After a season of ups and downs, the women of the Sonoma State University golf team finished strong with a second place finish at California State University San Marcos. This finish has helped secure their placement as 21 nationally ranking.
Tying for sixth place, Haley Whitbeck and Erin Martens had received a score of six-over-par 150’s. Following this tie for sixth, Sabrina Virtusio had tied for ninth place, receiving nine-over-par 153. With three of the women from Sonoma State placing in the top 10, they were able to secure the second place win.
The Sonoma State team only trailed the first place winning Cal State San Marcos team by 23 shots, and led Embry Riddle by 16 who took third place.
Even with a strong finish at the San Marcos invitational, the women of the golf team were outshined by some of their opponents’ individual achievements. Jaime Jacob, a member of the Cal State San Marcos team received a honors after having a two-under 142, even with this achievement Jacob had received a 69 in the opening round, giving her a score which allowed her the best in the tournament as a whole. Jacob’s achievement was a strong factor in San Marcos’ overall first place in the tournament.
With the fall season coming to a close after completing their last tournament, the women will start their fight for the top again this coming February when they participate in the PLNU reach in San Diego.