Seventh-ranked San Jose State knocked off top-ranked Stanford for the second time in the last month, holding on to win the Juli Inkster Meadow Club Collegiate by one stroke at the Meadow Club in Fairfax.
Camile Boyd of Washington took home the individual title, winning by three strokes over Stanford freshman Rose Zhang, the top-ranked women’s amateur in the world.
The Spartans, coached by Dana Dorman, who also have finished second three times this season while placing in the top 10 in all five of their events including another victory in the Lamkin Invitational, when they also beat Stanford.
San Jose State posted a winning score of 281-283-290—854 this time, while Stanford was second at 295-283-277—855, followed by Washington a 292-288-290—870, San Francisco at 298-281-292—871 and California 299-284-294—877.
“Hey, look what I’m holding,” Dormann said after she received the championship trophy. “We just won the Juli Inkster Collegiate after being neck-and-neck with Stanford in the final round and I’m just super excited.
“The team came through in the down the stretch and made some clutch putts at the end. It was a great win for our team. We knew Stanford would make a charge at us, but we were able to make a few key putts down the stretch to hold them off.
“We have so much respect for them. Theyshot 50-under in their last tournament to set an NCAA record. They’re an amazing team. So it makes it all that much more special to have beaten them twice this spring.”
We’ve been on a great roll the last couple of weeks and we appreciate the support. Go Spartans!”
San Diego State was sixth at 289-299-291—879, followed by Oregon State at 294-297-295—886, Washington State at 299-290-301—890, Brigham Young at 292-293-309—894 and Colorado at 305-291-307—903.
UC Davis was 11th at 299-294-312—905, followed by Rutgers at 311-297-298—906 and Fresno State at 304-312-317—933.
Boyd, a Washington sophomore from Yorba Linda, claimed her first college victory with a score of 67-70-65—202, 14-under, breaking the school record of 13-under shared by SooBin Kim (2011) and Anya Alvarez (2008).
“It’s a huge win for Camille today with a solid 65,” Washington Coach Mary Lou Mulflur said. “She sets a new team record at 14-under-par. She was so steady and patient this week and she was properly rewarded for it.
“Plus, she beat the No. 1 player in the country, which should do wonders for her confidence.”
Said Boyd: “I just tried to do what I had been doing all week and take advantage of the par-5s and trust my putting. I didn’t know where I stood, but hit an eight-iron for a tap-in eagle on my 16th hole and then made a six-footer for birdie on my last hole.”
Those two holes proved to be the difference.
Zhang, from Irvine, has won three times and finished in the top four in all five of her college events and was second at 72-69-64—205, while Riana Mission of San Francisco was third at 71-67-70—208, followed by Lucia Lopez-Ortega at 71-71-68—210.
Brooke Seay of Stanford shot 74-72-67—213 to tie for fifth with Sara Kjellker of San Diego State, who finished at 69-76-68—213, and Kajsa Arwefjall of San Jose State, who wound up at 69-72-72—213.
Hannah Zeman of San Francisco totaled 72-66-76—214 to tie for eighth with Danique Stokmans of Oregon State, who shot 72-70-72—214, while Natasha Andrea Oon of San Jose State, finished at 72-68-75—215 to tie for 10th with Allysha Mae Mateo of Brigham Young, who came in at 69-70-76—215
Rounding out the scoring for team champion San Jose State were Antonia Malate in a tie for 16th at 71-72-75—218, Louisa Carlbom in a tie for 25th at 70-75-77—222 and Jordyn Parr in a tie for 36th at 75-75-75—225.
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