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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