3rd Consecutive WAC Championship!!

Mesa, Ariz.-For the third consecutive year, the San Jose State women's golf team won the Western Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championship, this year by two shots over New Mexico State at the Longbow Golf Club.

 

The Spartans shot a 294 on Sunday for a three-round total of 884.  New Mexico State finished second at 886 after shooting a 295.  This is San Jose State's third consecutive WAC Championship and fifth WAC women's golf title since 1996-97.  The Spartans have won the second-most WAC titles in conference history with five, just two behind Tulsa who won seven.

 


 

In the team's first team title of the season, three Spartans finished two, three and four in the individual standings. Madeleine Ziegert finished second at 215 after shooting a 76 on Sunday.  Afterwards, she received first team All-WAC honors as voted on by the coaches.  Jennifer Brumbaugh shot a one-over 72 in her final round to finish third at 220, her best collegiate finish.  She had a team-high six birdies on her round and finished with birdies on holes 16 and 18. 

 

Katrina Delen-Briones led the Spartans with a one-under 70 in her final round on Sunday to finish fourth at 221.  She made two birdies on her round on holes two and 11 and made just one bogey on hole 17 to go with her 15 pars.  Delen-Briones received her fourth All-WAC honor after the tournament as she was named to the second team this year.

 

Rachelle Reali finished the tournament in 20th place after shooting an 81 Sunday.  Jody Ho shot her best round of the tournament with a 76 on Sunday to end the tournament in 29th place.  Over hr final nine holes, she had just one bogey, birdied the 16th and made par on the other seven holes.

 

"Everyone contributed to this championship, and I am very proud of this group," said Spartan head coach John Dormann.  "With us placing second, third and fourth individually, it is just a testament to each of these players how hard they have worked all year.  Jen made a great birdie on 18, and Jody made one on 17 to help us win.

 

"This is not an easy golf course, and we knew we had to take it once shot at a time. We kind of had a nice 12 holes to start the tournament, but winning is never easy. We always talk about staying in the moment.  One big key to our win was our putting.  We do a team putting drill where we think about making it.  Today, we made a lot of six-foot putts.  It was very rewarding to see this team come together throughout the year."

 

With the championship win, the Spartans receive the automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals on May 5-7.

 

WAC Tournament

Longbow Golf Club, Mesa, Ariz.

Par 71, 6,121 yards

 

Final Team Standings

1.  San Jose State            884

2.  New Mexico State            886

3.  Fresno State            913

4.  Boise State            921

5.  Nevada            922

6.  Idaho            926

7.  Hawaii            929

 

Final Individual Standings

1.  Kayla Mortellaro, Idaho            68-72-72-212

2.  Madeleine Ziegert, San Jose State            72-67-76-215

3.  Jennifer Brumbaugh, San Jose State            77-71-72-220

4.  Katrina Delen-Briones, San Jose State            73-78-70-221

4.  Demi Mak, New Mexico State            74-73-74-221

4.  Apinporn Swaschuto, New Mexico State            73-72-76-221

 

Other San Jose State Results

20.  Rachelle Reali            80-72-81-233

29.  Jody Ho            82-83-76-241

 

2010-11 Awards
First Team All-WAC
Demi Mak, Fr., New Mexico State

Suteera Chanachai, Sr., New Mexico State

Teo Poplawski, Jr., Idaho

Kayla Mortellaro, Jr., Idaho

Madeleine Ziegert, Jr., San Jose State

Second Team All-WAC
Hayley Young, So., Boise State

Louisa Lies, Jr., Fresno State Jamie Yam, Jr., Nevada

Lauren Hernandez, Sr., Nevada

Katrina Delen-Briones, Sr., San Jose State

Player of the Year: Kayla Mortellaro, Jr., Idaho
Freshman of the Year: Demi Mak, New Mexico State
Coach of the Year: Paul Brilliant, New Mexico State

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