FRESNO, Calif. – Freshman Macey Mills led the Roadrunner women’s golf team in the final round of play at the Fresno State Classic on Tuesday. Mills posted a new personal best score of 74 to pace CSU Bakersfield to its best single-round of the tournament held at San Joaquin Country Club.
“Today was a decent rebound from our poor second round yesterday,” said Meghan Thomason, CSUB’s Director of Golf. “I’m incredibly proud of Macey and her round of 74. She hung in there all day and really executed when she needed to. San Joaquin isn’t an easy course and I’m so glad she finally broke through with a really solid score.”
Mills started out hot for the ‘Runners and held even par all the way through sixteen holes. A pair of bogeys on the final two holes brought her to the two-over-par score with which the freshman finished as Mills paced CSUB on Tuesday.
The Bakersfield native’s solid final round helped Mills finish tied for the tournament lead for CSUB with junior Ariel Lee at 240 strokes (+24). The pair were tied for 60th overall on the tournament while Mills’ 74 is tied for the second-best single-round score in CSUB history.
Three strokes behind Mills and Lee on the tournament were junior Tori Peers and senior Chandler Bullman with score of 243 each. Bullman’s 79 on Tuesday was second-best for the ‘Runners on the round while Peers and Lee were one stroke back at 80. Junior Julia Stewart wrapped up the Fresno State Classic with a round of 82 and a 54-hole total of 247.
As a team, the ‘Runners finished with their best single-round team score of the tournament at 313. The 25-over-par mark is tied for the eighth-best in ‘Runner history. On the tournament, CSUB recorded 958 strokes (+94), a Top 10 all-time performance for Bakersfield.
Nevada (891) edged Cal Poly by a mere two strokes to claim the team title at the Fresno State Classic. Cal State Fullerton’s Martina Edberg took the individual medal by one stroke with a score of 212.
Thomason went on to talk about the team’s overall play this week: “We need to tighten our short game up during the final month of the season. This was a really strong field and it was great experience for the team to compete against some really outstanding college players. We are looking forward to solid practice and then getting back at it again at Bakersfield Country Club.”
The Roadrunners are set to take next week off before returning to the links. CSU Bakersfield will meet CSUN, Mar. 27, for a dual at Bakersfield Country Club.