WOMEN'S GOLF BATTLES COLLEGE GOLF ELITE AT BRUIN WAVE INVITATIONAL

WOMEN'S GOLF BATTLES COLLEGE GOLF ELITE AT BRUIN WAVE INVITATIONAL

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Julia Becker and Astha Madan each posted their lowest round of the tournament and tied for 23rd place overall to lead the Sacramento State women's golf team on at the Bruin Wave Invitational.

Sacramento State finished the tournament in seventh place with a total of 311-315-303-929. The Hornets were bettered by just one team outside the top 20 in the national rankings as the loaded field included six teams in the top 50. USC, which is ranked 10th, won the team title with a three-round total of 896. Top-ranked UCLA was second at 904 and No. 4 Stanford took third at 906. Sacramento State did record wins over three ranked team as the Hornets finished ahead of No. 45 Pepperdine, No. 43 Cal and No. 49 San Jose State.

Becker led the team in the final round with a 1-over par round of 73. After birdying the par-4 second, the junior was 2-over at the turn with bogeys on Nos. 3, 6 and 7. She returned to even after birdying the par-5 10th and 11th and then parred six of her last seven holes with the exception being a bogey on the par-4 13th.

Madan was also 2-over at the midway point of her round with bogeys on the first and ninth holes. She moved to 3-over following a bogey on the 10th and remained there through 17 with seven straight pars. The senior closed the tournament with a birdie on the par-4 18th.

Nishtha Madan provided a 75 to rank third on the team during the round. Madan parred her first five holes but bogeys on the par-4 sixth and seventh took her to 2-over. She fell back to even with a birdie on the par-3 eighth and par-5 10th. After two pars, she bogeyed Nos. 13-15 before a birdie on the par-4 16th. Madan ended her day with a bogey on the par-4 18th.

Sofie Babic and Corinne Viden shot 81 and 82, respectively. Babic had nine pars and nine bogeys during her round. Viden followed rounds of 76 and 75 on Monday with eight bogeys and a double bogey on Tuesday.

Sacramento State will next compete at the Fresno State Classic on March 5-6.

BRUIN WAVE INVITATIONAL
San Luis Obispo, Calif. | San Luis Obispo CC
Par 72 | 6,323 Yards

TEAM STANDINGS
1. USC 300-298-298-896
2. UCLA 306-297-301-904
3. Stanford 303-309-294-906
4. San Diego State 302-308-303-913
5. Washington 308-306-300-914
6. Colorado 304-315-309-928
7. SACRAMENTO STATE 311-315-303-929
8. Pepperdine 311-316-304-931
9. San Francisco 318-321-305-944
10. Cal Poly 310-321-314-945
T11. Hawaii 314-319-313-946
T11. California 307-329-310-946
13. San Jose State 315-316-323-954
14. Fresno State 317-325-317-959
15. New Mexico State 323-321-321-965
16. Cal State Northridge 324-329-323-976

INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Lilia Vu, UCLA 69-71-75-215
2. Albane Valenzuela, STAN, 72-73-72-217
3. Jennifer Chang, USC, 76-71-75-222
T4. Allisen Corpuz, USC, 73-77-74-224
T4. Mariel Galdiano, UCLA, 77-70-77-224

SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T30. Astha Madan 78-79-74-231
T39. Julia Becker 79-79-73-231
T27. Corinne Viden 76-75-81-232
T52. Nishtha Madan 79-82-75-236
T72. Sofie Babic 78-88-81-247