Concordia (OR) 612, Sonoma State 614
Date of competition: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
In its final tournament before the Golden State Athletic Conference Championships, the Menlo College women's golf team wrapped up competition at the 2019 Sonoma State Spring Invite. Hosted at the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club, the Oaks had to battle wet conditions during the first day of the tournament that gradually got better as each round progressed. With the improved conditions came better scores, as the Oaks saw some of the biggest improvements of the tournament from day one to day two.
Julika Grosspietsch struggled in the first round as she did during the Desert Intercollegiate Invitational, but she shook that off to turn in one of the best second round totals. No golfer shot a better second round than Grosspietsch, who finished the second day of golf with a 74 on the final 18 holes. Her final eight holes were where she made up the most ground, posting six pars and two birdies to finish just two strokes over the par-72. Two other golfers in the field posted 74s on day two: Alli Kim (Point Loma) and Biapor Khunsri (Academy of Art). Her two round total of 156 was good for a top-17 finish in the overall field, moving up over 30 spots from day one.
Coming in with big improvements on day two was Heli Cha, who shaved six strokes off her score to finish with a 97 on the second day of the tournament. Her score was particularly impressive given the way that she finished off her round, by picking up consecutive birdies on the 12th and 13th holes, which were two of her final holes of the day.
Addison Hemming was the most consistent golfer for the Oaks over the two days, as she shot a 91 on both the first and second rounds. Her front nine on day two was improved, as she went only seven strokes over par over the front nine. She ended her tournament with an overall score of 182. Tying her on the final day was Taylor Robinson, who shot an 87 on the first day of the tournament to finish with a 178 overall, edging out Hemming by four strokes. Robinson reached par on five holes during her first round of competition.
Alli Kim and Shantel Antonio split a share of first place individually during the tournament, each shooting a 148 over their two rounds of golf. Kim made a three spot jump on the last day to tie Antonio, and both surpassed Anahi Servin, who shot a 69 on day one but was ten over par on day two. Concordia (Oregon) won the tournament with rounds of 300 and 312, narrowly beating Sonoma State and Academy of Art, who tied with 614 in second and third.
The GSAC championships begin in Lincoln on Tuesday. Both golf teams will be in competition over the two day event which will feature three rounds for the men and two rounds for the women.
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