Women's Golf Finishes 17th at NCAA West Regional

Erie, Colo.-With a chance to advance to the national championships on the line, the San Jose State women's golf team made a valiant effort on Saturday but came up short at the NCAA West Regional played on the Colorado National Golf Club.  San Jose State finished the tournament at 903, good for 17th place in the team standings.

San Jose State started the day tied for 11th place, just six shots out of the eighth spot to advance to nationals.  Throughout the day, the last day was up for grabs, with the Spartans in the eighth spot after making the turn and shooting +4 over for the first nine holes.

After the turn, the Spartans shot +11 for the final holes to shoot a 303 to end the tournament.  The Spartans made just five birdies on the day, three over the final nine holes.

"We hung in there on the first nine holes of the day," said Spartan head coach John Dormann.  "We were waiting for something good to happen, and it just never did.  We didn't make enough birdies on our round, and if you don't do that, you cannot score.  We made a few mistakes over our final nine holes, and we just needed something to happen."

Jennifer Brumbaugh shot her lowest round of the tournament and led the team with a 74 to finish 45th at 225.  She had a birdie, three bogeys and 14 pars for her round.

Megan Osland, who entered the day in contention for an individual spot if the team did not advance, shot a 77 to end the tournament in 26th place at 221.  She had 14 pars on her round along with three bogeys and a double-bogey.

Senior Madeleine Ziegert ended her Spartan career by shooting a 76 and finishing 82nd at 230.  She was even through her first nine holes including a birdie on the par-3 fifth hole.  Ziegert finishes her career winning four Western Athletic Conference team championships, being named a first team All-WAC honoree three times and was the first San Jose State women's golfer to win a regional title when she was the co-medalist at the 2010 NCAA West Regional.

Kathleen Rojas also shot a 76 to end her tournament at 233 and finish 96th.  Rachelle Reali  rounded out the team's scoring with a 78 to end the tournament at 236 in 104th place.

"This tournament just confirms that we need to work hard over the summer and come back next year ready to go on day one of the season," said Dormann.

NCAA West Regional

Colorado National Golf Club

Par 72, 6,575 yards

Final Team Standings

1.  UCLA                                      873

2.  LSU                                         873

3.  Pepperdine                               875

4.  Colorado                                  877

5.  Baylor                                      879

5.  Stanford                                   879

7.  North Carolina                         880

8.  Oklahoma                                 890

9.  Texas Tech                               893

9.  California                                 893

11.  UNLV                                    896

12.  UC Davis                               897

13.  Tulsa                                       899

14.  Illinois                                    900

14.  TCU                                       900

14.  Iowa State                              900

17.  San Jose State                       903

18.  New Mexico                          913

19.  Denver                                   915

20.  Kennesaw State                     924

21.  Missouri Sate                         925

22.  Oregon State                          936

23.  Northern Colordao                 939

24.  Jackson State                       1030

Final Individual Standings

1.  Catherine O'Donnell, North Carolina    70-69-70-209

2.  Austin Ernst, LSU                                 71-69-70-210

3.  Hayley Davis, Baylor                             69-74-69-212

4.  Sally Watson, Stanford                          71-71-71-213

San Jose State Results

26.  Megan Osland                    71-73-77-221

45.  Jennifer Brumbaugh           75-76-74-225

82.  Madeleine Ziegert              79-75-76-230

96.  Kathleen Rojas                   77-80-76-233

104.  Rachelle Reali                  84-74-78-236

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