OGDEN, Utah --- Sacramento State junior Margaux Sheehan has been selected the Big Sky Conference Golfer of the Week after winning the San Diego State Classic.
Sheehan, from Anchorage, Alaska, set a 54-hole school record with a 217 en route to a wire-to-wire victory. Sheehan opened the first round Monday with a four-under-par 68, tying the single-round school record. She followed with rounds of 75 and 74 to win by five shots over Mary Betancourt of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Sheehan was the only golfer to break 70 in the 72-player field.
The tournament was played at the par-72, 6,259-yard Auld Course in Chula Vista, Calif.
Sheehan became just the second Hornet to win a three-round tournament since the program started in 1996-97. Sheehan led all players with a 4.03 average on the par 4s. She was second on the par 3s with a 2.92 average. Sheehan recorded one eagle, eight birdies, and 36 pars during the tournament, which ended Tuesday. Sheehan broke the previous 54-hole school record set last season by Sarah Kuykendall by nine shots.
Sheehan helped Sacramento State to a second-place finish, 10 shots behind San Diego State. The Hornets finished at 916, which included a school-record 293 in the first round. Sacramento State led the 13-team field with 30 birdies.
Sheehan is the first Hornet to earn the honor this season.