PALM DESERT, Calif. – In Sunday’s final round at the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate, the Roadrunners posted a team score of 315 to bring CSU Bakersfield’s 54-hole total to 950. The mark tied for CSUB’s second-best all-time while junior Tori Peers finished with the fourth-best individual tournament score in CSUB history (231).
“Overall, we are taking away a lot of positives from this tournament,” said Meghan Thomason, CSUB’s Director of Golf. “Tori played a solid event and Julia showed a lot of resilience after two poor rounds yesterday. Four of five players posting at least one round in the 70s is real progress for this team.
Thomason went on to comment on the team’s recent progress and success: “I think it shows how hard these kids have worked and how far we have come over the past two years. There are good things to come from this team.”
With their team score of 950 (+86), the ‘Runners tied their second-best all-time team 54-hole tournament score. The other 950 was shot during the 2014-15 season while the school record of 937 (+73) came in the same year.
Peers’ 231 (+15) for the Intercollegiate sets the fourth-best mark all-time for CSUB. The native of Grand Island, Neb. also improved her personal best by two strokes. Junior Ariel Lee finished with the second-best tournament score on the weekend for CSUB at 238 (+22).
Julia Stewart’s team-low 75 in the final round helped her wrap up the tournament third for CSUB at 241. Fellow junior April Chang was fourth with a score of 244 while Macey Mills’ 84 on Sunday scored for the 'Runners and gave her a tournament total of 249 strokes.
The Roadrunners will return to action in three weeks with the Cal Poly Lady Mustang Invitational in Arroyo Grande, Calif. The two-day tournament will be held at Cypress Ridge Golf Course on the Central Coast, Oct. 22-23.