MESA, Ariz. — San Jose State defeated New Mexico State by two strokes on Sunday to win the WAC Women’s Golf Championship at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. The Spartans won their third consecutive title and fifth as a member of the WAC by posting a three-round total of 884 (+32).
“This was quite a day today,” said San Jose State head coach John Dormann. “We kind of had a nice 12 holes to start the tournament, but winning is never easy. I’m very proud of this group. It was very rewarding to see this team come together throughout the year.”
Idaho junior Kayla Mortellaro (68-72-72-212) won the individual title after starting today’s round in second place. Mortellaro won by three strokes against second-round leader, Madeleine Ziegert (72-67-76-215). San Jose State’s Katrina Delen-Briones (73-78-70-221), New Mexico State’s Demi Mak (74-73-74-221) and New Mexico State’s Apinporn Swaschuto (73-72-76-221) all tied for third at 8-over par. Delen-Briones posted the best round of the day with a 1-under 70 on Sunday.
Fresno State’s Christine Uhalde posted an even-par 71 on Sunday with seven birdies and seven bogeys. She finished the three rounds with a tournament-best 13 birdies.
In the rest of the team competition, New Mexico State was second (886), Fresno State third (913), Boise State fourth (921), Nevada fifth (922), Idaho sixth (926) and Hawaii seventh (929). The Bulldogs posted the best round of the day with a 290 to move from seventh place to third for the tournament.