Sonoma State’s Men and Women Win

Sonoma State claimed both the men’s and women’s championships, each winning for the second straight tournament, in the Academy of Art Invitational on the North and South Courses at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa.

Devin Gregg and Thomas Jenkins Jr. of Sonoma State shared the men’s individual with Ryan Hong of Cal State East Bay, as the Seawolves rallied to win with a score of 306-296—602, 26-over-par, followed by Cal State East Bay at 299-306—605, Academy of Art of San Francisco in San Francisco at 314-305—619 and Hawaii Pacific at 320-315—635.

“The resiliency our (men’s and women’s) teams showed was really impressive to watch,” Coach Val Verhunce said. “I was really proud to see a lot of our guys bounce back from different setbacks and miscues and complete the comeback.

“We played a tour level golf course in some tour level conditions especially, in the second round, and we fought to the very end. I believe in the talent all of our players have, and when they commit and believe in themselves they have all the ability in the world to be successful.”

Sonoma State has won its last two tournaments outright after sharing a third title in its first outing this spring.

Gregg, a Seawolves senior from San Anselmo, carded a score of 75-72—147, 3-over, while his teammate Jenkins, a sophomore from Corona Del Mar, eagled the ninth hole in round two and shot 73-74—147, and Hong, a Cal State East Bay sophomore from Rancho Cucamonga, finished at 77-70—147.

Won Jun Lee of Cal State East Bay totaled 71-81—152 to tie for fourth with Keith Okada and Ryan Torres, both of Hawaii Pacific, who posted identical scores of 77-75—152, while Tommy Jernigan shot 76-77—153 to tie for seventh with his Cal State East Bay teammate Xavier Coreno, who wound up at 75-78—153.

Gabriel Manotoc of Academy of Art finished at 78-76-154 to tie for ninth with Griffin Pace of Sonoma State, who shot 77-77—154, Otto Homruen of Academy of Art, who totaled 77-77—154, and Moses Greene of Cal State East Bay, who came in at 75-79—154.

Sonoma State’s women carded a winning score of 323-331—654, followed by Academy of Art at 335-349—684, Holy Names of Oakland at 337-348—685, and Hawaii Pacific at 358-374—732.

Anahi Servin of Academy of Art claimed the individual title with a score of 80-80—160, while Jasmine Monas Sonoma State shot 84-79—163 to tie for second with Samantha Cabunag of Sonoma State, who finished at 82-81—163.

Hana Lee of Holy Names was fourth at 81-85—166, while Estee Leeper of Holy Names totaled 82-85—167 to tie for fifth with Isley Grguric of Sonoma State, who wound up at 75-92—167.

Iveta Poslendi of Academy of Art, a junior from Paraguay, shot 80-88—168 to tie for seventh with Lexi Nielsen of Sonoma State, who totaled 82-86—168, while Arrianna Custodio Cal State East Bay was ninth at 83-86—169, followed by Amelia Gladys of Sonoma State at 85-85—170, and Marli Koba of Hawaii Pacific at 84-87—171.

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