Women's Golf Moves Up at Ping/ASU Invitational

Tempe, Ariz.-----San Jose State University women’s golf coach John Dormann said it was a good solid effort by the Spartans as they moved up two places during the second round of the Ping/ASU Invitational hosted by Arizona State University.

After 36 holes, San Jose State is tied for 11th place with the University of Washington at 605. The Spartans improved on their team score from the first round with a second-day 301 and now are ahead of three top-25 nationally-ranked teams in the 17-team field.

“We played our first nine holes (holes 10 through 18) better today, kept ourselves together and we hit the tough shots better,” said Dormann, whose team was five shots better in the second round on holes 10 through 18. “As an example, we were two-under par on the par 3, 16th hole one of the toughest holes on the course.”

The #3-ranked University of Southern California is the only team under par at seven-under 569. #4-Arizona State slipped into second place at 580 and #8-Georgia is third at 582. The field includes 12 teams in the top-25 according to GolfStat.

Kimberly Punyasavatsut posted the low score for San Jose State in the second round with a two-over par 74 matching her season best in relation to par. She had four birdies in her round.

Erica Moston is the top Spartan in the individual rcae. Moston is tied for24th place at four-over par 148 after shooting a 75. The Spartans also counted a 75 from Cristina Corpus and a 77 from Kanika Minocha.

Dewi Claire Schreefel of the University of Southern California is the individual leader at 137. Only seven players are under par playing the par 72, 6,230-yard Karsten Golf Course on the Arizona State campus.

The 54-hole tournament concludes with 18 holes on April 6.

36-hole results from the Ping/ASU Invitational women’s golf tournament
Karsten Golf Course, Tempe Ariz.
Par 72, 6,230 yards

Team scores

1. Southern California 569
2. Arizona State 580
3. Georgia 582
4. Texas A&M 583
5. Denver 586
6. UCLA 590
7. Oklahoma State 591
8. California 599
9. Arizona 600
10. New Mexico 602
11. San Jose State 605
Washington 605
13. Vanderbilt 606
14. Pepperdine 608
15. Stanford 613
16. Oregon State 618
17. San Francisco 621

Leading individuals
1. Dewi Claire Schreefel, Southern California 68-69-137
2. Anna Nordqvist, Arizona State 70-70-140
3. Anya Alvarez, Washington 75-67-142
Krystle Caithness, Georgia 69-73-142
Sarah Zwartynski, Texas A&M 73-69-142

San Jose State scores
24. Erica Moston 73-75-148
42. Kimberly Punyasavatsut 77-74-151
47. Cristina Corpus 77-75-152
59. Kanika Minocha 77-77-154
83. Katrina Delen Briones 83-81-164