TRIO HELPS WOMEN'S GOLF SURGE AT COLBY INVITATIONAL
Senior Kercia Brakel
was one of three Hornets to shoot 75 in the final round of the Colby Invitational.
SOUTH SAN JOSE, Calif. — With rounds of 75 from Lisa Persson, Tiffany Nichols and Kerica Brakel, the Sacramento State women's golf team improved its team score by 15 strokes during the final round of the SCU Colby Invitational.
The Hornets, who shot 329 in the opening round on Monday and were in 11th place, totaled 304 on Tuesday to finished tied for eighth. The team's second round score was tied for the third lowest of the day. Ball State won the team title with a total of 605. Fellow Indiana university IUPUI was second at 609.
Persson had the highest overall finish for Sacramento State, tying for sixth place with rounds of 74-75-149. The junior has had the best score on the team in each event during the fall.
Nichols tied for 18th at 80-75-155. Sophomore Lexie Hall and Brakel each tied for 47th. Hall had rounds of 86-79-165 while Brakel had the most significant improvement taking 15 strokes off her first round of 90.
Sacramento State also had several golfers competing as individuals. Among those were sophomore Sagee Palavivatana who shot 79-77-156 to tie for 20th. Nicollete Bondura tied for 21st at 78-79-157.
The Hornets travel to Hawaii for the Rainbow Wahine Invitational beginning on Oct. 30.
SCU Colby Invitational
South San Jose, Calif. • Silver Creek Valley Country Club
Par 72 • 6,224 Yards
1. Ball State 303-302-605
2. IUPUI 319-290-609
3. Santa Clara 307-308-615
4. UC Riverside 301-315-616
5. Seattle 321-304-625
6. Cal State Northridge 318-308-626
7. Cal Poly 313-316-629
T8. SACRAMENTO STATE 329-304-633
T8. Montana State 320-313-633
10. Northern Colorado 326-322-648
11. CSU Bakersfield 323-328-651
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Jenna Hague, BSU, 72-70-142
2. Lauren Kuss, IUPUI, 76-69-145
3. Clariss Guce, CSN, 70-76-146
4. Balbina Guajardo, SCU, 72-75-147
5. Kirsten Locke, CP, 74-74-148
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T6. Lisa Persson 74-75-149
T18. Tiffany Nichols 80-75-155
20. Sagee Palavivatana 79-77-156*
T21. Nicolette Bondura 78-79-157*
T47. Lexie Hall 86-79-165
T47. Kercia Brakel 90-75-165
53. Ellese Dias 87-89-166*
56. Rockelle Sande 89-79-168*
58. Natalie Bodnar 89-81-170
* Competed as individual