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LBSU Claims UC Irvine Invitational Team Title To Close Fall Season

Oct. 31, 2017

Santa Ana, Calif. -

The Long Beach State Women's Golf team captured the UC Irvine Invitational team title on Tuesday afternoon at the Santa Ana Country Club to close out the fall season.

LBSU (+15) posted a 294 to jump into the lead and hold off second-place Pepperdine (+17) by two shots to win the title. The Waves recorded the day's lowest round with a 290. It was the first title for the Beach since winning the LBSU hosted The Gold Rush tournament back in 2015.

Second round leader Colorado State fell to third after posting a 303 to finish at 18-over, followed by Idaho (+30) in fourth and the LBSU "B" team (+31) in fifth.

Junior Cara Barker was the top player for the Beach after firing a final round 69 to surge 10 spots in the standings to place fourth. Barker's scorecard was bogey-free as the Coronado, Calif. native recorded three birdies and 15 pars. She competed the tournament with a 54-hole score at even-216.

Junior Haley Tygret shot a 73 to move up three spots, tying for sixth with a 2-over 218, followed by senior Jennifer Yu tying for 12th after posting a 77, finishing the tournament at 5-over.

 

 

Sophomore Maria Davis carded a 75, tying for 21st at 9-over 225 and fellow classmate Holland Shourds shot a 78 to tie for 50th at 18-over.

Redshirt sophomore Euna Pak was the top player for the LBSU "B" team, placing third after firing a final round 71 with six birdies to finish with a 54-hole score of 5-under 211. She led the “B” team to a finish in the Top five in front of Cal State Fullerton, UC Riverside, and the hosts UC Irvine.

Redshirt senior Savannah Knox finished in 20th after posting a 78 for an 8-over, followed by senior Sachi Hamada tying for 40th after shooting a 74 at 14-over and junior Breann Fox tying for 44th at 15-over after turning in a 76.

Senior Felicia Taverrite shot an 86 to tie for 66th at 33-over.

The Rams' Katrina Predergast captured individual medalist with a 9-under 207, as she won by three shots over the Vandals' Sophie Hausman at 6-under just in front of Pak.

LBSU returns to action on Monday, Feb. 12, hosting the two-day, 54-hole The Gold Rush at El Dorado Park Golf Course.

Final Leaderboard:
1. Long Beach State - +15
2. Pepperdine - +17
3. Colorado State - +18
4. Idaho - +30
5. Long Beach State (B) - +31
6. UC Irvine - +32
T7. UC - Riverside - +45
T7. CSU Fullerton - +45
9. Northern Illinois - +50
10. San Francisco - +53
11. UC Irvine (B) - +95

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