Moston & Spartans Victorious At Ryder Canes & Cardinal Classic

Miami, Fla.For the second consecutive tournament, Spartan women’s golfer Erica Moston shot under par to win the individual title, while San Jose State won the team title at the Ryder Canes and Cardinal Classic at the Don Shula’s Golf Resort.

Moston shot a two-under par 70 on Tuesday to finish the tournament at two-under with a 214 two-round total, her first win at the tournament after finishing second each of the past two years. She hit all 18 greens in her final round and made two birdies for a five-shot win. The victory is her second consecutive title after winning the MountainView Collegiate. Moston led the tournament in par three and par four scoring.

All four other Spartans finished in the top-25. Katrina Delen-Briones finished third after shooting a 75 for a 221 three-round total. Cristina Corpus shot a 72 on Tuesday to finish tied for sixth at 224. Shraddhanjali Singh tied for 19th at 230 after shooting a 79. Jody Ho tied for 25th at 223.

San Jose State shot the lowest score in each of the three rounds including a 296 in the final round. The Spartans led all teams in pars (180), birdies (29), par four and par five scoring.

“I am really pleased with this tournament win,” said San Jose State head coach John Dormann. “We had to face some different conditions in this tournament with heat, wind and Bermuda greens. This semester, we have proven that we can play in any condition rain, wind, heat and cold and still play our best.

“Erica had been so close to winning in Miami, and I am really pleased that she was able to win this time. Her win last week gave her confidence that I think helped her realize that she can win every time she is on the course.

“I am also pleased that we were able to give Jody Ho playing experience in a tournament that she can use in the future. She is much improved this semester, and I am please with her progress on and off the golf course.”

The Spartans now prepare for the 2009 Western Athletic Conference Championships, April 20-22, at the Wolf Run Golf Club in Reno, Nev. Live scoring for this year’s championships will be available at www.golfstat.com, and a link will also be available on www.sjsuspartans.com and go to Live Stats. Last year, the team finished fourth at the championships, while Corpus and Moston tied for fourth.

Final Results
Ryder Canes & Cardinal Classic
Don Shula’s Golf Resort
Miami Lake, Fla.
Par 72, 6,223 yards


Team Results
1. San Jose State 887

2. Washington State 910
Princeton 910
4. Miami 914
5. Penn State 918
6. Texas State 924
7. Texas Tech 925
8. Middle Tennessee State 929
9. Cincinnati 941
10. Maryland 942
11. Boise State 948
12. Akron 950

Individual Results
1. Erica Moston, San Jose State 71-73-70-214

2. Susannah Aboff, Princeton 73-73-73-219
3. Katrina Delen-Briones, San Jose State 73-73-75-221
4. Rosalyn Kim, Texas Tech 74-75-73-222
5. Brianna Malcolmson, Penn State 79-76-68-223
6. Cristina Corpus, San Jose State 75-77-72-224
Jennifer Hirano, Miami 75-78-71-224

Other San Jose State Results
19. Shraddhanjali Singh 76-75-79-230
25. Jody Ho 74-79-80-233


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