April 10, 2005

Women's Golf Places 14th at Stanford Tournament

April 10, 2005

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STANFORD, Calif. - The Santa Clara University women's golf team placed 14th at the Peg Barnard Invitational, hosted on the par-71, 6,030-yard Stanford Golf Course. The Broncos improved their round by eight strokes over Saturday's first run of the course, but were unable to improve in the team standings against a competitive field.

Santa Clara carded a 321 team round today and finished with a two-day 650 to place 14th in the 15-team field. Sophomore Samantha Trask led the Broncos with an 80-79--159, 17 strokes over par and good for 41st place. Freshman Corey Utsurogi, Santa Clara's first round leader with a 77, carded an 84 today and finished two strokes behind Trask, in a five-way tie for 47th place. Candice Palmer (86-77--163) placed 55th, Eriko Sato (86-81--167) placed 64th and Stephanie Cope (86-84--170) placed 72nd to round out the Bronco scorecard.

Washington won the team competition with a 287-300--587, 19 strokes over par and three strokes ahead of Washington State. Host Stanford placed third with a 593 and San Francisco and Fresno State tied for fourth with 607s.

Washington State's Kim Welch earned individual medalist honors as the only participant to card an under-par total. She finished with a two-under 140, besting Washington's Paige Mackenzie by three strokes. San Francisco's Joan Shimozaki placed third with a two-over 144 and Stanford Kelly Husted tied with Oregon's Johnna Nealy for fourth at three-over.

The Broncos' final tournament of the regular season begins Monday in Copperopolis, with the two-day West Coast Conference Championship.