April 1, 2008
LINCOLN, Calif. -- Freshman Alice Kim, playing as an individual, tied for second at the NCAA Western Regional Preview on Tuesday while freshman Chelsea Stelzimiller led the UC Davis women's golf team with a tie for eighth as the Aggies jumped three places to finish tied for seventh at the two-day event.
The tournament, played at the par-72, 6,018-yard Orchard Course at the Lincoln Hills Golf Club, gave teams an opportunity to play the host site for this year's regional championship. UC Davis was in seventh after 36 holes before shooting a 306 on Tuesday to tie UNLV for fourth at 41-over 905.
Denver, ranked 12th, led the tournament wire-to-wire, posting a 298 on Tuesday to post a 24-stroke victory at 876. Oregon, ranked 41st, was second at 900 followed by Fresno State at 904. The Aggies and No. 46 UNLV each finished a stroke in front of UC Irvine and three in front of seventh-place Washington State and Colorado.
UC Davis also finished in front of No. 50 San Francisco and was the highest-placing of four Big West Conference teams.
Amy Eneroth of Washington State, despite shooting a 77 in the final round, took medalist honors, finishing the 54-hole tournament at 216. She won by a stroke over both Cathryn Bristow of Oregon and Kim, one of five UC Davis golfers competing as individuals in addition to the Aggies' five-person team.
Kim made the most of just her third event of the season, following rounds of 71 and 72 on Monday with a 74 on Tuesday. She birdied two of her first four holes in her final round before posting the 2-over score. The tie for second was the best of her young Aggie career.
Stelzmiller, with her eighth-place showing, has posted the highest - or tied for the highest - finish among the Aggies' scoring players for the third consecutive tournament. It is also her sixth straight top-10 performance of the season.
improved her position by 16 spots to a tie for 21st thanks to her 1-over 73 over the final 18 holes. ending at 225. Lauren Dobashi
had a 79 and tied for 29th at 229, Katie Sisler
shot 80 and tied for 57th, and Bryana Gregory
tied for 62nd after carding an 86,
UC Davis' remaining four individuals were led by Kimberly Johnson who tied for 29th at 229. Eryn Williams tied for 57th at 235, Kelsey Fischer had a 3-over 75 to tied for 72nd and Jessica Yam ended with an 82 to tie for 93rd.
Nineteen teams were entered in the tournament which was hosted by Sacramento State.
The Aggies return to action at the Peg Barnard Invitational beginning on Apr. 11.
NCAA WESTERN REGIONAL GOLF PREVIEW
Lincoln, Calif. (hosted by Sacramento State)
Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Orchard Course
Par 72, 6018-yards
1. Denver, 288-290-298-876
2. Oregon. 300-292-308-900
3. Fresno State, 305-293-306-904
T4. UNLV, 301-296-308-905
T4. UC Davis, 300- 299-306-905
6. UC Irvine, 299-299-308-906
7. Washington State, 297-293-318-908
T8. Eastern Washington, 302-298-313-913
T8. Colorado, 307-296-310-913
10. San Diego State, 311-301-302-914
11. Northern Arizona, 319-295-303-917
12. San Francisco, 304-309-307-920
13. Cal State Northridge, 311-617-309-927
T14. Cal Poly, 305-308-317-930
T14. Sacramento State, 307-308-315-930
16. Nevada, 310-317-310-937
17. Idaho, 310-322-309-941
18. Santa Clara, 308-313-326-947
19. Cal State Bakersfield, 342-340-345-1027
1. Amy Eneroth, WSU, 71-68-139
T8. Chelsea Stelzmiller, 77-70-74-221
T21. Sydney Roughton, 75-77-73-225
T29. Lauren Dobashi, 75-75-79-229
T57. Katie Sisler, 78-77-80-235
T62. Bryana Gregory, 73-77-86-236
T2. Alice Kim (individual) - 71-72-74-217
T29. Kimberly Johnson (individual) - 73-79-77-229
T57. Eryn Williams (individual) 77-77-81-235
T72. Kelsey Fischer (individual), 81-83-75-239
T93. Jessica Yam (individual), 87-77-82-246