Rancho Mirage, Calif.--Four Spartan women's golfers finished in the top-20, and the San José State team finished third at the 2015 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship held on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club.
San José State shot a 297 in the final round to finish third at 886, 10 shots behind champion San Diego State at 876. New Mexico made the biggest move of the day, shooting a 10-under 278 in the third round and finishing second at 881.
Senior Megan Osland shot a two-under 70 to tie for fourth at one-over 217, her best career finish at a conference championship. She led the tournament in par-4 scoring at 3.93, and tied for third in birdies made with 10. Osland started her first nine holes shooting a one-over 37, making birdies on #6 and #9. She came back strong over her last nine holes, making three birdies and six pars for a 33 over the nine holes.
Regan De Guzman finished tied for sixth at five-over 221. She shot a 75 in the final round as her round included 15 pars and three bogeys. De Guzman made 35 pars and seven birdies over her three rounds.
My Leander tied for 16th at 226 and added another solid score in the final round with a one-over 73. She made two birdies and six pars on the front nine for a one-under 25. Leander then made back-to-back birdies on #10 and #11 to go to three under. After a par on #12, Leander had bogeys on four of her next six holes to finish at 73.
Elizabeth Schultz tied for 19th at 227. She shot a 79 in the final round, shooting a 37 over the first nine holes with a birdie before shooting a 42 over her final nine holes. Kathleen Rojas finished tied for 39th at 241, and shot 83 on Wednesday.
"We had a nice tournament," said Spartan head coach John Dormann. "We did not take advantage of our scoring holes, and our putting really let us down today. We hope to continue the season at regionals in two weeks."
The Spartans now await word about NCAA Regionals. The announcement will be made this Monday, April 27, at 4 p.m. PDT, on the Golf Channel. This year, the regionals, to be held May 7-9, have been expanded to four locations -- Raleigh, N.C.; South Bend, Ind.; San Antonio, Texas; and St. George, Utah. Eighteen teams and six individuals will compete at each regional. Six teams and two individuals will advance from regionals to the championships May 22-27, in Bradenton, Fla.
2015 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship
Dinah Shore Tournament Course
Mission Hills Country Club
Par 72, 6,291 yards
Final Team Standings
|1. San Diego State||288-301-287-876|
|2. New Mexico||303-300-278-881|
|3. San José State||293-296-297-886|
|6. Colorado State||304-299-310-913|
|7. Boise State||301-301-313-915|
|7. Fresno State||312-300-303-915|
Final Individual Standings
|1. Manon Molle, New Mexico||72-71-67-210*|
|1. Milagros Chaves, San Diego State||66-74-70-210|
|3. Dana Finkelstein, UNLV||74-69-73-216|
* - won on first playoff hole
San José State Results
|4. Megan Osland||69-78-70-217|
|6. Regan De Guzman||75-71-75-221|
|16. My Leander||81-72-73-226|
|19. Elizabeth Schultz||73-75-79-227|
|39. Kathleen Rojas||76-82-83-241|
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