Titans Battle Elements, Storm Up Leaderboard to Finish Fourth in Oregon
AURORA, Ore. -- Standing in 11th place after a rain-shortened first day, the Cal State Fullerton women's golf team stormed up the leaderboard on Tuesday, shooting the second-lowest team score of the day and finishing fourth at the 2013 Rose City Collegiate hosted by Portland State at the Langdon Farms Golf Course in Aurora, Ore.
Shortened to only 36 holes after torrential rain wiped out an entire round on Monday, the Titans were 21 shots better on day two, shooting a team score of 294 to challenge eventual team champion Oregon State (293) for low-round honors. Fullerton finished with a 33-over-par 609 to trail the Beavers (+10, 586) and second-place finishers Gonzaga and UC Irvine, which tied at 24-over (600).
The Titans placed three golfers in the top 20, led by junior Tisha Alyn Abrea's tie for third with a 2-over-par 146, shooting a final round 71 (-1) and ending up with the lowest 36-hole score by an individual since the sport returned to campus. However, the low score of the day for Fullerton was carded by freshman Martina Edberg, who tied a school single-round record with a final-round 70 (-2) on Tuesday -- 10 shots better than her opening day score -- to leap into a tie for 10th at 6-over (150).
Junior Seri Lee completed the top-20 trio, improving by eight shots with a final round 73 to finish in a tie for 20th with a 10-over-par 154.
Tuesday's 294 is tied for the third-lowest single-round score since the program was reinstated in 2009-10 and was the lowest since the Titans shot a 293 at their own Folino Invitational last season. The 609 team total is also the lowest 36-hole score since reinstatement, and the program's first such score since the 2011 Folino Invitational.
Cal State Fullerton makes a quick return to the course next week, heading to Las Cruces, N.M., to participate in the Price's "Give 'Em Five" Invitational hosted by New Mexico State on Oct. 7-9.
2013 ROSE CITY COLLEGIATE
Langdon Farms Golf Course • Aurora, Ore.
Team… 315-294=609 (+33, 609)
t3. Tisha Alyn Abrea… 75-71=146 (+2)
t10. Martina Edberg… 80-70=150 (+6)
t20. Seri Lee… 81-73=154 (+10)
t49. Makayla Mier… 79-80=159 (+15)
t75. Kate Cho… 88-80=168 (+24)
NOTES: Abrea's third-place finish was the fourth, top-five finish of her career, tying her with Taylor Fowler (2009-13) and Seri Lee (2011-present) for the most since the program was reinstated… the finish was also the 15th of her career in the top 20, placing her second behind only Fowler (16)… Lee moved into a tie for fourth on the career top-20 finishes list with the eighth of her career this week… Edberg's 70 and Abrea's 71 marked the first rounds at par or better by a Titan this season.