WOMEN'S GOLF PLACES NINTH AT ANTEATER INVITATIONAL
DOVE CANYON, Calif. — Freshman Justin Chen and sophomore Samantha Saffold each shot 77 to post the lowest rounds for the Sacramento State women’s golf team in the final round of the Anteater Invitational on Wednesday. The Hornets finished the three-round tournament in ninth place.
Long Beach State won the team title behind a great effort on Wednesday. The 49ers, who entered the day five strokes behind UC Davis and Idaho, shot 289 as a team and won the event by 12 strokes. The team’s total of 891 was followed by UC Davis (903), San Francisco (904), Idaho (907) and UC Irvine (919) in the top five.
Sacramento State shot 326-305-314 and remained in ninth place. The Hornets also led the four Big Sky Conference schools in the field, finishing ahead of Portland State (971), Northern Colorado (988) and Eastern Washington (1,022).
Chen recorded the low round on the team for the second time in three days. The freshman finished the tournament tied for 15th overall at 78-75-77-230. She also had the best finish among Big Sky athletes in the field.
Saffold enjoyed her best round of the tournament on Wednesday. The Sacramento native improved her score each day and tied for 46th overall at 84-82-77-243. Junior Brooke Green tied for 20th overall with rounds f 81-71-80-232.
Freshman Julie Shutler and junior Annie Becker completed the lineup. Shutler carded rounds of 83-77-80-240 to tie for 39th while Becker shot 87-82-82-251 to tie for 60th.
Chelsea Stelzmiller of UC Davis was the medalist with a total of 212 (72-69-71).
Sacramento State will next travel to Chandler, Ariz., for the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic at the Ocotillo Golf Resort. The event will serve as a tune-up for the Hornets who will return to Ocotillo for the Big Sky Championships on April 20-22.
1. Long Beach State 302-300-289-891
2. UC Davis 304-293-306-903
3. San Francisco 301-298-305-904
4. Idaho 303-294-310-907
5. UC Irvine 318-296-305-919
6. Cal Poly 324-298-302-924
7. Nevada 316-301-318-935
8. UC Riverside 305-310-321-936
9. Sacramento State 326-305-314-945
10. Portland State 328-325-318-971
11. Northern Colorado 336-335-317-988
12. Cal State San Marcos 344-326-325-995
13. Cal State Northridge 338-329-332-999
14. Eastern Washington 354-330-338-1022
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Chelsea Stelzmiller, UCD, 72-69-71-212
2. Jane Chin, UCI, 73-68-73-214
T3. Kay Hoey, LBSU, 73-74-69-216
T3. Lee Lopez, LBSU, 74-70-72-216
5. Danielle Cvitanov, USF, 73-72-76-221
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T15. Justin Chen 78-75-77-230
T20. Brooke Green 81-71-80-232
T39. Julie Shutler 83-77-80-240
T46. Samantha Saffold 84-82-77-243
T60. Annie Becker 87-82-82-251