WOMEN'S GOLF IN THIRD ENTERING FINAL ROUND OF RAINBOW WAHINE INVITE
WAHIAWA, Hawaii — Sagee Palavivatana and Chloe Bartek each shot 75 to lead Sacramento State in the second round of the Rainbow Wahine Invitational on Wednesday.
With the help of the duo, Sacramento State shot 303 as a team and sits in third place in the tournament with a two-round score of 602. The team enters the final round trailing host Hawaii by three strokes and is one stroke back of New Mexico State.
Palavivatana moved into a tie for 14th place overall with her lowest round of the year. The junior alternated bogeys and birdies over her first four holes. That run included a birdie on the par-4 first hole and the par-5 third. From there, she parred eight of her next nine holes along with a bogey to stand at 1-over. Palavivatana concluded her round with three pars and two bogeys.
Bartek matched her season low and is tied for 23rd at 79-75-154. The freshman opened with nine consecutive pars (holes 17-7) and stayed even through 12 holes after bogeying the par-4 eighth and birdying the par-4 ninth. Three bogeys and three pars over her last six holes left her at 3-over.
Rockelle Sande's round of 76 and Tiffany Nichols' 77 provided the final two scores towards the team total. Sande jumped into a tie for 18th place overall (76-76-152) while Nichols stands in seventh (73-77-150). Sande's round featured two birdies, 11 pars, four pars and a double bogey. Nichols was steady with 13 pars and five bogeys.
Lisa Persson shot 78 and is tied for 18th with a two-round total of 152. Persson had two birdies and 11 pars to go along with three bogeys, a double bogey and triple bogey.
The team was also represented by Nicolette Bondura and Lexie Hall who were each competing as individuals. Bondura sits in 43rd place at 83-81-164. Hall is tied for 45th at 85-81-166.
Kaitlen Parsons of Northern Arizona moved into the individual lead with an even-par second round. Parsons' total of 73-72-145 places her one stroke above BYU's Selu Fotu (75-71-146) and two ahead of Hawaii's Raquel Ek (74-73-147).
RAINBOW WAHINE INVITATIONAL
Leilehua GC | Wahiawa, Hawaii
Par 72 | 6,288 Yards
1. Hawaii 304-295-599
2. New Mexico State 305-296-601
3. SACRAMENTO STATE 299-303-602
4. Colorado State 305-298-603
T5. BYU 312-302-614
T5. Northern Arizona 313-301-614
7. Grand Canyon 313-309-622
8. Utah Valley 318-305-623
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Kaitlen Parsons, NAU, 73-72-145
2. Selu Fotu, BYU, 75-71-146
3. Raquel Ek, HAW, 74-73-147
T4. Betsy Kelly, CSU, 74-75-149
T4. Isabella Leung, HAW, 76-73-149
T4. Christina Spinzig, CSU, 77-72-149
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T7. Tiffany Nichols 73-77-150
T14. Sagee Palavivatana 76-75-151
T18. Lisa Persson 74-78-152
T18. Rockelle Sande 76-76-152
T23. Chloe Bartek 79-75-154
43. Nicolette Bondura 83-81-164*
T45. Lexie Hall 85-81-166*
* Competing as an individual