Women's Golf Finishes 2nd; De Guzman Honored

Mesa, Ariz.—San Jose State finished second at the 2013 Western Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championship after shooting a 299 in the final round at the Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz.  Regan De Guzman and Jennifer Brumbaugh finished second and third respectively in the individual standings.

De Guzman shot a one-under 71 in her final round to finish in second place at one-under 215.  The Spartans’ top golfer this season was named the WAC Freshman of the Year, only the fourth Spartan in school history to receive the award, and a first team All-WAC honoree. 

In her final round, De Guzman made five birdies including on #18 to finish at one-under.  She led the tournament in birdies made with 13 and was 6-under par on the par-5 holes.

Brumbaugh finished third at 219 after shooting a 76 in the final round.  For the second consecutive day, she made an eagle on her round, this time on the par-4, 364-yard #13.   Brumbaugh was the only player in the tournament to make more than one eagle and finished the tournament with seven birdies made.

“Regan had another awesome tournament, and her honors were well deserved,” said Spartan head coach John Dormann.  “Jen played well this tournament, and her third-place finish was outstanding.”

The Spartans started the round by getting within four strokes of Denver early on Wednesday.  But the team had too many bad shots in the second half of the round to make up the difference and finished the three rounds at 894, 12 shots behind the Pioneers.

“We started pretty good today but started making some mistakes in the middle of the round,” said Dormann.  “The wind started to pick up then, and one bad shot led to another one.”

Megan Osland shot a 77 on a round that including three birdies and finished 18th at 230.  She was named a second team All-WAC selection for her performances this season.  Rachelle Reali shot her best round of the championship with a 75, including four birdies and finished 25th.  Kathleen Rojas finished the final round with a 79.

“Finishing second at the tournament helped our chances of making regionals,” stated Dormann.  “The team is disappointed that we did not play as well as we could and hope to continue playing this season at regionals.”

Selections to the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Regionals will be made on Monday, April 29, at 6 p.m., via a webcast selection show on www.ncaa.com. 

Final Team Standings

1.  Denver  882 
2.  San Jose State 894 
3.  Texas State 904 
4.  UTSA 907 
5.  Idaho 908 
6.  Seattle U 915 
7.  New Mexico State  941 

Final Individual Standings

1.  Tonje Daffinrud, Denver 68-72-69-209 
2.  Regan De Guzman, San Jose State 70-74-71-215 
3.  Jennifer Brumbaugh, San Jose State 75-68-76-219 

Final San Jose State Results

18.  Megan Osland  76-77-77-230 
25.  Rachelle Reali 79-79-75-233 
Kathleen Rojas 76-DQ-79-155 

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