Titans Rally to Win Rose City Collegiate

2012-13 Tisha Alyn Abrea
Sophomore Tisha Alyn Abrea finished in a tie for 6th to help the Titans to the title at the 2012 Rose City Collegiate on Tuesday.

AURORA, Ore. -- Cal State Fullerton sophomore Tisha Alyn Abrea carded her third-straight round of 75 to finish in a tie for sixth and four Titans finished in the top 20 overall as Fullerton rallied from 15 shots down after day one to win the 2012 Rose City Collegiate on Tuesday afternoon at the Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, Ore.

It is the third tournament title for the women's team since the program was reinstated with the 2009-10 season and the Titans' first since winning the Fresno State Lexus Classic on March 12-13 last year.

Fullerton shot a final round 303 -- the second-best score of the day -- to finish with a 54-hole total of 912 (+48), edging second-place Oregon State (+52) by four strokes and day one leader Seattle University (+53) by five to claim the crown on a cool, cloudy, breezy day in the Pacific Northwest. A Ram Choi of host Portland State took home individual honors, shooting a 2-over-par 218.

The Beavers, who were second after day one, shot a final round 309 while the Redhawks, who led Oregon State by 13 shots after 36 holes, shot a final round 323 to fall to third.

Abrea, who finished ninth at the same tournament last season, carded a 54-hole total of 225 to share the spot with the Beavers' Lauren Sewell, who was tied for third after day one. However, the biggest mover on the day for the Titans came from sophomore Seri Lee, who shot a 1-over-par 73 in the final round to finish tied for 12th (81-75-73--229) after ending day one tied for 25th. She capped her final round with an eagle on No. 18.

Senior Taylor Fowler (71-82-77--230) and sophomore Makayla Mier (77-76-78--231) also posted top-20 finishes at tied for 16th and tied for 18th, respectively, while senior Nicole Rivera finished tied for 45th with a career-best 242 in her 2012-13 season debut.

Cal State Fullerton now takes a week off before heading to Palm Desert, Calif., to participate in the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate hosted by the University of Wyoming on Oct. 13-14 at the Classic Club Golf Course.