Samammish, Wash. — Nishtha Madan shot a 2-under par round of 70 to claim her first collegiate victory at the UW Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational on Wednesday. The senior shot 74-70-144 in the rain-shortened tournament to finish four strokes ahead of the closest competitor. The Hornets finished in fourth place in the team standings.
Madan was near perfect during the final round with three birdies and a bogey. She parred her first eight holes and then moved to 1-under with a birdie on the par-3 ninth. Her lone bogey during the round came on the par-5 11th and was followed by four consecutive pars. Madan pulled away from the rest of the field with birdies on the par-4 16th and par-5 18th. The tournament marked her third top three finish of her career and followed her team-leading performance at The Princess Anne Invitational over the weekend where she shot 71-72-69-212.
Corinne Viden ranked second on the team and tied for ninth overall after shooting 76-75-151. Viden had a shaky start with three bogeys and a double bogey over the first seven holes. She bounced back by going 2-under over the final 11 to finish at 3-over. Viden started her run with six consecutive pars on Nos. 8-13. She then birdied the par-4 14th, parred No. 15, and birdied the par-4 16th. Her lone bogey on the back nine came on the par-3 17th hole and was followed by a birdie on the par-5 18th.
Sofie Babic shot 79 in the final round and finished tied for 13th at 74-79-153. Babic had bogeys on Nos. 3 and 5 to to leave her at 2-over on the front nine. She was 5-over on the back side of the course with a birdie on the par-5 11th, four bogeys and a double bogey.
Tess Blair completed the team score with an 82 and tied for 49th overall. The freshman had eight bogeys and a double bogey during her round. Sydney Smith tied for 57th overall at 81-90-171. Smith parred her first two holes but had just one more par the rest of her round. The sophomore finished with birdies on the par-5 11th and par-4 16th as well as nine bogeys, two double bogeys and two triple bogeys.
The Hornets also had a pair of individuals with Cloe Grand and Amelia Hicks shooting, 82 and 83, respectively. Grand finished in 48th place while Hicks tied for 59th.
BYU moved up four spots in the standings to take the team title. The Cougars totaled 306-301-607 over the two rounds to edge UC Davis by one stroke. Rutgers was third at 609 which left the team two strokes ahead of the Hornets.
Sacramento State will next compete at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Oahu, Hawaii, on Oct. 28-30.
UW EDEAN IHLANFELDT INVITATIONAL
Sahalee CC | Samammish, Wash.
Par 72 | 5,980 Yards
1. BYU 306-301-607
2. UC Davis 297-311-608
3. Rutgers 305-304-609
4. SACRAMENTO STATE 305-306-611
5. Washington 304-318-622
6. San Francisco 312-311-623
7. Nebraska 317-310-627
8. Cal Poly 317-311-628
T9. Long Beach State 310-321-631
T9. Seattle 312-319-631
11. Idaho 310-325-635
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Nishtha Madan, SAC, 74-70-144
T2. Kate Smith, NEB, 77-71-148
T2. Allysha Mae Mateo, BYU, 75-73-148
T4. Anna-Maria Diederichs, RUT, 75-74-149
T4. Jackie Lucena, UCD, 74-75-149
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
1. Nishtha Madan 74-70-144
T9. Corinne Viden 76-75-151
T13. Sofie Babic 74-79-153
T41. Sydney Smith 81-90-171
48. Cloe Grand 83-82-165*
T55. Tess Blair 84-82-166
T59. Amelia Hicks 92-83-175*
* Competing as an individual
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