PULLMAN, Wash. — Senior Lisa Persson shot 75 and freshman Chloe Bartek 76 to pace the Sacramento State women's golf team in the final round of the WSU Cougar Cup on Tuesday at the Palouse Ridge GC.
In heavy rain, Persson continued her hot play from the second round on Monday and finished tied for 20th overall at 83-76-75-234. She started her day on the ninth hole with a birdie on the par-5 but was 1-over after alternating pars and bogeys over the next four holes. Persson used birdies on the par-4 14th and par-5 17th to stand at 1-under through her first nine holes. However, she bogeyed four of her final eight holes to finish at 3-over.
Bartek was able to battle the elements in her native Pacific Northwest as the Vancouver, Wash., native ran off nine consecutive pars after opening with two bogeys. Bartek was tripped up by three straight bogeys (Nos. 3-5) before ending with a birdie on the par-4 seventh and three pars. Overall, the freshman finished tied for 31st place at 78-83-76-237.
Tiffany Nichols ranked second on the team and tied for 26th in the tournament at 76-82-78-236. Nichols was 4-over through her first three holes but earned one back with a birdie on the par-3 11th. After trading three birdies and two bogeys she double bogeyed the par-5 17th and birdied the par-5 18th. Her final seven holes consisted of a birdie, five pars and a bogey.
Sagee Palavivatana matched Nichols' 78 and tied for 43rd with a total of 75-82-83-240. On Tuesday, Palavivatana had a birdie, eight pars, seven bogeys and two double bogeys.
Nicolette Bondura finished in 56th after shooting 85 in the final round. Bondura had two birdies, seven pars, three bogeys and five double bogeys.
Rockelle Sande who was competing as an individual, tied for 43rd with a total of 81-83-76-240. In her final round, Sande had a birdie, 12 pars and five bogeys.
Host Washington State won the team title by 12 strokes over Gonzaga. WSU was led by medalist Mallory Kent who shot 70-70-72-212.
Sacramento State will next compete at the Rose City Collegiate on Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Aurora, Ore.
WSU Cougar Cup
Pullman, Wash. | Palouse Ridge GC
Par 71 | 6,890 Yards
1. Washington State 297-291-298-886
2. Gonzaga 304-290-304-898
3. Idaho 309-303-302-914
4. Santa Clara 312-296-312-920
5. BYU 310-291-321-922
6. Portland State 302-315-310-927
7. SACRAMENTO STATE 305-323-312-940
8. Wyoming 310-319-315-944
9. Montana 323-311-319-953
10. Eastern Washington 334-318-319-971
11. Seattle 318-317-341-976
12. Montana State 320-329-334-983
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Mallory Kent, WSU, 70-70-72-212
T2. Lea Garner, BYU, 74-71-74-219
T2. Alice Kim, GON, 71-74-74-219
T4. Rachel Lewis, WSU, 77-71-74-222
T4. Ciera Min, GON, 75-73-74-222
T4. Kristen Rue, WSU, 78-70-74-222
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T20. Lisa Persson 83-76-75-234
T26. Tiffany Nichols 76-82-78-236
T31. Chloe Bartek 78-83-76-237
T43. Sagee Palavivatana 75-82-83-240
T43. Rockelle Sande* 81-83-76-240
56. Nicolette Bondura 76-85-85-246
July 3, 2014 BARTEK, PERSSON NAMED WGCA ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLARS
April 30, 2014 PERSSON, BARTEK, NICHOLS EARN ALL-BIG SKY HONORS
April 22, 2014 WOMEN'S GOLF FINISHES SECOND AT BIG SKY CHAMPIONSHIP
April 8, 2014 WOMEN'S GOLF FINISHES EIGHTH AT COWGIRL CLASSIC
March 18, 2014 PERSSON FINISHES THIRD, TEAM SIXTH AT FRESNO STATE CLASSIC
March 1, 2014 PERSSON SHOOTS 71, WOMEN'S GOLF IN SECOND AT RED ROCKS
February 11, 2014 WOMEN'S GOLF FINISHES MATADOR INVITATATIONAL IN SIXTH PLACE
February 10, 2014 PALAVIVATANA HELPS WOMEN'S GOLF TO HOT START AT MATADOR INVITE
January 29, 2014 WOMEN'S GOLF PICKED TO FINISH SECOND IN BIG SKY POLL
November 21, 2013 WOMEN'S GOLF ADDS ASHTA MADAN TO SIGNING CLASS
November 13, 2013 DUNAWAY SIGNS NLI TO COMPETE FOR WOMEN'S GOLF
October 31, 2013 WOMEN'S GOLF WINS TITLE AT RAINBOW WAHINE INVITATIONAL
October 30, 2013 WOMEN'S GOLF IN THIRD ENTERING FINAL ROUND OF RAINBOW WAHINE INVITE
October 1, 2013 WOMEN'S GOLF PLACES EIGHTH AT ROSE CITY COLLEGIATE
September 30, 2013 WOMEN'S GOLF BATTLES WEATHER AT ROSE CITY COLLEGIATE
September 24, 2013 WOMEN'S GOLF FINISHES SEVENTH AT WASHINGTON STATE
September 23, 2013 WOMEN'S GOLF BEGINS SEASON AT WSU COUGAR CUP