GOODYEAR, Ariz. --- The Sacramento State women''s golf team shot 326 in the final round to finish in seventh place at the Big Sky Women''s Golf Championships Wednesday afternoon at the Palm Valley Golf Club.
Portland State overcame a 10-stroke deficit to win the team title after shooting 296 on Wednesday. The Vikings three-day total of 886 was 10 strokes better than second-place Eastern Washington (896). Weber State (920), Montana (931), Northern Arizona (932), Montana State (936), Sacramento State (947) and Idaho State (951) completed the eight-team field.
Sacramento State, which was playing with only four golfers during the final two rounds, shot its highest score of the tournament on Wednesday. Senior Courtney Cotter was the lone Hornet to break 80 as she shot 79 to end in a tie for 11th place. Cotter shot 75 in the first round and followed with 73 on Tuesday.
Jennifer Parkes shot 76-80-80-236 to finish 20th. Kathryn Cotter (88-77-81-246) tied for 31st while Sarah Kuykendall (78-83-86-247) tied for 34th. Margaux Sheehan shot 79 on Monday before withdrawing due to illness.
Northern Arizona''s Lauren Gray was the medalist after shooting 72 on Wednesday. Gray shot 74-70-72-216 to win the event by two strokes, Arielle Cherry of Idaho State led all players with 70 on Wednesday to place second.
The event was the final competition for the Sacramento State women during the 2003-04 season.
1. Portland State 294-296-296-886; 2. Eastern Washington 294-286-316-896; 3. Weber State 312-301-307-920; 4. Montana 310-314-307-931; 5. Northern Arizona 311-305-316-932; 6. Montana State 318-305-313-936; 7. Sacramento State 308-313-326-947; 8. Idaho State 314-314-323-951.
TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS (plus Sacramento State finishers)
1. Lauren Gray, NAU, 74-70-72-216; 2. Arielle Cherry, ISU, 73-75-70-218; T3. Jeana Lee, PSU, 78-71-73-222; Marci Hoover, WSU, 78-70-74-222; T5. Sarah Tiller, PSU, 77-74-72-223; Lisa Kajihara, PSU, 72-78-73-223; T11. Courtney Cotter, SAC, 75-73-79-227; 20. Jennifer Parkes, SAC, 76-80-80-236; T31. Kathryn Cotter, SAC, 88-77-81-246; T34. Sarah Kuykendall, SAC, 78-83-86-247.