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Kassidy Teare Fires Final Round 69 To Finish 10th At UC Irvine Invitational Presented By Kia
Kassidy Teare tied a career-low with her final round 69 at the UC Irvine Invitational presented by Kia to finish in 10th place and lead LBSU to fifth.  (Photos by Cameron Fujimoto/LBSU)

Kassidy Teare tied a career-low with her final round 69 at the UC Irvine Invitational presented by Kia to finish in 10th place and lead LBSU to fifth. (Photos by Cameron Fujimoto/LBSU)

Feb. 25, 2014

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Kassidy Teare fired a 3-under-par 69 in Tuesday's final round of the UC Irvine Invitational presented by Kia to finish in 10th place and lead Long Beach State to fifth at Santa Ana Country Club in Santa Ana.

LBSU recorded its lowest score of the tournament with a final round 290 to complete the two-day, 54-hole tournament at 30-over 894. The 49ers finished five shots ahead of fellow Big West Conference member No. 33-ranked UC Davis (+30) in sixth and 28 shots ahead of tournament host UC Irvine (+58) in eighth.

Eighth-ranked Stanford captured the team title as the Cardinal led the 13-team field with an even-864 and won by 13 shots over No. 37 Texas A&M (+13) in second and 15 strokes over No. 16 Pepperdine (+15) in third. Gonzaga placed fourth at 27-over.

Teare tied a career-low with her final round 69 as her scorecard was nearly bogey-free. The sophomore from Vista, Calif. started her round with two consecutive birdies from Nos. 1 and 2 to go 2-under through four holes. On the par-4 fifth, Teare would post her only bogey for the day as she would go 1-under on the next five holes. She would pick up birdies on Nos. 11 and 17 to finish out the round 3-under.  This was Teare's second top-10 finish this season and fourth overall.

Shawnee Martinez tied for 13th after carding a 74 to finish at 7-over 223. Martinez struggled on the front-nine, recording four straight bogeys on her first four holes of the round. She would collect one more bogey on the par-4 eighth to go 5-over through nine holes. After making the turn onto the back-nine, Martinez would go bogey-free on her remaining nine holes, while collecting birdies on the Nos. 10, 14 and 15. This was Martinez's second top-20 this year.

Junior Chaewon Park shot her lowest round of the tournament with an even-72 to place 17th at 9-over 225. Park recorded one birdie and one bogey, while making 16 pars en route to her first top-20 this season.

Sophomore Janelle Sua turned in her best performance as a 49er, recording her first top-20 finish as she tied for 20th at 11-over 227. Sua shot a 75 that was highlighted by one birdie and 13 pars.

Senior Rochelle Chan, playing as an individual, carded her best round of the tournament with a 73 to move up in the standings from 33rd to tie for 22nd. Chan posted three birdies for the round to finish the tournament with a 12-over 228.

Ashley Greer tied for 59th at 26-over after shooting an 80 and freshman Sachi Hamada, playing as an individual, shot an 81 to tie for 61st at 27-over.

The Cardinal's Mariah Stackhosue, ranked in eighth in the nation in Golfstat, won individual medalist honors with a 4-under 212, winning by two shots over Grace Na (-2) of Pepperdine. Stackhouse will receive a sponsor exemption into the fifth annual Kia Classic LPGA tournament at Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad for winning this year's UC Irvine Invitational.

LBSU returns to action Mar. 3-4, traveling to the San Fernando Valley for the Bruin Wave Invitational at El Caballero Country Club hosted by UCLA and Pepperdine.

 

5 Long Beach State 306 298 290 894
10 Kassidy Teare (3) 72 78 69 219
T13 Shawnee Martinez (1) 80 69 74 223
17 Chaewon Park (2) 76 77 72 225
T20 Janelle Sua (4) 78 74 75 227
T59 Ashley Greer (5) 83 79 80 242
Individuals
Pos. Player (Team) Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
T22 Rochelle Chan (Long Beach State) 74 81 73 228
T61 Sachi Hamada (Long Beach State) 83 79 81 243
T63 Brenna Carlson (UC Irvine) 77 81 86 244
69 Michelle Yang (UC Irvine) 0 0 0 0



Course:Santa Ana Country Club: 2014 UC Irvine Invitational     Par 72 - 5842 Yards
current 
position
team scoring rounds total 
score
to par thru today 1 2 3
1
8 Stanford
E F   -2 289 289 286 864
2
37 Texas A&M
+13 F   +1 297 291 289 877
3
16 Pepperdine
+15 F   -1 298 294 287 879
4
  Gonzaga
+27 F   +5 303 295 293 891
5
  Long Beach State
+30 F   +2 306 298 290 894
6
33 UC Davis
+35 F   +4 308 299 292 899
7
  Portland State
+57 F   +18 308 307 306 921
8
  UC Irvine
+58 F   +18 306 310 306 922
9
  Hawaii
+62 F   +21 303 314 309 926
10
  San Francisco
+64 F   +22 309 309 310 928
11
  Nevada
+71 F   +27 315 305 315 935
12
  Idaho
+76 F   +27 313 312 315 940
13
  UC Riverside
+77 F   +26 310 317 314 941

 

 

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