Corpus Wins Again, Spartans Finish Third At Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational


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."


California - 2010 Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational Champions

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)

Team Standings

  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

Individual Standings

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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