San José State women’s golfers Antonia Malate and Kajsa Arwefjäll tied for third at eight-under 208 at the Gunrock Invitational at the Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento. The Spartans finished tied for third with host UC Davis at eight-under 856.

Malate entered the final round tied for first place with eventual winner Rachel Heck of Stanford. Malate made 12 consecutive pars to start her round before making a birdie on the par-5 #13. She finished the round making pars on four of her final five holes, but a double bogey on #16 found her at one-over par for the day.

Arwefjäll shot the team’s low round of the day with a four-under 68 to tie Malate for third place. She did not make a bogey during the third round and made four birdies on the day.

Louisa Carlbom shot a 74 and finished tied for 31st at 221. Jadan Gonzalez finished the tournament with a 73 and was 35th at 222. Jordyn Parr had her best round with a one-over 73 and tied for 41st at 225.

The Spartans finished tied for third in the team standings at eight-under 856 after shooting a one-under 287 in the final round. Sacramento State had the round of the tournament, shooting an 11-under 277 to leap frog three teams and finish second. Stanford won the tournament at 26-under 838.

“We had a very solid tournament this week,” said Spartan head coach Dana Dormann. “It was fun and exciting to see Antonia in the hunt and good experience for her to play in that position. Kajsa is playing well and brings a good energy to our team.

“Our team stepped up this week, and I am encouraged by their play and we can build on this. We are encouraged with all the birdies made and know where we need to improve.”

San José State returns to action next Monday and Tuesday, March 8 and 9, as the Spartans and San Francisco co-host the Juli Inkster at Meadow Club Invitational at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif.