Oct. 2, 2012
GOLF, Ill. - Demi Runas posted a final-round 2-under 70 and finished in a tie for second on Tuesday, while fellow senior Amy Simanton tied for fourth, as the No. 19 UC Davis women's golf team moved up a spot and finished fourth at the Windy City Collegiate Classic hosted by Northwestern.
Runas, who captured medalist honors at last week's Golfweek Conference Challenge in Vail, Colo., and was named Golfweek's Player of the Week, finished 1-under 215 overall, tying Lindsey Weaver of Notre Dame.
Simanton had a final-round 75, finishing even for the 54-hole tournament. She had a career-best tying 68 during Monday's second round which helped her move into a share of the first-day lead.
Also for UC Davis, sophomore Beverly Vatananugulkit tied for 26th at 9 over after a 75, freshman Betty Chen also had a 75, tying for 43rd at 14 over, and freshman Andrea Wong tied for 55th at 16 over after shooting a 78.
Sixth-ranked Arizona captured a four-stroke tournament win, finishing at 15-over 879 while No. 2 Washington (883) grabbed second. Host Northwestern (885), ranked No. 34, edged UC Davis (884) by a stroke after the Aggies shot a collective 295 on Tuesday.
Runas had two bogeys over her first four holes but then played the final 14 holes bogey-free while carding four birdies. Simanton had 13 pars and a birdie while Vatananugulkit, Chen and Wong each had a birdie in their rounds.
TCU's April McCoy finished first at 2-under 214 after shooting a 69.
The Aggies will return to the course on Monday, opening the 54-hole Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational at the University of Washington.
WINDY CITY COLLEGIATE CLASSIC
Golf, Ill. (hosted by Northwestern)
Glen View Club
Par 72, 6,333 yards
1. Arizona, 293-289-297-879 >
2. Washington, 287-293-303-883
3. Northwestern, 298-294-292-884
4 UC DAVIS, 297-293-295-885
T5. Oklahoma State, 298-294-299-891
T5. Iowa State, 296-290-305-891
7. Notre Dame, 294-294-305-893
8. Texas Tech, 299-299-303-901
9. Wisconsin, 300-299-306-905
10. Ohio State, 300-303-304-907
11. UCF, 304-304-302-910
12. TCU, 300-302-312-914
13. Kent State, 303-311-310-924
14. UNC-Wilmington, 309-308-312-929
15. Colorado, 308-303-320-931
1. April McCoy, 73-72-69-214
T2. Demi Runas, 72-73-70-215
T4. Amy Simanton, UC Davis, 73-68-75-216
T26. Beverly Vatananugulkit, 75-75-75-225
T43. Betty Chen, 77-78-75-230
T55. Andrea Wong, 77-77-78-232