San Jose-After a not winning a collegiate tournament in 35 tries, Cristina Corpus has now won back-to-back tournaments as she shot a 74 in the third round of the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational to win the individual title by two shots. The Spartans shot a 308 on Tuesday to finish third behind California and UC Davis.
Corpus finished the tournament with a 217, two shots ahead of Demi Runas of UC Davis who finished at 219. After shooting three-over on the front nine, Corpus birdied the 10th hole and shot par the rest of the tournament.
Katrina Delen-Briones recorded another top-10 finish this year as she finished tied for seventh at 225. Madeleine Ziegert tied for 26th at 231, while Jody Ho and Shraddanjali Singh tied for 38th at 234. Playing as individuals, Kim Punyasavatsut was 45th, while Kanika Minocha finished 76th.
As a team, the Spartans shot a 308 to finish two shots behind second-place UC Davis and four shots behind winner California.
"I think this was a good learning experience for our team and only helps us get better as we go farther into our season," said San Jose State head coach John Dormann. "I am really happy for Cristina winning today. She is playing very good right now, and her hard work over the past four years is really paying off in her play."
2010 Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational Champions - California
Cristina Corpus with former Spartan Juli Inkster
Juli Inkster addresses the tournament field at the conclusion of the event.
Juli Inkster and Spartan head coach John Dormann pass out awards.
(All photos courtesy of Ben Warden)
1. California 899
2. UC Davis 901
3. San Jose State 903
4. UC Irvine 916
5. Oklahoma State 917
6. San Diego State 918
7. San Francisco 920
8. Fresno State 921
9. Long Beach State 922
10. Oklahoma 932
11. Colorado 933
12. Santa Clara 939
13. Hawaii 942
14. Nevada 951
15. Colorado State 953
16. Gonzaga 958
1. Cristina Corpus, San Jose State 72-71-74-217
2. Demi Runas, UC Davis 74-73-72-219
3. Caroline Hedwall, Oklahoma State 69-75-76-220
4. Joanne Lee, California 74-75-72-221
5. Amy Simanton, UC Davis 74-73-75-222
San Jose State Results
7. Katrina Delen Briones 72-74-79-225
26. Madeleine Ziegert 77-78-76-231
38. Jody Ho 78-77-79-234
38. Shraddhanjali Singh 74-78-82-234
45. Kim Punyasavatsut (I) 75-78-82-235
76. Kanika Minocha (I) 84-80-83-247
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