Women's Golf Sixth In Strong Field At Stanford Intercollegiate

Stanford, Calif. - In one of the strongest tournament fields the Spartans will face this season, the San Jose Sate women's golf team started the three-day tournament strong with a three-over, 287, in the first round of the Stanford Intercollegiate Friday afternoon at the Stanford Golf Course.

Katrina Delen-Briones led the Spartans with an even-par 71 on her round. After winning her first individual medalist honors at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, Delen-Briones was three-over par after 15 holes. Playing holes seven, eight and nine as her final three holes of the day, she birdied the par 5 seventh, par 3 eighth and par 4 ninth, her only three birdies on the day.

"Kat is playing with a lot of confidence right now," said San Jose State head coach John Dormann. "I encouraged her over the last five holes today to just play like she could."

Shraddhanjali Singh led the Spartans with four birdies on the day. She and teammates Cristina Corpus and Jody Ho each shot a one-over par 72 on Friday. Madeleine Ziegert rounded out the scoring with a three over 74. Corpus and Ziegert each had three birdies, while Ho contributed two. Kanika Minocha also represented the Spartans on the course playing as an individual. She shot a 78 in her first round.

Arizona State leads the tournament at 11-under, 273. San Jose State is among a group of teams bunched together from fourth-place Arizona at 284 to 11th place UNLV at 294.

"We had a good solid round today," said Dormann. "However, we have a long way to go with so many great players in this field. Now, we just have to forget about today's round and focus on Saturday's round and take it one shot at a time like we have done all year."

Individually, Madison Pressel of Texas, and sister to LPGA star Morgan Pressel, leads the field after shooting a six-under 65. Fifth-ranked Marina Alex of Vanderbilt and sixth-ranked Caroline Hedwall of Oklahoma State are tied for second at 66. A group of players including top-ranked Jennifer Song of USC are tied for fourth at 67.

"If you are a fan of women's golf, this is the tournament you should come out and see," said Dormann. "There is a lot of high-quality golf being played in a beautiful setting. There are a lot of great players on many great teams. It is phenomenal how good these players are."

Round two begins Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. The Spartans begin teeing off at 9:15 a.m. off of the first hole. Admission is free to the tournament at the Stanford Golf Course. Live stats are available on www.golfstat.com, and a link is provided on www.sjsuspartans.com under "Live Stats."

Stanford Intercollegiate
Stanford Golf Course
Par 71, 6,156 yards
First Round Results

Team Results

1. Arizona State 273
2. UCLA 277
3. Texas 279
4. Arizona 284
5. Washington 285
6. San Jose State 287
7. Oklahoma State 288
8. Southern California 289
9. Vanderbilt 290
10. California 291
11. UNLV 294
12. Stanford 301
13. Denver 302
14. San Francisco 304
15. Hawaii 324

Individual Results
1. Madison Pressel, Texas 65
2. Marina Alex, Vanderbilt 66
Caroline Hedwall, Oklahoma State 66
4. Carlota Ciganda, Arizona State 67
Tiffany Lua, UCLA 67
Jennifer Song, USC 67
Jaclyn Sweeney, Arizona State 67

San Jose State Results

18. Katrina Delen-Briones 71
24. Shraddhanjali Singh 72
24. Jody Ho 72
24. Cristina Corpus 72
43. Madeleine Ziegert 74
64. *Kanika Minocha 78
*playing as an individual

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