Women’s golf finishes middle of pack in Colorado tournament

By Kayla Boardman (@kaylarboardman): 

San Jose State women’s golf team competed in the Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate tournament in Colorado this weekend, finishing tied with Cal Poly for ninth place.

The team struggled the first day and it showed in the rankings. After day one the Spartans were tied for 11 place out of 14 teams.

Senior Elizabeth Schultz led the team with 13 pars on her first 14 holes, putting her tied for 19 at the end of the first day. The rest of the team struggled, all finishing over par for day one.

The second day looked a lot better for the Spartans as everyone made par on the first hole. Junior Abegail Arevalo, the Mountain West player of the month for golf for September, helped SJSU move up to 10 place at the end of the second day by shooting two-under par.

Arevalo and Schultz tied for 28 place at the end of the second day of the tournament.

To start off the first nine holes, Arevalo shot one-under with two bogeys, three birdies and four pars, ending the day two-under 70 with eight pars and one birdie. Schultz also did well with two birdies and 13 pars, but brought herself down with a bogey and two double bogeys to finish three-over 75.

Junior Franziska Friedrich was also one to watch as the tournament went on.

Her day one was tough as she finished tied for 68 place at seven-over 79 with 13 pars, four bogies and a triple bogey. On day two however she had three birdies, one bogey and 14 pars to end two-under 70, leaving her tied for 41 place.

The final day of the tournament saw even more improvement from Arevalo and Friedrich. They shot two and three-under respectively in the front nine.

However, the back nine were not nearly as successful for any of the Spartans with many bogeys and double bogeys. Arevalo finished first in her team, tied for 19 place with one-over while Schultz was able to finish second in her team in 33 place with five-over,

Friedrich came in tied for 34 with six-over after getting knocked down with two double bogies and one bogey in the back nine to end the last day.

The next time the team will compete in is the Stanford Intercollegiate tournament at Pebble Beach from Oct. 16-17.

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