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Aztecs finish in a tie for 15th at NCAA Stanford Regional


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May 12, 2021 (Stanford) - The 47th-ranked San Diego State women’s golf team had its season come to an end at the NCAA Stanford Regional Wednesday on the par-71, 6,291-yard Stanford Golf Course. The Aztecs, who were the No. 12 seed in the 18-team field, finished in a tie for 15th at 41-over-par 893. 

SDSU carded a 24-over 308 in the final round Wednesday after shooting a 7-over 291 on Monday and a 10-over 294 on Tuesday. San Diego State tied with TCU for 15th, besting Cal Poly (+45) and Navy (+73). No. 20 Stanford, which was competing on its home course for a third time this spring and for the second straight tournament, won its own regional at 28-under 824, 30 strokes ahead of No. 3 Wake Forest (+2). Also advancing to the NCAA Championships, scheduled for May 21-26 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., with Stanford and Wake Forest were No. 6 Oklahoma State (+3), No. 14 Virginia Tech (+4), No. 22 Arizona (+5) and No. 10 USC (+8).


Sara Kjellker once again led the Aztecs, finishing in a tie for 18th in the 95-player field at 2-over 215. After rounds of 69 and 72 earlier in the week, Kjellker had a 3-over 74 today to slip seven places. Kjellker, who was named the Mountain West Women’s Golfer of the Week on Thursday, was unable to record a birdie in the final round, instead settling for 15 pars and bogeys on the par-5, 503-yard 16th hole, par-4, 422-yard 18th and the par-3, 150-yard fourth. Kjellker needed to finish among the top-three of the non-qualifying teams, but just missed it, tying for fifth. The three individuals who moved on to Scottsdale were San José State’s Kajsa Arwefjall (-3), Fresno State’s Brigitte Thibault (-2) and Denver’s Anna Zanusso (-2).


Rachel Heck (-11) and Angelina Ye (-10) finished first and second, respectively, for Stanford, while Oklahoma States Maja Stark (-7), Arizona’s YuSang Hou (-6) and Arwefjall (-3) rounded out the top-five.


April Ranches and Bernice Ilas, meanwhile tied for 61st at 12-over 225. Ranches shot a 5-over 76 today, while Ilas was at 8-over 79. Ranches recorded one birdie on the day - the par-5, 477-yard 12th - and six bogeys. Ilas had two birdies, including the par-5, 501-yard first and No. 12, but also eight bogeys and a double bogey on the par-3, 152-yard eighth.


Andrea Gomez slipped into a tie for 73rd following an 8-over 79 on Wednesday, totaling 15-over 228 overall. She had her lone birdie on the fourth hole, offsetting three bogeys and three double bogeys.


Anna Lina Otten did not compete in Wednesday’s final round after withdrawing early in her back nine on Tuesday.


NCAA Stanford Regional

Stanford, Calif.

Day Three Results

Stanford Golf Course

Par 71, 6,291 yards


Team Standings (Top 6 of 18 teams (top 6 advanced to NCAA Championships) + SDSU)

1. No. 20 Stanford…272-271-281—824 (-28)

2. No. 3 Wake Forest…286-280-288—854 (+2)

3. No. 6 Oklahoma State…287-282-286—855 (+3)

4. No. 14 Virginia Tech…282-283-291—856 (+4)

5. No. 22 Arizona…289-289-279—857 (+5)

6. No. 10 USC…288-283-289—860 (+8)


T-11. No. 47 San Diego State…291-294-308—893 (+41)


Individual Leaders (Top 5 of 95 players + SDSU & other individuals who advanced to NCAA Championship)

1. Rachel Heck (Stanford)…68-67-67—202 (-11)

2. Angelina Ye (Stanford)…69-65-68—203 (-10)

3. Maja Stark (Oklahoma State)…67-69-70—206 (-7)

4. YuSang Hou (Arizona)…70-71-66—207 (-6)

5. Kajsa Arwefjall^ (San José State)…72-71-67—210 (-3)


T6. Brigitte Thibault^ (Fresno State)…70-73-68…211 (-2)

T6. Anna Zanusso^ (Denver)…70-70-71…211 (-2)

T18. Sara Kjellker (San Diego State)…69-72-74—215 (+2)

T61. April Ranches (San Diego State)…72-77-76—225 (+12)

T61. Bernice Ilas (San Diego State)…73-73-79—225 (+12)

T73. Andrea Gomez (San Diego State)…77-72-79—228 (+15)

WD. Anna Lina Otten (San Diego State)…80-WD-WD

^ individuals who advanced to NCAA Championship

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