WOMEN'S GOLF SETS TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL RECORDS AT CAL POLY
ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. — The Sacramento State women's golf team set team and individual records at the Lamkin Grip/Cal Poly Invitational on Monday. Led by Julie Shutler and Samantha Saffold, the Hornets finished with the best 36-hole score in school history (603) as well as the best individual 36-hole mark (147).
As a team, Sacramento State shot 297 in the second round and finished fourth in the event. Cal State Northridge captured the team title with a total of 591. The Matadors were able to hold off Northern Arizona by one stroke and were 11 strokes better than third-place Xavier (602).
Sacramento State's final score of 306-297-603 was four strokes better than the previous 36-hole best of 607 which came at the 2006 Fresno State Invitational. Individually, Saffold and Shutler each had totals of 147 to break the previous record of 149 by two strokes.
On Monday, Shutler posted a career best of 69. That score ties her second all-time at Sacramento State and is just one stroke off the record of 68 set by Sarah Kuykendall in 2005. Coupled with her opening round of 78, she was able to better her career 36-hole best by nine strokes.
Saffold shot 71 on Sunday and added a round of 76. Her previous 36-hole low was 151 at the Cal Poly Invitational a year ago. The pair tied for fifth place in the field, five strokes behind CSN's Ashlee Nagamine (76-66-142).
Brooke Green finished tied for 19th at 78-74-152 while Justine Chen shot 79-78-157 to tie for 30th. Sacramento State also had Kercia Brakel and Annie Becker tie for 45th place. Brakel shot rounds of 80 and 81 while Becker carded scores of 83 and 78 while playing as an individual.
The tournament was the final fall event for Sacramento State. The team returns to action on March 1 at the Fresno State Invitational.
1. Cal State Northridge 298-293-591
2. Northern Arizona 300-292-592
3. Xavier 297-305-602
4. Sacramento State 306-297-603
5. Cal Poly 308-303-611
6. UC Riverside 313-306-619
7. British Columbia 309-313-622
8. Weber State 310-316-626
9. Portland 320-310-630
10. Montana State 334-301-635
11. Cal State Fullerton 320-316-636
12. Southern Utah 315-323-638
13. Cal State Bakersfield 329-318-647
14. Utah Valley 332-324-656
15. Eastern Washington 329-332-661
16. Idaho State 346-335-681
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Ashlee Nagamine, CSN, 76-66-142
2. Maddy Fletcher, CP, 72-71-143
T3. Stephanie Kim, NAU, 76-70-146
T3. Meghan Bremer, NAU, 74-72-146
T5. Samantha Saffold, SAC, 71-76-147
T5. Julie Shutler, SAC, 78-69-147
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T5. Samantha Saffold 71-76-147
T5. Julie Shutler 78-69-147
T19. Brooke Green 78-74-152
T30. Justine Chen 79-78-157
T45. Kercia Brakel 80-81-161
T45. Annie Becker 83-78-161