The University of Redlands women's golf team took the short trip west to Olivas Links Golf Course in Ventura to open the 2019 fall season at the CA State Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday. Redlands took home first place with the second-best, two-round score in program history of 590.
The tournament featured five Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) teams as well as other NCAA Division III and NAIA schools, including fifth-ranked George Fox University (OR) and No. 12 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges.
After finishing day one in second place (297), the Bulldogs came out firing on all cylinders to boast the lowest score of day two (293) in an extremely tight field.
First-year Hannah Jugar (Chula Vista, CA) led the charge for the Maroon and Gray by earning medalist honors with consistent rounds of 71 and 72. She dazzled by shooting five-under on par fours for an average of 3.75 to lead the field. She also ranked high with six birdies and 24 pars.
Only three strokes separated Jugar and sophomore Kendall Nicholson (Bellevue, WA), who took fourth place with a result a total of 145 (74-71). Nicholson also impressed with six birdies over the two days.
Juniors Annie Hay (University Place, WA) and Mackenzie Kelly (Eastvale, CA) landed in the top 20 as well, with Hay taking ninth and Kelly tying for 16th. After shooting a 76 on day one, Hay regrouped to knock off three strokes for a 73 en route to a 149. Kelly recorded steady rounds of 76 and 77 for a 153 overall score.
Redlands looks forward to hosting the Bulldog Fall Classic this Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22. The tournament will tee off at The S Club in Rancho Mirage.