Tamara Surtees Wins at Colby Invitational

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Teammates Miki Ueoka (left) and Tamara Surtees finished one and two at the Colby Invitational Tuesday (Photo by John Medina)

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Junior Tamara Surtees of Santa Clara University finished in first place at the Colby Invitational at the Silver Creek Valley Country Club, shooting a second round 74 and beating teammate Miki Ueoka after three playoff holes.

Boston College finished in first with a total score of 610 to win the tournament.  Their two top players finished tied for third place with scores of 150.

The Broncos finished strong on the second day of the tournament, shooting a 304.  Starting the day in fifth place, Santa Clara finished with a total of 619 for the tournament which was good for second place overall.

"After a tough day one for the team, they once again battled back to erase a six shot deficit to move from fifth to second as a team," said Santa Clara head coach Polly Schulze.  "This is the second tournament in a row where the team showed their true grit in posting solid numbers on day two.

"Individually it could not have been more exciting. Tamara Surtees and Miki Ueoka tied for first with a 149 forcing a sudden death playoff. After three playoff holes, Tamara clinched her first collegiate win by rolling in a downhill 15 foot putt for birdie.

"I am so proud of both Tamara and Miki for playing so well today. Being such good friends I know it was tough on them to go head to head for the win and I am glad it was won with a great birdie putt.

"We are excited to head to Cal Poly next week to keep building on our momentum. The team is ready for the team win and I am excited to see what happens."

2 Santa Clara Univ. 315 315
1 Tamara Surtees (1) 75 74 149
2 Miki Ueoka (2) 76 73 149
T20 Lauren Oh (3) 81 78 159
T27 Taylor Camany (4) 83 79 162
40 Brooke Stephens (5) 88 87 175

1 Boston College 310 300 610
2 Santa Clara Univ. 315 304 619
3 Fresno State 306 314 620
4 Nevada 313 310 623
5 UC Riverside 309 317 626
6 CSU Fullerton 321 312 633
7 British Columbia 328 320 648

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