SDSU Women's Golf Claims 2005 Lady Aztec Fall Classic Title
Oct. 18, 2005
CHULA VISTA, Calif. -
The San Diego State women's golf team earned its second tournament title of the season Tuesday, winning by 10 strokes following a third round 301 at the 2005 TaylorMade/adidas Lady Aztec Fall Classic in Chula Vista, Calif. The Aztecs entered the day with a two-stroke advantage over their nearest competitor Sacramento State and ended up with a 54-hole total of 42-over 906 at the par-72, 6,259-yard (The) Auld Course.
Sacramento State, which owned a seven-stroke lead after the first 18 holes, finished 10 behind SDSU at 52-over 916, while Montana jumped from fourth to third with a 55-over 919, including a 307 in the final round.
Sacramento State's Margaux Sheehan maintained the individual lead throughout the tournament, earning medalist honors by five strokes with a 1-over 217. Texas A&M Corpus Christi's Mary Betancourt and Cal State Northridge's Jennifer Yoo tied for second at 6-over 222.
The Aztecs got key efforts Tuesday from freshman Maki Kamimura (West Covina, Calif.) and junior Jamie Oliver (Los Alamitos, Calif.), who fired final round 73s. Kamimura's 73 helped her jump in the final individual standings from 17th into a tie for seventh with teammate Heather MacRae (Dunblane, Scotland) at 10-over 226.
The San Diego State `B' team maintained its position in the overall team standings, recording a sixth-place finish behind sophomore Anna Booth's (Coffs Harbour, Australia) 10th place performance of 11-over 227.
Aztec freshman Heather Wilson (Chula Vista, Calif.) competed individually and was 12th overall in her first college tournament at 12-over 228, including a 76 in the final 18 holes.
With the win, SDSU has captured the Lady Aztec Fall Classic in two of the last three seasons. In 2003, the team cruised to a 13-stroke victory with a school-record 878 in 54 holes.
The Aztecs will take a two-week break before heading to their final fall tournament, the Kent Youel Invitational, Nov. 1-2, in Kapolei, Hawaii.