GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The Roadrunner women’s golf team wrapped up the Bobcat Desert Invitational on Tuesday and broke a pair of school records in the process. As a team, CSU Bakersfield broke the ‘Runner record with a 54-hole team score of 928 while junior Tori Peers’ three-round total of 222 was a CSUB individual record.
“I’m very happy with Tori’s solid golf this tournament,” said CSUB’s Director of Golf, Meghan Thomason. “Today’s round was disappointing. We will consider it another learning opportunity as we prepare for Conference.”
The ‘Runners concluded the tournament with a final-round score of 317. With Monday’s pair of rounds, CSUB finished with a 54-hole total of 928 (+64), smashing the previous team tournament record by nine strokes. Bakersfield placed seventh of 14 teams in the tournament. The ‘Runners were just four strokes behind fellow Western Athletic Conference member Utah Valley and held off host Montana State by four strokes.
Peers, a junior from Grand Island, Neb., paced the ‘Runners on the tournament with a three-round total of 222 strokes (71-76-75, +6). The mark is a new record for CSUB, breaking the shared record of teammates Ariel Lee and Julia Stewart by four strokes. Peers finished the tournament tied for seventh overall among 77 student-athletes, her second Top 10 finish of the season.
Along with Peers’ record-breaking performance, Lee, a junior from Singapore, and freshman Macey Mills both posted 54-hole scores that ranked in CSUB’s Top 10. Lee finished at 233 (79-72-82, +17), tied for seventh all-time, while Mills’ 234 (76-77-81, +18) tied for 10th in CSUB history.
Stewart, a junior from Bakersfield, posted her second-straight score in the 70s to finish the tournament at 239 (82-78-79, +23), her second-best 54-hole score of the season. Senior Chandler Bullman rounded out the CSUB squad with a three-round total of 242 (82-78-82, +26), her best tournament this year.
Cal Poly took the team title by 15 strokes with a 54-hole score of 878 (+14). The Mustangs’ Sophie Bergland ran away with a six-stroke victory in the individual competition with a two-day total of 212 (-4).
The Roadrunner women have concluded their regular season and will return home to prepare for the WAC Championship. The conference tournament is set for Apr. 19-21 in Mission Hills, Kan. The Championship will feature three rounds of golf over three days at the Indian Hills Country Club.