WOMEN'S GOLF FINISHES EIGHTH AT FRESNO STATE LEXUS GOLF CLASSIC
FRESNO, Calif. — Junior Brooke Green shot 77 to lead the Sacramento State women’s golf team in the final round of the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic, Tuesday at the Copper River Golf Club. As a team, the Hornets finished in eighth place with a total of 308-303-316-927.
Green played her first seven holes at 1-over but bogeyed the par-3 4th and par-4 5th to make the turn at 39. She opened the back nine with a birdie on the par-4 10th and then added three straight pars. A bogey on 14 was followed by three more pars before Green finished her round with a double-bogey on the par-4 18th. Her three-round total of 75-82-77-234 tied her for 34th overall and ranked her third on the team.
Freshman Julie Shutler retained her team lead in the final day and tied for 22nd overall. Shutler shot 79-71 on Monday and added a round of 79 on Tuesday for a 54-hole total of 229. On Tuesday, Shutler parred the first four holes but then bogeyed three of the next five to place her at 3-over at the midway point of her round. Shutler parred her first three holes on the back nine and birdied the par-5 13th. A par of the 15th was sandwiched by double-bogeys to move her to 6-over with two holes left. The Manteca, Calif., native parred the 17th and ended her round with a bogey on the par-4 18th.
Fellow freshman Justine Chen matched Shutler with a 79 on Tuesday. Chen was 33rd overall at 78-75-79-233. Chen’s front nine was eventful as it featured one birdie, two pars, four bogeys and a double-bogey. She settled down on the back with four straight pars and birdie on the par-3 14th. However, Chen bogeyed three of the final four holes to shoot 38 on the back nine.
Sophomore Samantha Saffold tied for 29th overall at 75-76-81-232. Saffold was 1-over on the front nine on Tuesday with one birdie, six pars and two bogeys. Her back nine had four pars, two bogeys and three doubles. Freshman Hayley Holloway rounded out the lineup at 84-81-84-249 to tie for 62nd. Holloway concluded the tournament with a 43 on the front and 41 on the back.
The final three holes on Tuesday were treacherous for Sacramento State as the team’s five players combined to play those holes at 11-over.
UC Irvine won the team title with a total of 297-294-300-891. The Anteaters finished one stroke ahead of San Francisco (297-293-302-892) for top honors. The pair were followed by Long Beach State (896), UC Davis (899) and San Diego State (902). Sacramento State finished five strokes ahead of fellow Big Sky Conference team Portland State.
Santa Clara’s Miki Ueoka was the medalist after finishing the 54 holes at 7-under 68-69-72-209.
The Hornets will return to action on March 23 for the Sacramento State Invitational which they will host at Valley Hi Country Club.
1. UC Irvine 297-294-300-891
2. San Francisco 297-293-302-892
3. Long Beach State 298-303-295-896
4. UC Davis 296-298-305-899
5. San Diego State 299-302-301-902
6. Fresno State 305-306-304-915
7. Nevada 304-305-311-920
8. Sacramento State 308-303-316-927
T9. Santa Clara 303-308-321-932
T9. Portland State 298-313-321-932
11. Hawaii 308-313-324-943
12. Gonzaga 311-317-316-944
13. Boise State 317-313-321-951
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Miki Ueoka, SC, 68-69-72-209
2. Kay Hoey, LBSU, 69-72-71-212
3. Alice Kim, UCD, 69-72-72-213
4. Hillary Packard, UCI, 71-72-73-216
T5. Jane Chin, UCI, 73-72-73-218
T5. Danielle Cvitanov, USF, 73-71-74-218
T5. Chelsea Stelzmiller, UCD, 71-72-75-218
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T22. Julie Shutler 79-71-79-229
T29. Samantha Saffold 75-76-81-232
33. Justine Chen 79-75-79-233
T34. Brooke Green 75-82-77-234
T62. Hayley Holloway 84-81-84-249