Cal Lutheran captures first team championship in program history
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- A windy Tuesday made for tough scoring during the final round of the CLU Regals Invitational but it couldn’t spoil the day as Cal Lutheran captured its first team championship, winning the tournament with a combined score of 646 after a final round 330. CLU freshman Kelly Shotwell tied with Jen Kim of Pomona-Pitzer for the top individual score as both finished with a total of 158 (+14).
Shotwell jumped up the leaderboard after being the only player in the field to shoot in the 70s as she shot a 77 during the final round. The freshman also had the shot of the day on the par-3 fifth when she nearly had an ace after her tee-shot took once bounce before hitting the flagstick and rolling less than a foot away.
McKay Weiler finished in a tie for third after firing a final round 81 to give her a two-round total of 159 (+15).
Jenna Gimbel was the Regal on the leaderboard, coming in sixth after a final round 83 for a two-day total of 163 (+19). A group behind Shotwell, Gimbel also nearly aced the fifth hole after her tee-shot hit an overhanging branch and rolled to within four feet.
Hannah Purdy finished seventh with final total score of 166 after an 89 on during the final round.
Anna Jessen, competing as individual, rounded out the Regals in the top 10 after shooting an 88 which put her in eighth place.
Danika Cochiolo shot a 90 during the final round and Devon Meredith ended with a 95 as both Regals earned a top-25 finish.
The Regals beat out Pomona-Pitzer by 34 strokes. The Sagehens shot 351 on Tuesday to finish with a total of 680. Occidental finished in third with a two-round total of 694.