Led by senior Melanie De Leon, the University of Nevada women’s golf team finished 17th at the Aztec Spring Invitational, held Sunday-Tuesday, Feb. 15-17 at the par 72, 6,187-yard Salt Creek Golf Course.
Twelve teams finished the second round on Tuesday after rain suspended play on Monday, while third round play got underway Tuesday afternoon. Nevada shot a 28-over 316 in Tuesday’s final round and finished 17th at 105-over 969 (314-339-316). San Jose State won the 18-team tournament, finishing with a total of 36-over 900 (288-312-300). The Spartans claimed a six-stroke victory over UC Irvine (906), while San Francisco (914), Arkansas-Little Rock (921) and Texas Tech (923) rounded out the top five teams.
De Leon led the Wolf Pack with a tie for 28th at 17-over 233 (74-84-75), while freshman Jamie Yam finished 49th at 23-over 239 (78-82-79). Junior Pamela Abreu tied for 69th at 29-over 245 (80-84-81), while freshman Alex Borcherts (82-89-84) and sophomore Ana Patricia de la Maza (82-92-84) both tied for 82nd at 255.
UC Irvine’s Hillary Packard captured individual medalist honors at two-over 218 (68-77-73). She turned in a three-stroke victory over a trio of players at five-over 221.
Nevada returns to action Feb. 23-24 at the Fresno State Lexus Classic at the Copper River Country Club in Fresno, Calif.