Women's Golf Finishes 4th, Willhoite Tied For 5th

Fort Collins, Colo.-Freshman Cha Cha Willhoite finished tied for fifth in her first collegiate tournament, and the San Jose State women's golf team shot the second-lowest team score in the final round to finish fourth at the Colonel Wollenberg's Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic.

The Spartans finished the third round with a 296 and ended the tournament an 892.  The team made 15 birdies on Tuesday, four each from Willhoite and Regina De Guzman, three each from Megan Osland and Rachelle Reali and one from Kathleen Rojas.  Rojas also made an eagle on the par-4, 369-yard, 12th hole.  The fourth-place finish at this tournament is the best for San Jose State since placing fourth at the 2008 tournament.

"We started the season with a good start, especially with the competition we are facing this fall," said Spartan head coach John Dormann.  "Patience was the biggest key to our round today.  We knew that we were starting our round on some of the hardest holes on the course, and we were going to make some bogeys.  We accepted that and then made birdies on the ones we could."

One of those holes San Jose State took advantage of was the 18th hole.  The par-4, 348-yard hole was one of the toughest of the tournament, allowing just seven birdies in the third round.  However, the Spartans found a way to conquer that hole as all four counting scores birdied that hole. 

"I think our momentum really turned on 18," said Dormann.  "We were able to keep our patience on that hole and made some good shots that helped us finish the tournament pretty well.  We showed good energy and resilience today, bouncing back from our second round performance yesterday."

Individually, Willhoite led the Spartans with a 71 in the third round to finish tied for fifth at 218. De Guzman shot a 74 in the final round to finish tied for 13th at 221.  Osland finished tied for 16th at 224 after shooting a 73.  Reali tied for 39th at 229, with a 78 in her third round, while Rojas with tied for 77th at 244, with a 78 on Tuesday.

San Jose State returns to the state of Colorado in two weeks for the Golfweek Conference Challenge, Sept. 24-26, in Vail.

 

Colonel Wollenberg's Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic

Ptarmigan Country Club

Fort Collins, Colo.

Par 72, 6,302 yards

Final Team Standings

  1.  Texas Tech            860

  2.  Baylor            887

  3.  UNLV            891

  4.  San Jose State            892

  5.  Louisville            896

  5.  Nevada            896

  5.  Long Beach State            896

  5.  New Mexico            896

  9.  Colorado            913

  9.  Idaho            913

11.  Colorado State            914

12.  Fresno State            917

13.  Wyoming            927

14.  UTEP            929

15.  Northern Colorado            934

16.  Illinois            935

17.  New Mexico State            943

 

Final Individual Standings

1.  Manon DeRoey, New Mexico            69-68-70-207

2.  Kimberly Kaufman, Texas Tech            72-68-71-211

3.  Gabriella Dominguez, Texas Tech            67-73-73-213

 

San Jose State Results

5.  Cha Cha Willhoite            72-75-71-218

13.  Regina De Guzman            72-75-74-221

16.  Megan Osland            71-80-73-224

39.  Rachelle Reali            74-77-78-229

78.  Kathleen Rojas            81-85-78-244

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