March 7, 2006
PLEASANTON, Calif. - On a wet course where the squeegees were omnipresent throughout, the Santa Clara women's golf team swung their way up a notch and into tenth place with a score of 655 at the Spartan Invitational on Tuesday.
"We are moving on from this event and looking forward to our host event, The SCU Colby Invitational next week where we will play against the number 6 ranked Pepperdine for the first time this year," said head coach Polly Schulze. "We are looking forward to finishing strong at the Colby. Our goal is to finish close to Pepperdine, as they are a national powerhouse and we need to find out how we stack up against them prior to the conference championships.
"The team is very motivated and feeling competitive, we just need to have that one strong finish to get going before our last two events, Stanford and WCC's."
Candice Palmer shot a team-best 77 in Tuesday's final round, while Ella Sanman followed that with an 81 and Samantha Trask shot an 82 for a two-round score of 163 to pace the Broncos. Jenny Nelson and Corey Utsurogi followed behind with scores of 86 and 90, respectively.
Host San Jose State took the team title with a two-round score of 611 while Fresno State's Laura Leuthke took the individual honors with a two-round score of 145 to hold off UC Irvine's Selanee Henderson by four strokes.
The Broncos will return to action next Monday as they host the SCU Colby Invitational in Carmel.