Natasha Andrea Oon led a trio of Spartan women’s golfers who finished in the top-15 of the Illini Women’s Invitational at Medinah, and San José State shot a 10-under 278 in the final round to finish fifth at 854 in the 15-team field.
•Oon shot a three-under 69 in the third round, following up her two-under 70 in the second round, to tie for 10th at four-under 212. Oon made seven birdies over the final two rounds and had only bogey in each of those rounds.
•Antonia Malate was very consistent at the tournament as she shot a one-under 71 in each of the three rounds to tie for 13th at three-under 213. She and Oon each made 42 pars over the two days.
•During her three rounds, Malate made par or birdie on 38 consecutive holes. She finished her final three holes by going birdie-par-birdie, then followed that up by making a birdie on the first hole of her second round and then 17 consecutive pars. In the final round, she again started with a birdie, made 11 pars, then a birdie, two more pars, birdie-par before a double-bogey on her final hole ended her streak.
•Kajsa Arwefjäll also tied for 13th at three-under 213, shooting a five-under 67 in the final round. She made the second eagle of her collegiate career in the third round on the par-5, 519-yard hole 16. Her other eagle came at the NCAA Stanford Regional this past May.
•Louisa Carlbom shot a one-under 71 in the final round and tied for 27th at even-par 216. She made three birdies and 13 pars during her final round after shooting an even-par 72 in the second round. For the tournament, Carlbom led the team with 11 birdies made.
•Lucia Lopez Ortega tied for 59th at six-over 222, shooting a 73 in the second round and 75 in the final round. She had a streak of 10 consecutive holes of making par during the third round.
•The Spartans finished the second round with a two-under 286 and were ninth heading into the final round. The team then shot the second-best round of the season with a 10-under 278, tying for the third-best score in school history.
•The low 54-hole total of 854 is the second-lowest score in school history by two shots better than the 856 shot at last spring’s Gunrock Invitational. The 2015-16 Spartans shot a 21-under 843 at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown.
•San José State has a very quick turnaround, competing this Friday through Sunday at the Stanford Intercollegiate. The Spartans begin their first round Friday afternoon with the first tee time at 12:05 p.m. off the first tee. The team begins the second round on Saturday at 8:25 a.m. off of the 10th tee.