PULLMAN, Wash. — The University of Nevada women's golf team finished in second place at the 14-team Washington State Inland Cup, held Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 21-23 at the par 72, 6,126-yard Palouse Ridge Golf Club.
Idaho took first place at the WSU Inland Cup with three-round total of 39-over 903 (309-292-302), while the Wolf Pack finished at 52-over 916 (307-306-303) to take second in its season-opening tournament. Sacramento State finished third (918) followed by Gonzaga (932), Fresno State (933) and Oregon State (933) in the top five. It also marked the second season in a row that Nevada has finished second at the Inland Cup.
All five Nevada golfers moved up into the top 20 in the final round of competition. Junior Ana Patricia de la Maza led the Wolf Pack Wednesday with a career-low round of 72. She ended the tournament in a tie for sixth with an 11-over 227 (79-76-72) in the first top 10 finish of her career. Sophomore Jamie Yam finished in a tie for 13th, shooting a 14-over 230 (77-76-77). Junior Lauren Hernandez shot a two-over par 74 in the final round to move up seven spots from day two and ended up in a tie for 15th with tournament total of 15-over 231 (79-78-74). In their Wolf Pack debuts, freshman Louise Yi ended up 18th at 17-over 233 (77-76-80) and sophomore Eugenia Guerra finished in a tie for 20th at 19-over 235 (74-81-80).
Idaho's Kayla Mortellaro took first individually after carding a two-over 74 in the final round, bringing her total to 3-over 219 (74-71-74). Mortellaro’s teammate Amanda Jacobs tied for second with Oregon State’s Cara Freeman at four-over 220.
The Wolf Pack will return to action next week, heading to Corvallis, Ore., Sept. 28-29 for the Giustina Memorial Classic. Oregon State will host the tournament at the Trysting Tree Golf Course.