Women's Golf Moves Up To Ninth Place At Wildcat Invite
Feb. 7, 2012
The San Diego State women's golf team finished its first tournament of 2012 in ninth place after posting a final-round 23-over 311 Tuesday at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational at the par-72, 6,321-yard Golf Club at Vistoso. The Aztecs had the seventh-best score in the field over the final 18 holes to improve by one spot on the leaderboard with a 63-over 927.
SDSU had two golfers place in the individual top 25, including junior Christine Wong (Richmond, B.C.), who tied for 16th place with an 8-over 224, and senior Malin Enarsson (Gothenburg, Sweden), who tied for 21st place with an 11-over 227. Wong had her highest score of the tournament in the final round, carding a 6-over 78 with no birdies and six bogeys. Enarsson, meanwhile, improved by two spots with the team's low 18 of the day with a 76, highlighted by birdies on the fourth and sixth holes.
Aztec junior Gina Clark (Murrieta, Calif.) was 1-under through her first eight holes, but then notched five consecutive bogeys followed by a triple-bogey on the par-4 10th. Clark still managed to cut two strokes off her second-round total with a 79 to climb from 47th into 41st with a 235.
SDSU junior Alessia Knight (Bologna, Italy) carded her low 18 of the tournament with a 78 to jump into 56th place, while freshman Amy Alston (Mission Viejo, Calif.) rounded out the Aztec starting five in 69th with a 254. After posting back-to-back career low rounds of 77, sophomore Rebecca Schneider (Cave Creek, Ariz.), who was competing as an individual, dropped 20 slots into 62nd place with an 89 to end the three-day event with a 243.
Arizona set a school record for a 54-hole tournament with a 13-under 851, easily defeating top-ranked and second place UCLA by 12 strokes. Wildcat Manon Gidali also cruised to the individual title by seven strokes with her 12-under 204.
San Diego State returns to action in about two weeks when it plays in the state of Nevada for the second time this season at the UNLV Spring Invitational, Feb. 20-21, at Cascata Golf Club in Boulder City.
Arizona Wildcat Invitational
Oro Valley, Ariz., Feb. 5-7, 2012
Golf Club at Vistoso - Par 72, 6,321 yards
Final Results - 54 Holes
Team Scoring (Top 5 teams out of 14)
1 No. 22 Arizona 285-274-292-851 (-13) 2 No. 1 UCLA 289-283-291-863 (-1) 3 No. 8 Arizona State 291-296-297-884 (+20) 4 No. 23 Colorado 301-294-310-905 (+41) 5 Oregon State 300-302-299-908 (+44) 9 No. 34 San Diego State 310-306-311-927 (+63)
Individuals (Top 3 Individuals out of 79) 1 Manon Gidali, Arizona 67-66-71-204 (-12) 2 Margarita Ramos, Ariz. 71-68-72-211 (-5) 3 Erynne Lee, UCLA 71-72-70-213 (-3)
San Diego State Golfers T16 Christine Wong 75-71-78-224 (+8) T21 Malin Enarsson 79-72-76-227 (+11) T41 Gina Clark 75-81-79-235 (+19) T56 Alessia Knight 81-82-78-241 (+25) T62 Rebecca Schneider * 77-77-89-243 (+27) T69 Amy Alston 86-82-86-254 (+38) *=Competing as an individual