SDSU Women's Golf Improves To 10th After Final Round Of Hawaii Tournament
March 19, 2008
KANEOHE, HAWAII -
The San Diego State women's golf team continued its jump up the standings as the Aztecs finished in 10th place overall at 98-over 962 Wednesday at the 23rd Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in Kanehoe, Hawaii. The Aztecs logged a final round 323 to beat out Gonzaga by eight strokes in SDSU's first 54-hole event of the spring at the par-72, 5,907-yard Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course.
Freshman Samantha Roberts (Carlsbad, Calif.) finished as the Aztecs' top golfer for the second consecutive tournament, posting a final round 77 to tie for 30th overall at 22-over 238. Junior Maki Kamimura (West Covina, Calif.) also recorded her best score of the three-day event with a 77 to move from 59th place into a tie for 35th at 24-over 240.
SDSU freshman Stephanie Arcala (Oceanside, Calif.) was the team's top golfer through the first 36 holes, but logged a disappointing 85 in the final 18 to end up at 29-over par. Redshirt sophomore Petra Cole (San Diego, Calif.) had the team's third-best round on the day with an 84, finishing just one stroke behind Arcala on the individual leaderboard in a tie for 64th place with a 30-over 246.
Senior Anna Booth (Coffs Harbour, Australia), who logged a team tournament-low 76 on Tuesday, finished with an 87 in the final 18 holes to tie for 72nd place with a 249.
Oklahoma State, which is ranked 15th nationally, logged the only sub-300 round by the 16-team field in the final 18 holes to capture the title by 13 strokes over No. 6 Arizona with a 16-over 880. The Wildcats, however, did claim the individual title as Alison Walshe was the only golfer to end up under par at 3-under 213, five strokes better than her nearest competitor, Oklahoma State's Pernilla Lindberg.
San Diego State rounds out its pre-conference tournament slate with a pair of events in two weeks at the Sacramento State Invitational, March 31 - April 1 and at the annual BYU Dixie Classic, April 1-2.
Final-scores with relation to par March 19, at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, played at the par-72, 5,907-yard Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course in Kaneohe, Hawaii.
Team Scoring (Top 5 teams)