The No. 17 UC Davis women’s golf team finished third in the inaugural Pacific Coast Intercollegiate at Half Moon Bay Golf Links, the first time the Aggies hosted an event.
Behind sophomore Amy Simanton’s three birdies and two-under 70 in the final round, UC rallied from sixth place on the final day to force the third-place tie at the event.
No. 37 Oregon – who co-hosted the event with UC Davis – edged No. 27 Texas A&M to take the event. Texas A&M’s Katerina Ruzickova took the individual title.
Simanton progressively improved her score for the event to earn an eighth-place overall finish. Freshman Jessica Chulya and senior Chelsea Steltzmiller finished in a tie for 19th with Demi Runas and Alice Kim tying for 30th overall.
This event was the final competition for UC Davis, which will try to defend its Big West Conference title beginning April 18 in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
– Jason Alpert