SANTA ANA, Calif. — Sagee Palavivatana, Tiffany Nichols and Lissa Persson each shot 79 to tie for the team low during the third round of the UC Irvine Invitational on Tuesday at Santa Ana Country Club.
As a team, the Hornets shot 320 during the final round and fell to seventh place in the final standings. Gonzaga extended its first day lead after shooting 4-over as a team on Tuesday. The Bulldogs amassed a total of 885 and were 22 strokes better than second-place UC Irvine.
Alice Kim of Gonzaga was the medalist and earned the sponsor exception to the LPGA Tour's Kia Classic. Kim fired rounds of 67-72-76-215 to win by four strokes over North Dakota State's Amy Anderson.
For the second consecutive tournament, Palavivatana finished as the team's leader. The sophomore tied for 20th place with a 54-hole total of 77-75-79-231. During her third round, Palavivatana shot 40 on the front side and 39 on the back. Her round featured a birdie on the par-3 second, nine pars and eight bogeys.
Despite shooting 83 on Tuesday, Natalie Bodnar tied for 25th overall. Bodnar was tied for the team low during the round at the midway point with a 40 through her first nine holes but bogeyed seven of her final nine.
Nichols tied for 34th at 74-77-83-234. The junior led the team during the third round with four birdies but also had seven bogeys and a pair of double bogeys.
Persson struggled through her first nine holes, shooting 44 and standing at 8-over. She was able to regroup on the latter half of the course with birdies on the par-3 11th and the par-5 15th to go along with six pars and a bogey.
Lexie Hall tied for 59th place after shooting 79-85-85-249.
Sacramento State's next tournament will comp on April 8-10 at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic in Chander, Ariz.
UC Irvine Invitational Presented by Kia
Santa Ana, Calif. | Santa Ana CC
Par 72 | 5,831 Yards
1. Gonzaga 295-298-292-885
2. UC Irvine 308-301-298-907
3. Long Beach State 311-307-296-914
4. Portland State 310-308-304-922
5. UC Riverside 312-310-304-926
6. Santa Clara 306-315-308-929
7. Sacramento State 308-313-320-941
8. BYU 320-312-313-945
9. Idaho 317-320-310-947
10. North Dakota State 331-311-315-957
11. Montana 333-316-312-961
12. Northern Colorado 329-330-305-964
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Alice Kim, GON, 67-72-76-215
2. Amy Anderson, NDSU, 78-68-73-219
3. Britney Yada, PSU, 75-74-71-220
4. Michelle Park, UCI, 77-71-73-221
T5. Kassidy Teare, LBSU, 76-71-76-223
T5. Ronnie Valerio, UCI, 72-75-76-223
T5. Savannah Vilaubi, UCR, 76-74-73-223
SACRAMENTO STATE RESULTS
T20. Sagee Palavivatana 77-75-79-231
T25. Natalie Bodnar 74-77-83-234
T34. Tiffany Nichols 78-80-79-237
T49. Lisa Persson 81-81-79-241
59. Lexie Hall 79-85-85-249
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