichols contributed the final score towards the team total with a round of 80. Nichols' round consisted of two birdies, nine pars, four bogeys and three double bogeys. She finished the tournament tied for 58th place at 78-78-80-236.
Sagree Palavivatana tied for 71st with rounds of 81-78-81-240 . On Tuesday, Palavivatana had a birdie on the par-5 third, nine pars, seven bogeys and a triple bogey.
Wyoming Cowgirl Classic
Maricopa, Ariz. | Ak-Chin Southern Dunes GC
Par 72 | 6,231 Yards
1. New Mexico State 297-296-294-887
2. Santa Clara 298-302-296-896
T3. Tulsa 300-301-300-901
T3. Boise State 302-296-303-901
5. Lamar 301-298-304-903
T6. Montana 314-301-294-909
T6. BYU 308-304-297-909
8. SACRAMENTO STATE 305-301-306-912
9. Nevada 307-300-311-918
10. Portland State 306-306-309-921
11. Seattle 303-320-306-929
T12. Wyoming 312-321-303-936
T12. Oral Roberts 303-319-314-936
14. UTEP 314-306-318-938
T15. Eastern Washington 323-320-318-961
T15. Southern Utah 310-332-319-961
17. Montana State 326-319-319-964
18. Weber State 319-316-331-966
19. Northern Colorado 319-328-320-967
20. Utah Valley 316-335-317-968
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
T1. Annie Freeman, SCU, 72-74-69-215
T1. Samantha Martin, BSU, 76-68-71-215
T1. Camille Orito, NMSU, 71-70-74-215
4. Valeria Macias, NMSU, 72-74-74-220
5. Antonia VonWnuck, Tulsa, 77-71-73-221
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
9. Chloe Bartek 77-71-76-224
T17. Lisa Persson 72-81-74-227
T22. Rockelle Sande 78-74-76-228
T58. Tiffany Nichols 78-78-80-236
T71. Sagee Palavivatana 81-78-81-240