Leander Wins Meadow Club Intercollegiate By Three Shots

March 7, 2017

Fairfax, Calif.-- San José State senior women's golfer My Leander shot a three-under 69 in the final round of the Meadow Club Intercollegiate to win the individual title with a five-under 211 Tuesday.

Leander started the day in second place at two-under 142, and one shot behind Siyun Liu from Illinois. Leander began the final round on hole eight and birdied the par-three 139-yard hole. She then made seven consecutive pars before a bogey on #16 put her back to even par. She made pars and #17 and #18 to stay at even before playing her final seven holes.

Over her final seven holes, Leander was three-under par, making back-to-back birdies on the par-five #1 and par-four #2. A par on hole three was followed by a birdie on the par-four #4, and then closed out her round with three pars.

Leander finished the tournament with 36 pars, 10 birdies and an eagle made. She has recorded under-par rounds in six consecutive rounds and seven of her eight rounds this spring. Leander won her second tournament of the season after winning the Ptarmigan Ram Classic to start the season with a six-under 210.

"I knew I needed to have some red numbers today," said Leander. "I went out there with a lot of confidence and gave myself opportunities to make birdies, especially over the last nine holes.  I have gotten better as a putter and am not making as many bogeys now."


 

 

Overall, San José State finished the tournament in sixth place at 891 after shooting a 292 in the final round. San Diego State won the tournament at 870, followed by Brigham Young at 874, Illinois at 881, California at 882 and Michigan at 888.

Individually, Spartan Abegail Arevalo recorded her second consecutive and third overall top-20 finish as she tied for 15th at 222. Her final-round 74 included an eagle on the par-five #15, and birdies on her first (#9) and last holes (#8) of the day.

Alexandra Cooper shot her best round of the season with a one-under 71 and finished tied for 23rd at 224. She was one-under par for her first nine holes today (10-18) with eight pars and a birdie on the par-five #15. Cooper then made three more birdies over her final nine holes.

Fraziska Friedrich tied for 58th at 234, while Elizabeth Schultz tied for 60th at 235.  Playing as individuals, Arielle Caronna was 73rd at 247, while Fanny Johansson was 75th at 255.

San José State now takes a couple weeks off from competition before traveling to Maui for the Anuenue Spring Break Classic, March 27-29.

Meadow Club Intercollegiate

Meadow Club, Fairfax, Calif.

Par 72, 6,167 yards

Final Team Standings

1. San Diego State 293-289-288-870 +6
2. Brigham Young 295-288-291-874 +10
3. Illinois 294-296-291-881 +17
4. California 302-289-291-882 +18
5. Michigan 302-296-290-888 +24
6. San José State 293-306-292-891 +27
7. Pepperdine 298-301-297-896 +32
8. Coastal Carolina 299-305-293-897 +33
9. Oregon State 313-297-292-902 +38
10. UC Davis 296-308-306-910 +46
11. Nevada 305-302-309-916 +52
12. San Francisco 299-308-315-922 +58
12. Colorado State 310-319-293-922 +58

Final Individual Standings

1. My Leander, San José State 71-71-69-211 -5
2. Kendra Dalton, BYU 72-71-71-214 -2
2. Siyun Liu, Illinois 71-70-73-214 -2

San José State Results

1. My Leander 71-71-69-211 -5
15. Abegail Arevalo 72-76-74-222 +6
23. Alexandra Cooper 73-80-71-224 +8
58. Franziska Friedrich 77-79-78-234 +18
60. Elizabeth Schultz 77-80-78-235 +19
*73. Arielle Caronna 82-82-83-247 +31
*75. Fanny Johansson 89-85-81-255 +39

* - playing as in individual

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