GOODYEAR, Ariz. --- Northern Arizona shot 311 in the third and final round of the Bobcat Desert Classic to edge the Sacramento State women''s golf team by one stroke on Wednesday at the Palm Valley Golf Course.
The Hornets, who led following the first two rounds, shot 322 on Wednesday and finished the three-round event at 938. Montana (939), Eastern Washington (940) and North Texas (944) completed the top five.
Sophomore Kim Coppin tied for seventh to lead the team. Coppin shot 73-78-83-233 to finish seven strokes behind NAU''s Sophia Choi who was the medalist at 75-76-75-226.
Sophomore Emily Longcrier finished 16th with a total of 235. Junior Margaux Sheehan had the low round on the team on Wednesday with a 78 and moved into a tie for 24th. Junior Jennifer Parkes shot 75-85-82-242 to tie for 38th and sophomore Heather LeMaster tied for 54th with a total of 248.
The second place finish was the third for the team this year. The Hornets previously finished second at the La Quinta Mountain Shootout and the Lady Aztec Fall Classic.
Sacramento State will return to action next Monday at the Colby Classic hosted by Santa Clara. The final tournament of the year will come in mid-April when the Hornets return to Goodyear, Ariz., for the Big Sky Conference Championships.
1. Northern Arizona 315-311-311/937
2. Sacramento State 301-315-322/938
3. Montana 316-308-315/939
4. Eastern Washington 312-313-315/940
5. North Texas 307-316-321/944
6. Oral Roberts 310-314-324/948
7. Northern Colorado 316-308/327/951
8. Montana State 314-320-321/955
9. Western New Mexico, 319-317-324/960
9. William & Mary 323-319-318/960
11. British Columbia, 323-324-328/975
12. Portland 325-326-327/978
13. Weber State 335-315-336/986
14. Grand Canyon 337-318-337/992
15. Wyoming 335-330-335/1000
16. Utah Valley State 360-338-357/1055
TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS
1. Sophia Choi, NAU, 75-76-75-226
2. Marry Hasselberg, UM, 80-74-75-229
T3. Erika Oldenkamp, W&M, 80-76-75-231
T3. Andra Lancaster, UNT, 76-74-81-231
T3. Heather Dorris, WNM, 76-76-79-231
T3. Pamela Ontiveros, ORU, 76-78-77-231
SACRAMENTO STATE FINISHERS
T7. Kim Coppin 73-78-82-233
16. Emily Longerier 78-77-80-235
T24. Margaux Sheehan 79-81-78-238
T38. Jennifer Parkes 75-85-82-242
T54. Heather LeMaster 75-79-94-248