San Jose-Ninth-ranked California shot a 293 on Tuesday to win the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational at the Almaden Golf and Country Club. San Jose State finished tied for seventh with UC Irvine after shooting a third-round 303 to finish at 924.
The Golden Bears won the tournament by 18 shots over UC Davis. Golden Bear Emily Childs won the individual title at 216, one shot better than her teammate Joanne Lee.
Low round of the day went to Santa Clara's Miki Ueoka with a 69. Two others shot 70 on the day - Demi Runas of UC Davis and Anya Alvarez of Washington.
Spartans Jody Ho and Katrina Delen-Briones finished tied for 19th at 230. Ho had her best round of the season on Tuesday as she led the team with a 74. Rachelle Reali tied for 22nd at 231 and had the team's second-best score of the day with a 75. Madeleine Ziegert was 33rd at 234, while Tiffany Nichols finished 45th at 239. Stephanie Gibri, playing as an individual, was 36th at 235 and shot a 75 on Tuesday.
"We had some nice performances from Jody and Rachelle on Tuesday," said Spartan head coach John Dormann. "We are going to need more of those rounds as the season progresses. We still need to improve on making birdies on the par-5 holes and limit our big-score holes."
San Jose State next competes at the MountainView Collegiate, March 25 and 26 in Tucson, Ariz.
Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational
Almaden Golf & Country Club
Par 72, 6,121 yards
Final Team Standings
1. California 881
2. UC Davis 899
3. Oregon 904
4. Colorado 907
5. Washington 913
6. Santa Clara 921
7. San Jose State 924
7. UC Irvine 924
9. San Francisco 936
10. Colorado State 945
11. Fresno State 953
12. Hawaii 971
Final Individual Results
1. Emily Childs, California 72-71-73-216
2. Joanne Lee, California 73-76-70-217
3. Anya Alvarez, Washington 73-76-70-219
4. Miki Ueoka, Santa Clara 76-75-69-220
4. Kendra Little, Oregon 74-72-74-220
San Jose State Results
19. Katrina Delen-Briones 76-77-77-230
19. Jody Ho 78-78-74-230
22. Rachelle Reali 79-77-75-231
33. Madeleine Ziegert 78-79-77-234
45. Tiffany Nichols 78-82-79-239
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