September 24, 2013

Freman, McCartan Pace Women’s Golf To Fourth Place Finish At Cougar Cup

PULLMAN, Wash. – Freshman Annie Freman placed ninth and junior Kaci McCartan finished in a tie for 10th leading the Santa Clara women's golf team to a fourth place standing in the 12-team Cougar Cup completed today in rainy conditions at the Palouse Ridge Golf Course.

Freman captured her third top-10 finish in as many collegiate events shooting a final round 4-over-par 76 and ending tournament play with a 10-over 226. She had a one-shot advantage over McCartan, who fired a 3-over 75 in today's final round, and finished at 11-over (227). Washington State's Mallory Kent shot a 4-under-par 212 to claim individual honors by seven shots.

With a career-best finish of 11th entering this season, McCartan has a tournament title and a top-10 placing in each of her last two events.

The Broncos matched their first round score with a final round 312 and finished 34 shots behind winner and tournament host Washington State with a three-round total of 920. Santa Clara scored its third-best round of the season with 296 over the middle 18 holes.

One week after having three top-10 finishers, the Broncos placed a trio among the top 20 with senior Taylor Camany claiming a share of 18th place in the 77-player field. Camany shot rounds 77, 75 and 80 for a 16-over 232.

Meghan Shain tied for 31st with a three-round total of 237 (+21) after scoring a final round 81 and Ashley Noda tied for 43rd with a 240 (+24).

After three consecutive weeks of tournament play, the Broncos will be off until October 12 when they compete in the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, Calif.

Washington State Cougar Cup Final Team Standings

1.      Washington State       297-291-298 = 886 (+22)

2.      Gonzaga                    304-290-304 = 898 (+34)

3.      Idaho                         309-303-302 = 914 (+50)

4.      Santa Clara               312-296-312 = 920 (+56)

5.      BYU                          310-291-321 = 922 (+58)

Santa Clara Final Individual Results

9.      Annie Freman             72-78-76 = 226 (+10)

T10.   Kaci McCartan            81-71-75 = 227 (+11)

T18.   Taylor Camany           77-75-80 = 232 (+16)

T31.   Meghan Shain            82-74-81 = 237 (+21)

T43.   Ashley Noda              82-76-82 = 240 (+24)