The UC Davis women’s golf team traveled down to Arizona for the annual PING/ASU Invitational this year for its final tournament before the conference championships, and walked away with some encouraging results.
The Aggies placed 10th in the 17 team field with an overall score of 879. The Aggies’ best day came with the first round, when they shot a combined 287.
UC Davis was led by the dependable senior Demi Runas, the 22nd-ranked player in the country, who finished in a tie for second.
The Torrance, Calif. native shot a 209, two strokes behind the winner of the tournament. Last year, Runas shot a 212 to win the tournament, but despite her three-stroke improvement on last year’s score, she placed second behind Alabama’s Emma Talley.
Sophomore Beverly Vatananugulkit followed that up with a 216 to tie for 22nd at the tournament while freshman Andrea Wong put up a strong 223 to place her in 48th place. Senior Amy Simanton recorded a 231 while sophomore Blair Lewis shot a 253.
UC Davis will now set its sights on the Big West Conference Championships which will take place April 21-23 in San Luis Obispo, Calif.