March 1, 2011

Miki Ueoka Closes Out Juli Inkster with Final Round 69

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Senior Miki Ueoka out played the entire field with a final round 69 to help Santa Clara University's women's golf team finish ahead of seven schools at the Juli Inkster Invitational at San Jose's Almaden Golf and Country Club.

Ueoka had seven birdies through the 36-hole event and finished 4-over par, tying for fourth on the tournament leaderboard. Classmate Lauren Oh led the field with 38 pars and finished in a tie for 22nd. As a team Santa Clara was sixth among a strong field of 12 schools, placing just behind the five teams who entered the event ranked among the nation's top 31.

"Miki played amazing, I am so happy for her, she has been working so hard," said first year head coach Krystal Kelly. "Every time I looked up she was throwing darts. This being her senior year, she wants to go out on a high note and was really focused."

Santa Clara's low scoring during the first two rounds Monday, paired the team's individuals against the players from No. 22 UC Davis and UC Irvine, something Kelly believes is a sign that the program is headed in the right direction.

The team will have the day off Wednesday to focus on their schoolwork, resuming practice Thursday in preparation for the Fresno State Classic, Monday and Tuesday, March 7-8.

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1 California 297 291 293 881 +17
2 UC Davis 302 306 291 899 +35
3 Oregon 302 302 300 904 +40
4 Colorado 298 306 303 907 +43
5 Washington 312 308 293 913 +49
6 Santa Clara Univ. 305 311 305 921 +57
T7 San Jose State Univ 310 311 303 924 +60
T7 UC Irvine 313 305 306 924 +60
9 San Francisco, U. of 312 310 314 936 +72
10 Colorado State Univ. 323 308 314 945 +81
11 Fresno State 325 315 313 953 +89
12 Hawaii, Univ. of 320 323 328 971 +107

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD

1 Emily Childs California 72 71 73 216 E
2 Joanne Lee California 72 72 73 217 +1
3 Anya Alvarez Washington 73 76 70 219 +3
T4 Miki Ueoka Santa Clara Univ. 76 75 69 220 +4
T4 Kendra Little Oregon 74 72 74 220 +4
6 Alice Kim UC Davis 73 72 76 221 +5
7 Jessica Wallace Colorado 71 79 73 223 +7
T8 Daniela Holmqvist California 76 74 74 224 +8
T8 Demi Runas UC Davis 76 78 70 224 +8
T8 Lalita Patipaksiri UC Irvine 79 72 73 224 +8

SANTA CLARA RESULTS

6 Santa Clara Univ. +57 305 311 305 921
T4 Miki Ueoka +4 76 75 69 220
T22 Lauren Oh +15 75 79 77 231
T28 Tamara Surtees +17 73 84 76 233
T53 Taylor Camany +26 83 76 83 242
T58 Brooke Stephens +29 81 81 83 245
T63 Kelsy O'Brien* +38 85 89 80 254

*played as an individual