March 7, 2006
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PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Jee Park shot a 4-over par 76 on Tuesday afternoon, jumping a spot and finishing in a tie for third, as UC Davis took fifth place overall at the San Jose State University Spartan Invitational, played at the Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club.
The Aggies' Danielle Cvitanov also had a strong tournament, tying for 11th.
UC Davis posted a 36-hole total of 53-over 629 after shooting 313 in the final round, a three-stroke improvement over Monday's opening score. San Jose State held off UC Irvine to take top honors, finishing at 35-over 611. That was good enough for a four-shot victory over UC Irvine, which had a tournament-best 299 on Tuesday afternoon.
Fresno State finished third at 620 while San Francisco placed four shots ahead of UC Davis at 625. Idaho was one shot back of the Aggies, placing sixth in the 11-team tournament.
Fresno State's Laura Luethke garnered medalist honors after firing a 2-under 70 in the final round, the only sub-par score on Tuesday. She posted a four-stroke win over Selanee Henderson of UC Irvine with Jessica Potter of San Francisco, Renee Skidmore of Idaho, Angela Won of UC Irvine and Park all tying for fourth at 7-over 151. It was Park's highest finish of the season.
Cvitanov had a two-stroke improvement over the first round and shot 76, tying for 11th. Bryanna Gregory posted a 79, six shots better than Monday, and tied for 37th at 164 along with teammate Kelsey Fischer who had matching 82's in both rounds. Brittany Smith tied for 42nd after shooting 84 on Tuesday.
UC Davis returns to action on Apr. 3-4 at the Dixie Classic, hosted by BYU.
SAN JOSE STATE SPARTAN INVITATIONAL
Castlewood Country Club Hill Course (Pleasanton, Calif.)
par 72 (5,939 yards)
TEAM - 1. San Jose State, 611; 2. UC Irvine, 615 3. Fresno State, 620; 4. San Francisco, 625; 5. UC Davis, 629; 6. Idaho, 630; 7. Hawaii, 638; 8. Boise State, 644; 9. Portland State, 646; 10. Santa Clara, 655; 11. UC Riverside, 650
INDIVIDUAL (top 5 plus UCD) - 1. Laura Luethke, Fresno St., 75-70-145; 2. Selanee Henderson, UC Irvine, 77-72-149; T3. Jessica Potter, USF, 77-74-151; Renee Skidmore, Idaho, 76-75-151; Angela Won, UC Irvine, 78-73-151; Jee Park, 75-76-151.. UCD: T11. Danielle Cvitanov, 78-76-154; T37. Bryana Gregory, 85-79-164; T37. Kelsey Fischer, 82-82-164; T42. Brittany Smith, 81-84.