Two Golfers In Top-3, Team 2nd At WAC Championship

Mesa, Ariz.—Jennifer Brumbaugh shot the lowest individual round of the day and is one of two San Jose State women’s golfers in contention for the 2013 Western Athletic Conference women’s golf individual title after two rounds at the Longbow Golf Club.   San Jose State is second in the team standings at 595, nine shots behind Denver.

 

Brumbaugh shot a 68 on Tuesday, her lowest round of the season, and currently is second in the individual standings at one-under par, 143.  She is three shots behind Tonje Daffinrud of Denver at 4-under 140.

 

After a bogey on #2, Brumbaugh made five consecutive pars before reaching the par-4, 268-yard #8.  She hit a 3-wood off the tee to the front of the green and sank a 15-foot putt for an eagle, taking her to -1.   After birdies on #9 and #10 and a bogey on #11, Brumbaugh finished the round with birdies on #14 and #18.  Her final birdie was a 5-foot, right-to-left putt as she carded a 68.

 

Regan De Guzman shot a two-over 74 in her second round and is third in the individual standings at even-par, 144.  She made two birdies on her round.

 

“I am very happy that Jen and Regan have an opportunity to win the individual title,” said Spartan head coach John Dormann. “Jen was very patient today and trusted her wedges,”

 

San Jose State ended the day with a 298 and is in second place at 595, nine shots behind leader Denver.  Megan Osland shot a 77 and is tied for 16th at 153.  Rachelle Reali shot a 79 and is tied for 26th at 158.  Kathleen Rojas was disqualified after signing an incorrect scorecard.

 

“We have to be patient on this course because we did not make many putts early in our round,” said Dormann.  “There are a lot of birdie opportunities on this course that we have to take advantage of in our round tomorrow.”

 

Final round action begins Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. PDT.  The Spartans begin the final round at 8:50 a.m. PDT with Denver and UTSA.

 

WAC Championships

Longbow Golf Club

Par 72, 6,138 yards

 

 Team Standings

1.  Denver 586
2.  San Jose State 595 
3.  UTA  607 
4.  Texas State 608 
4.  Idaho  608 
6.  Seattle U  612 
7.  New Mexico State 628

Individual Standings

1.  Tonje Daffinrud, Denver 68-72-140 
2.  Jennifer Brumbaugh, San Jose State 75-68-143 
3.  Regan De Guzman, San Jose State 70-74-144 

San Jose State Results

16.  Megan Osland  76-77-153 
26.  Rachelle Reali 79-79-158 
Kathleen Rojas 76-DQ