Chan, 49ers Comes Up Short In Valiant Comeback At The Gold Rush Presented By Farmers Insurance
Senior golfer ties for second after being seven shots behind after second round
April 8, 2014
YORBA LINDA, Calif. - Senior Rochelle Chan fired a season-low 2-under-par 70 in Tuesday's final round of The Gold Rush presented by Farmers Insurance, tying for second-place and leading the Long Beach State women's golf team to second at Yorba Linda Country Club.
Tournament host LBSU made a valiant comeback on the last day after being 13 shots down to tournament leading Gonzaga after Monday's second round. The 49ers posted the lowest score of the tournament with a 292 to finish just four shots behind the Bulldogs, claiming the team title with a 29-over 893. LBSU completed the two-day, 54-hole tournament at 33-over 897.
UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton tied for third at 49-over, while Cal State Northridge placed fifth at 54-over.
Recording one of her best performances of the year, Chan came out with a strong start from the par-4 16th going 2-under on her first three holes with two consecutive birdies on Nos. 17 and 18. Coming out of the turn onto the front-nine, the Torrance native would par her next three holes before picking up her third birdie of the day on the par-4 4th to go 3-under. Chan would remain 3-under on the next eight holes before recording her only bogey of the round on the par-3 13th. She would end the day with two consecutive pars on the 14th and 15th holes.
Chan's final day score of 70 was her lowest round of the tournament, giving her a 54-hole score of 1-over 217. Chan finished just two strokes behind individual medalist Alice Kim of Gonzaga, after being seven strokes back going into the final round.
Sophomore Shawnee Martinez shot a 76 to tie for seventh at 9-over with two birdies, 10 pars and six bogeys.
Junior Chaewon Park carded her best round of the tournament with a 73 to finish one shot behind Martinez, tying for ninth at 10-over, that was highlighted by three birdies, 11 pars and four bogeys.
Sophomore Kassidy Teare also posted her lowest score of the tournament with a 73 to move up in the standings to tie for 15th at 13-over. Teare collected three birdies and 12 pars for the day.
Sophomore Janelle Suashot an 81 to tie for 41st at 24-over.
LBSU returns to action Apr. 13-15, traveling to the central coast for the Big West Conference Championship at San Luis Obispo Country Club.
|2||Long Beach State||305||300||292||897|
|T2||Rochelle Chan (4)||74||73||70||217|
|T7||Shawnee Martinez (3)||75||74||76||225|
|T9||Chaewon Park (1)||77||76||73||226|
|T15||Kassidy Teare (2)||79||77||73||229|
|T41||Janelle Sua (5)||80||79||81||240|
|Course:Yorba Linda Country Club: The Gold Rush presented by Farmers Insurance Par 72 - 6077 Yards
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