Women's Golf Victorious At Aztec Invitational

Chula Vista, Calif.---For the second consecutive tournament and the first time in the spring season, the San Jose State women’s golf team won the team title at the Aztec Invitational on a Tuesday with a three-day total of 900.

The Spartans, who shot the second lowest team score of the third round with a 300, won the tournament by six strokes over UC Irvine at the Salt Creek Golf Course in Chula Vista, Calif. Teams had to finish the second round Tuesday morning before a 7:45 a.m. shotgun start for round three. After shooting an even-par 288 in the first round, San Jose State finished the second round with the second lowest team score at 312.

“We found a way to win this tournament,” said San Jose State head coach John Dormann. “This tournament seemed very long after the second round was suspended on Monday and having to finish that round and play 18 holes today. The weather was perfect on Sunday, pouring rain and windy on Monday and decent today even though it rained, hailed and got cold at one point during the round.

“We hit the ball well all three days despite the weather and course conditions. We played our game, avoided the bad areas, kept the ball in play and made good decisions on the course. This was a good win for us after beating some good teams.”

San Jose State was the only team to have all five players shoot in the 70s in the third round on Tuesday. All five players finished in the top-35, including two in the top-10.

Individually, Erica Moston finished tied for second with a five-over par 221. She finished the tournament with eight birdies in her three round. Her second-place finish is the best for Moston this season.

“The course was in pretty good condition even though there were a lot of wet spots,” said Moston. “I just missed too many putts today and didn’t take advantage of the opportunities I had.

“The team win was great after finishing last semester with a win and starting this semester with another tournament win. It feels great to start the semester this way and pick up where we left off in the fall.”

Katrina Delen-Briones recorded her season-best finish in sixth place. She shot an eight-over par 224 over the three rounds and recorded three birdies in her final round after five in round one. Delen-Briones had the team’s low score in the final round with a 73.

Madeleine Ziegert saved her best round for Tuesday with a 74 that included two birdies in her round. She finished the tournament tied for 16th at 12-over par.

Shraddhanjali Singh and Cristina Corpus each shot a 77 in the final round Tuesday. Singh finished 18th at 13-over par, while Corpus tied at 31st at 18-over par.

“One of the biggest keys to this tournament win was getting good scores from all five players throughout,” said Dormann. “Everyone contributed to make this a true team win, and it was nice to see our younger players compete so well, especially today. As a team, we are playing well and still developing good young players to help the program continue to grow.”

The two tournaments wins are the most for the Spartans since the 2005-06 season when San Jose State recorded four victories that year Wolf Pack Invitational, Spartan Invitational, Oregon Duck Invitational and Western Athletic Conference Championship.

The Spartans now get ready to host the Juli Inskster Spartan Invitational, March 2-3, at the Almaden Country Club. The tournament features 36 holes on Monday, March 2, with 18 holes on Tuesday, March 3.

Final Results Aztec Invitational
Salt Creek Golf Course
Par 72

Team Standings
1. San Jose State 900
2. UC Irvine 906
3. San Francisco 914
4. Arkansas-Little Rock 921
5. Texas Tech 923
6. East Tennessee State 926
San Diego State 926
Long Beach State 926
9. Colorado 936
10. UTEP 941
11. Sacramento State 946
12. Nebraska 947
13. Colorado State 950
14. New Mexico State 955
15. Santa Clara 962
Hawaii 962
17. Nevada 969
18. Wyoming 995

Individual Standings
1. Hilary Packard, UC Irvine 68-77-73=218
2. Erica Moston, San Jose State 69-76-76=221
Malin Enarsson, San Diego State 74-76-71=221
Lee Lopez, Long Beach State 74-77-70=221
5. Danielle Cvitanov, San Francisco 69-79-75=223
6. Katrina Delen-Briones, San Jose State 70-81-73=224
7. Jane Chin, UC Irvine 73-78-74=225
Mallory Fraiche, Arkansas-Little Rock 72-81-72=225

Other San Jose State Scores
T16. Madeleine Ziegert 78-76-74=228
18. Shraddhanjali Singh 72-80-77=229
T31. Cristina Corpus 77-80-77=234

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