Oct. 21, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - Demi Runas played her back nine two shots under par during Sunday's final round en route to a 2-under 69 for No. 4 UC Davis, as the Aggie women's golf team finished 10th at the Stanford Intercollegiate at Stanford Golf Course.
Runas tied for 21st in the final player standings, posting a 54-hole total of 5-over 218. UC Davis had its best round of the three-day tournament, carding a 4-over 288 team score. The Aggies placed one shot back of UCLA (879) and Oregon State which tied for eighth. Third-ranked USC (857) won by four shots over second-ranked Washington.
Senior Amy Simanton and freshman Andrea Wong each had their best rounds on Sunday to help the Aggies' effort. Simanton had a 71, tying for 29th at 7-over 220, while Wong carded a 72 and tied for 44th at 10-over 223.
Sophomore Beverly Vatananugulkit shot a 78 over her final 18 holes, finishing with an 8-over total of 221 and tying for 32nd. Freshman Betty Chen fired a 76, tying for 65th at 16-over 229. Freshman Raegan Bremer, playing as an individual, had a strong last day with her 2-over 73. She was 17-over 230 overall, tying for 69th.
Kyung Kim of USC had her second straight round in the 60's, shooting a 68 and winning medalist honors with a 7-under total of 206. SooBin Kim of Washington was second, three shots back.
Runas got off to a quick start on Sunday, collecting a birdie on the par-4 10th hole, her first hole of the day, and made her turn at par. She then had birdies on the par-3 fourth and par-5 seventh holes while posting par on the remainder, shooting a 2-under 35 on the course's first nine holes. It was her seventh round this fall at par or below.
Simanton had three birdies overall including one on her front nine - the par-5 12th - when she shot 1 under. Her birdies on her back nine came back-to-back on holes 6 and 7. Wong was 1 over after nine holes but birdied the par-5 first hole to began a back nine where she shot par. Chen's 76 was sparked by three birdies while Vatananugulkit had two, including one on the closing par-4 ninth.
Bremer enjoyed her best round of the weekend by five shots, carding birdies on the 11th and 16th holes to move to 2 under after seven holes. She was 1 under after nine and had six pars over her final nine holes.
Stanford, ranked 32nd, finished third (868) on its own course while top-ranked Arizona (869) was fourth.
The Stanford Intercollegiate featured five teams ranked in Golfstat's top 10 and 15 in the top 50.
The tournament was the final one of the fall season for UC Davis which will take a break until starting the spring portion in February. The Aggies will return to Stanford for the Peg Barnard Invitational beginning Feb. 16.
Stanford Golf Course
Par 71, 6,130 yards
1. USC, 286-285-286-857
2. Washington, 290-285-286-861
3. Stanford, 289-290-289-868
4. Arizona, 294-289-286-869
5. Vanderbilt, 288-291-294-873
6. Arizona State, 290-289-295-874
7. Oklahoma State, 289-288-300-877
8. UCLA, 296-295-288-879
9. Oregon State, 287-290-302-879
10. UC DAVIS, 295-297-288-880
11. Georgia, 293-295-293-881
12. Pepperdine, 301-291-298-890
13. San Jose State, 303-298-290-891
14. Harvard, 304-290-298-892
15. Oregon, 298-301-293-892
16. Cal, 307-298-288-893
17. Texas, 311-303-290-904
1. Kyung Kim, USC, 72-66-68-206
T21. Demi Runas, 73-76-69-218
T29. Amy Simanton, 73-76-71-220
T32. Beverly Vatananugulkit, 74-69-78-221
T44. Andrea Wong, 75-76-72-223
T65. Betty Chen, 75-78-76-229
T69. Raegan Bremer, 78-79-73-230 (playing as individual)