PERSSON LEADS FINAL ROUND SURGE FOR WOMEN'S GOLF
FRESNO, Calif. — Lisa Persson shot a 1-under par 71 and Sacramento State recorded the fifth best team score of the day during the final round of the Fresno State Lexus Classic on Tuesday.
The Hornets entered the day in 15th place but were able to finish in a tie for 10th after shooting 319-304-301-924. Long Beach State won the team title with a three-round total of 892.
Persson and Lexie Hall tied for 41st place for the highest individual finishes on the team. Persson shot 84-77 on Monday before tying her second lowest score at Sacramento State during the second round. Starting on the 10th hole, Persson immediately birdied the par-4 10th before back-to-back bogeys. A birdie on the par-5 13th returned her to even where she remained until bogeying the par-3 17th. Seven consecutive pars preceded a birdie on the par-4 seventh, a par on No. 8, and a birdie on the par-4 ninth.
Sagee Palavivatana overcame a difficult first day (80-83) with an even-par round of 72. The sophomore stood at 2-over with bogeys on Nos. 10 and 16 before a birdie on No. 17. She parred her nine of her remaining 10 holes along with with a birdie on the par-5 third.
Hall and Tiffany Nichols each shot 79 to count towards the team total. Hall bogeyed six of her first eight holes but halted the streak with a birdie on the par-4 18th. After bogeying three of the first four holes on the front side of the course, she ended with four pars and a birdie on the par-3 eighth.
Nichols tied for 60th overall with a total of 82-77-79-238. On Tuesday, her round consisted of 11 pars and seven bogeys.
Senior Kercia Brakel tied for 53rd overall after shooting 77-77-71-235. Brakel completed her tournament with a round which was comprised of a birdie on the par-4 fourth, six pars and 10 bogeys.
Sacramento State will next compete at the Big Sky Conference Championships in Chandler, Ariz., from April 21-23.
Fresno State Lexus Classic
Copper River CC | Fresno, Calif.
Par 72 | 6,212 Yards
1. Long Beach State 298-299-295-892
2. Tulsa 297-297-299-893
3. San Jose State 306-299-291-896
4. UC Irvine 301-300-302-903
5. Idaho 308-301-298-907
6. Oregon State 306-299-306-911
7. Nevada 302-304-307-913
8. Fresno State 312-301-302-915
9. New Mexico 312-301-302-915
T10. SACRAMENTO STATE 319-304-301-924
T10. Cal State Fullerton 306-314-304-924
12. Wyoming 315-300-312-927
13. UC Riverside 303-313-312-928
T14. Cal Poly 316-306-313-935
T14. Colorado State 310-311-314-935
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Simone Hoey, LBSU, 72-69-70-211
2. Luciane Lee, UCI, 70-71-74-215
3. Sammi Stevens, UNM, 73-69-76-218
4. Samantha Stancato, WYO, 74-71-75-220
T5. Chaewon Park, LBSU, 72-75-74-221
T5. Antonia Von Wnuck, TU, 72-75-74-221
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T41. Lexie Hall 80-73-79-232
T41. Lisa Persson 84-77-71-232
T53. Kercia Brakel 77-77-81-235
T53. Sagee Palavivatana 80-83-72-235
T60. Tiffany Nichols 82-77-79-238