Women's Golf Seventh At Juli Inkster Spartan Invite

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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