Women’s golf places second in Big Sky tournament, ends season

State Hornet Staff

Sacramento State women’s golf team wrapped up their season, finishing in second place in the Big Sky Conference Tournament today in Chandler, Arizona. They finished just two strokes behind first-place medalist Northern Arizona University.

The Hornet’s led the tournament in the first round, having a one-stroke lead over Southern Utah University. They finished the first day 10-over par, shooting 298. Northern Arizona and the University of Idaho trailed Southern Utah.

In the second round of the tournament, Sac State fell to third place with a total of 305. They were five strokes behind Southern Utah and one stroke shy of Idaho.

In today’s final round the team shot for a total of 300, which dropped them two strokes behind Northern Arizona. Idaho was trailing Sac State by one stroke.

The Hornet’s concluded the tournament with a total of 298-305-300-903. This is the third time that the team has finished in second place in the tournament in the last four years.

Freshman Astha Madan led her team in the first two rounds of the tournament. In the first round she shot even at par (72), followed by carding a 73 for her second round. In the final round of the tournament she shot a 76, with four bogeys and one double bogey.

Madan completed her freshman year tying for second place in the Big Sky tournament with a total of 221.

Rockelle Sande led Sac State in the final round today shooting even at par for 72. In the first round she carded an 81 for the team’s highest individual score followed by an 85 in the second round. She went into the final round tied for 49th place and ended up finishing tying for 38th place, with a total of 238.

The only sophomore competing in the tournament was Chloe Bartek, who finished tied for 16th place. Her first round she had two bogeys and one double bogey. She ended up shooting 15 pars, which ultimately helped her card a 76.

Bartek concluded the second round tied for 24th place with a shot of 79, and finished out the tournament with her lowest shot of the tournament for a 73.

Senior Sagee Palavivatana and freshman Katie Dunaway tied for 23rd place and both carded their lowest score in the first round.

Palavivatana was ranked second on her team in the second round of the tournament, tying for 13th place with a round of 76. She concluded her collegiate career for Sac State with 10 pars and eight bogeys in the final round, carding 80.

Dunaway was tied with Palavivatana in the first round as both shot a 75. The freshman recorded four straight pars. In the second round she carded a 77 and was tied for 15th place. In the last round she finished with a 79.

Palavivatana and Dunaway finished the tournament with a 54-hole total of 231.

This was the team’s final tournament of the season and they will not move on to the NCAA tournament.