MESA, ARIZ. -- San Jose State won its fourth consecutive Club Glove WAC Women's Golf Championship at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. It is the sixth WAC title for the Spartans after posting a three-round total of 877 (+13).
Idaho senior Kayla Mortellaro (70-71-73--214) defeated New Mexico State's Demi Mak (75-72-67--214) with a birdie on the fourth hole of sudden death. Both players parred the first three holes. Mak's 67 in the final round tied the WAC record for low round in the championship. Mortellaro defended her title from last year and never finished worse than third at the WAC championship in her four seasons at Idaho.
San Jose State's Jennifer Brumbaugh (73-73-69--215) and Madeleine Ziegert (70-74-72--216) finished third and fourth, respectively.
In the rest of the team competition, Idaho was second (890) followed by Fresno State (902), Hawai'i (910), New Mexico State (913) and Nevada (946).
Also announced today were the all-WAC teams and top awards. Mortellaro was voted the WAC's Player of the Year for the third consecutive season by the six head coaches. Freshman of the year honors went to Fresno State's Madchen Ly and Co-Coach of the Year honors went to San Jose State's John Dormann and Idaho's Lisa Johnson.
First Team All-WAC
Madchen Ly, Fr., Fresno State
Kayla Mortellaro, Sr., Idaho
Demi Mak, So., New Mexico State
Jennifer Brumbaugh, Jr., San Jose State
Madeleine Ziegert, Sr., San Jose State
Second Team All-WAC
Louisa Lies, Sr., Fresno State
Christine Uhalde, So., Fresno State
Teo Poplawski, Sr., Idaho
Kathleen Rojas, Fr., San Jose State
Megan Osland, Fr., San Jose State
Player of the Year: Kayla Mortellaro, Sr., Idaho
Freshman of the Year: Madchen Ly, Fresno State
Co-Coaches of the Year: Lisa Johnson, Idaho and John Dormann, San Jose State
Mesa, Ariz. - Three-time defending champion San Jose State has a 14-stroke lead over Idaho after the second round of the 22nd annual Club Glove Western Athletic Conference women's golf championship. The Spartans replicated yesterday's score with a second consecutive 291 on Tuesday at the 6,163-yard, par-72 Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona.
Idaho's Kayla Mortellaro began the day tied for second, but moved into first with a 1-under par 71 in round two. Her score of 3-under (70-71-141), coupled with Charlee Kapiioho of Hawai'i, the first round leader, carding a 7-over 79, places Mortellaro alone in first place. She has never finished out of the top three in a WAC champoionship.
Tied for second, at even par, are a pair of San Jose State Spartans. Madeleine Ziegert (70-74-144), who began the second round tied with Mortellaro, and Kathleen Rojas (75-69-144), who shot 3-under to move out of a tie for 10th place, are three shots back. Mortellaro, Rojas and Ziegert are the only three golfers even or below par for the first two rounds, which have seen temperatures reach triple digits.
Idaho (301-295--596) shot seven strokes better than on Monday, making the move from third place into second. Fresno State (305-297--602) had the biggest jump of the day, moving from fifth to third on the strength of an eight-stroke improvement from Monday. Hawai'i (299-307--606) fell from second to fourth. New Mexico State (302-310--612) and Nevada (319-312--631) sit in fifth and sixth, respectively.
The three-day tournament concludes on Wednesday with final-round tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m.
MESA, Ariz. – Three-time defending champion San Jose State has an eight-stroke lead after the first round of the Club Glove Western Athletic Conference women's golf championship. The Spartans shot a total of 291 in the first round at the 6,163-yard, par-72 Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. Hawaii’s Charlee Kapiioho is the indivdiual leader after posting a four-under par 68 in a round that included six birdies and two bogies. San Jose State has three players in the top six led by Madeleine Ziegert who carded a two-under par 70 to finish tied for second place with last year's defending champion, Idaho's Kayla Mortellaro, and New Mexico State's Aileen Meredith.
In the team competition, Hawaii is in second place at 299, followed by Idaho in third (301), New Mexico State (302), Fresno State (305) and Nevada (319).
The three-day tournament continues on Tuesday with second-round tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m.
2012 WAC Women's Golf Championship
Longbow Golf Club
Mesa, Arizona (San Jose State University-host)
The 22nd annual Western Athletic Conference women's golf championship is April 23-25 at the 6,163-yard, par-72 Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona. San Jose State is the three-time defending champion after placing three players in the top four last year. Last year's individual champion, Kayla Mortellaro of Idaho, returns along with the next two finishers in San Jose State teammates Madeleine Ziegert and Jennifer Brumbaugh. Mortellaro has averaged a WAC-best 72.93 strokes per round and is currently ranked 24th in the nation by Golfstat after winning two individual titles this season. Other tournament winners this season include Brumbaugh, Ziegert and Fresno State's Christine Uhalde.
Fresno State Bulldogs
Hawaii Rainbow Wahine
Nevada Wolf Pack
New Mexico State Aggies
San Jose State Spartans