Women's Golf Leads WAC Championships By One Stroke After First Round

Mesa, Ariz.—Three Spartan women’s golfer rank in the top-10 individually, and San Jose State leads the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Championships by one shot over Hawaii after the first round at the Longbow Country Club.

San Jose State was one of the first two teams to tee off the tournament and finished with a 304 on the par 71, 6,146-yard course. Hawaii was one of the last teams to finish and shot a 305, followed by Fresno State at 306 and Idaho at 308.

Individually, Cristina Corpus and Shraddhanjali Singh each shot a 74 to tie for third place. Corpus had two birdies on her round including one on 18. Singh recorded four birdies including three on the final four holes of her round. Madeleine Ziegert rounds out the players in the top-10 as she shot a 75 and finished her round with two birdies including one on 18. Katrina Delen-Briones shot an 81 on the day, while Jennifer Brumbaugh shot an 82.

“This is a great course for the championships, but it is a typical desert course in that if you miss the fairways, you could be in trouble. The pin placements on the par-3 holes were difficult today, and you had to be accurate off the tee or you could be with the rattlesnakes.

“We are still learning this course and where to hit the ball. Some shots looked good until you got to them. We made some nice birdies today, and Shraddhanjali is playing well for us. We just have to grind out 18 holes for the next two days and cannot let up on the course.”

Round two of the championship begins at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Spartans start teeing off at 8:50 a.m. with Hawaii and Fresno State. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com and on the Spartan web site under “Live”.

2010 WAC Women’s Golf Championship
Longbow Country Club
Mesa Ariz.
Par 71, 6,146 yards

Team Standings
1. San Jose State 304

2. Hawaii 305
3. Fresno State 306
4. Idaho 308
5. Boise State 311
6. New Mexico State 312
7. Nevada 324

Individual Standings
1. Erika Lundberg, Hawaii 72
2. Amanda Jacobs, Idaho 73
3. Hali Coppin, Fresno State 74
Cristina Corpus, San Jose State 74
Iris Ocariza, Boise State 74
Shraddhanjali Singh, San Jose State 74

San Jose State Results
7. Madeleine Ziegert 75
25. Katrina Delen-Briones 81
29. Jennifer Brumbaugh 82

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