Women’s golf breaks school record, finishes in second place

Patricia Carpenter

Sacramento State women’s golf completed the Red Rocks Invitational in Sedona, Ariz. on Sunday tied for second place with a total of 301-301-602, which set the school record by one stroke.

Sac State was outlasted by Xavier as they won with a 14-stroke lead at 299-289-588. Northern Arizona tied with the Hornets for second at 305-297-602.

Senior Lisa Persson broke the Hornets all-time 36-hole individual record by shooting a 71-74-145. This record was previously held by former Hornets, Samantha Saffold and Julie Shutler at 147.

Senior Tiffany Nichols recorded a 78-71-149 total that moved her into the top 10. The two who seniors placed in the top 10 in the tournament were Persson, who tied for fourth, and Nichols, who tied for ninth place.

Persson recorded her second career top-five finish while Nichols recorded her lowest 36-hole total as a Hornet.

Freshman Chloe Bartek shot a 75-79-154 which put her tied for 25th, where she provided the third lowest score for the Hornets.

Sagee Palavivatana and Natalie Bodnar rounded out the Hornets in tournament play, both tied for 33rd at 79-77-156 and 77-79-156, respectively.

The Hornets will have a two week break in tournament play before heading to the Fresno State Lexus Classic on March 17-18 at Copper River Golf Club, in Fresno, Calif.