CHEN SHOOTS SEASON-BEST 75 IN THIRD ROUND OF GOLFWEEK CONFERENCE CHALLENGE
VAIL, Colo. — The Sacramento State women's golf team concluded play at the Golfweek Conference Challenge on Wednesday with a round of 319. The Hornets finished 17th in the 18 team field with a total of 963.
During the final round, Justine Chen led Sacramento State with a round of 75. Chen moved into a tie for 55th place and finished with a total of 81-81-75-237. Her final round score was the best by a Hornet golfer this season. Chen began her round on the 16th hole and was 2-under through her first six holes with birdies on 17, 18, 2 and 3. Back-to-back bogeys moved her to even and she eventually stood at 4-over after 16 holes. Chen ended her round with a par of 14 and birdied the par-5 15th.
Samantha Saffold carded a 77 for the second best round of the day by a Hornet. The senior got off to a great start, birdying the par-5 18th to start her day. She played the remaining 17 holes with nine pars and eight bogeys.
Julie Shutler shot 81-77-82-240 to tie for 61st overall. Shutler endured a little of everything during her final round with three birdies, five pars, seven bogeys, and three double-bogeys.
The final counting score on Wednesday belonged to Kercia Brakel. The sophomore shot 83 and finished at 80-84-83-247. On Wednesday, Brakel had three birdies and eight pars but also recorded three bogeys, a double-bogey and two quadruple-bogeys.
Freshman Ellese Dias added a round of 88 and finished in 90th place.
Virginia won the team title with a total of 877. Arizona was second at 883 while Tulane (889), UC Davis (891) and Tennessee (894) completed the top five.
Sacramento State will conclude the fall portion of its schedule at the Cal Poly Lamkin Grip Invitational beginning on Nov. 1.
1. Virginia 287-303-287-877
2. Arizona 292-296-295-883
3. Tulane 287-304-298-889
4. UC Davis 293-294-304-891
5. Tennessee 304-299-291-894
6. UNLV 294-299-303-896
7. Denver 296-296-305-897
8. Minnesota 298-306-296-900
9. Pepperdine 297-308-298-903
10. Chattanooga 303-310-298-911
11. Texas A&M 307-314-311-932
12. San Jose State 302-310-322-934
13. Harvard 310-314-316-940
14. Missouri State 314-314-317-945
T15. Coastal Carolina 322-316-310-948
T15. Campbell 317-320-311-948
17. SACRAMENTO STATE 325-319-319-963
18. Central Arkansas 329-319-318-966
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Brittany Altomare, UVa, 69-73-70-212
2. Janine Fellows, TU, 70-73-70-213
3. Therese Koelbaek, UNLV, 69-70-75-214
T4. Kelly Drack, DU, 76-71-70-217
T4. Michele Edlin, MINN, 74-72-71-217
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T55. Justine Chen 81-81-75-237
T61. Julie Shutler 81-77-82-240
T77. Samantha Saffold 83-82-79-244
T84. Kercia Brakel 80-84-83-247
90. Ellese Dias 95-79-88-262