SHUTLER SETS SACRAMENTO STATE 54-HOLE RECORD, FINISHES THIRD AT CHIP-N CLUB INVIATIONAL
LINCOLN, Neb. — Sophomore Julie Shutler set the school 54-hole record and finished third overall to lead the Sacramento State women's golf team at the Chip-N Club Invitational on Tuesday. Shutler entered the final round at 2-under with rounds of 70 and 72 on Monday and added another even-par round of 72 on the final day.
Her 54-hole total of 214 broke the Sacramento State record by two strokes. The previous mark of 216 was set by Margaux Sheehan at the 2007 Big Sky Conference Championship. In the process, Shutler also becomes the first female Hornet golfer to finish a tournament (both 36 and 54 holes) under par.
As a team, Sacramento State finished in fifth place with a total of 904. Missouri held its first-day lead and finished at 878 to win the event by 11 strokes. Host Nebraska was second (889) while Kansas (895) and Arkansas-Little Rock (900) were third and fourth, respectively.
On Tuesday, Shutler opened her round with three consecutive pars. She then double-bogeyed the par-3 4th hole (her first double bogey of the tournament) to move to 2-over. The Manteca, Calif., native moved back to even with a pair of pars and birdies on the par-4 6th and the par-4 8th before bogeying the par-5 9th. As she did for most of Monday, Shutler then ran off eight straight pars and ended the tournament with a birdie on the par-5 18th.
Fellow sophomore Justine Chen also cracked the top 10 in school history. Chen shot 74-72-77-223 to tie her own career best for sixth place in the Hornets' Division I era and tied for 12th in the field. Chen struggled early on Tuesday, bogeying four of her first nine holes. The back nine opened with a par on 10 and a birdie on the par-4 11th. Following a par on 12, she then bogeyed three straight holes before ending with consecutive pars and a birdie on 18.
Junior Samantha Saffold tied for 24th place at the tournament. Saffold shot 74-74-80-228. Her final round consisted of a birdie, nine pars, seven bogeys and a double-bogey.
Brooke Green tied for 55th overall with rounds of 83-76-81-240. Green mixed a birdie and 10 pars with six bogeys and a quadruple bogey on the par-4 8th.
Hannah Summerhays completed her Hornet debut at 82-82-85-249 to finish 72nd. Summerhays had six pars, 11 bogeys and a double-bogey on Tuesday.
Freshman Kerica Brakel, who was competing as an individual, tied for 55th. Brakel matched Green's total at 81-81-78-240.
North Dakota State's Amy Anderson, who was the USGA Junior Amateur champion in 2009, was the medalist. Anderson finished 6-under with rounds of 69-72-69-210. Her total was three shots ahead of Kansas' Emily Powers (70-72-71-213) who took advantage of an eagle on the par-5 18th to move ahead of Shutler.
Sacramento State will next compete at the Northwest Dodge Dealers Inland Cup hosted by Washington State beginning on Monday, Sept. 21.
1. Missouri 299-291-288-878
2. Nebraska 304-290-295-889
3. Kansas 301-295-299-895
4. Arkansas-Little Rock 303-306-291-900
5. Sacramento State 300-294-310-904
6. Illinois State 306-307-296-909
7. Kansas State 305-305-306-916
8. Wichita State 315-306-304-925
9. Missouri State 318-304-305-927
10. Arkansas State 315-316-306-937
11. Northern Iowa 312-319-316-947
12. North Dakota State 322-320-314-956
13. South Dakota State 328-312-319-959
14. Creighton 326-319-332-977
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Amy Anderson, NDSU, 69-72-69-210
2. Emily Powers, KU, 70-72-71-213
3. Julie Shutler, SAC, 70-72-72-214
T4. Ahnna Kim, MIZZOU, 75-72-70-217
T4. Julia Potter, MIZZOU, 73-74-70-217
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
3. Julie Shutler 70-72-72-214
T12. Justine Chen 74-72-77-223
T24. Samantha Saffold 74-74-80-228
T55. Brooke Green 83-76-81-240
72. Hannah Summerhays 82-82-85-249
T55. Kercia Brakel 81-81-78-240