Aztec Women's Golf Heads To Fresno State For Second Straight Year
Feb. 26, 2007
Aztecs Head To Fresno For Second Straight Year
SDSU will face a field that includes five teams ranked in the top 50 nationally and an additional six in the top 75 according to Golfweek, including No. 13 Denver. The Aztecs' are ranked 93rd this week by Golfweek and 97th by Golfstat.
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Kamimura is the lone Aztec to have competed in last year's event, where she took 84th with matching rounds of 81 for a two-day total of 18-over 162.
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MacRae logged a 74 in Tuesday's final round for her fifth individual top-10 finish in six outings. Her two-day score of 147 beat her previous career best for 36 holes by one stroke and is tied for fourth in the Aztec record book with Sandy Kim's 2001 effort at the Pioneer Intercollegiate.
MacRae was one of two SDSU players to log a 74 on the final day, as classmate Megan Mulhaupt jumped 13 spots in the individual standings to tie for 47th with a two-day and career-best total of 9-over 153. Freshman Heather Wilson (Chula Vista, Calif.) improved her first round score by eight strokes to end up tied for 75th with a 160, while freshman Maki Kamimura and sophomore Anna Booth (Coffs Harbour, Australia) finished 84th and 99th, respectively.
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"This was a good start to the spring," Aztec head coach Felicia Brown said. "We know what we need to work on now and Fresno will be a good test for us in two weeks."
SDSU had four players finish in the top 11 among the 94 golfers in the event. Sophomore Alana Erlandson improved two spots in the final standings, posting a 3-over 75 for a two-day score of 152, to end up tied for third place, her best-ever career finish. Redshirt sophomore Jackie Kazarian, who fired a 4-over 76 on Monday, was unable to replicate her performance, posting a 79 to finish tied for seventh with a 155.
The Aztecs' other three golfers each duplicated their first-round scores. Senior Jamie Oliver and sophomore Maki Kamimura both carded first-round scores of 78 and followed that up with a 79 to tie for 11th place at 13-over 157. Junior transfer Kim Carmody rounded out SDSU's starting five with a 36-hole score of 166.
Three Aztecs also competed as individuals. Junior Anna Booth moved up six slots into a tie for 18th with a second-round 80 for a two-day total of 161. Junior MacKenzie Swecker (Winnemucca, Nev.) tied for 44th place (168), while redshirt freshman Ashley Wood (Lake Tahoe, Calif.) ended up tied for 67th (174).
San Diego State's team score of 621 was three strokes better than its winning performance at last year's Lady Braveheart Challenge, which it won with a 48-over 624 on the same golf course.
Looking Back At The Fall Season
Individually, the Aztecs swept the top two spots at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Shootout in Flagstaff, Ariz., Sept. 18-19. Anna Booth claimed medalist honors with a 2-over 148, just one stroke better than teammate Maki Kamimura, who carded a 3-over 149.
Four SDSU players ended their fall campaign with a sub-78.00 stroke average, including Alana Erlandson, who posted a team-best 76.88 average in eight rounds.
Head Coach Felicia Brown