VAIL, Colo. Ñ Three Aggies finished in the top 15 and the UC Davis womenÕs golf team led the Golfweek Conference Challenge after 36 holes, before finishing fourth at the prestigious three-day tournament.
The Aggies shot a final-round 16-over 304 on Tuesday, to complete the event at 27-over 891 and post their second straight top-five finish this fall. Virginia charged to a 1-under 287 on Tuesday, winning the 18-team event at 13-over 877.
UCD sophomore Demi Runas, and seniors Alice Kim and Chelsea Stelzmiller were each in the top 15 after beginning the day tied for fifth in the 90-player field. Runas led the Aggies with a 3-over 75 in the final round to finish in a tie for eighth at 4-over 220. Kim shot 77 and tied for 11th at 221, and Stelzmiller had a 77 and was 15th at 222.
Sophomores Belen Hernandez and Amy Simanton carded 76 and 77, respectively, tying for 33rd and 40th behind event winner Brittany Altomare of Virginia.
The Aggies will continue their busy fall season by playing in the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational at Washington beginning Monday.
UCD field hockey
On Monday, Aggie freshman Cloey LemMon earned her second consecutive NorPac Rookie of the Week award.
The 5-foot-8 forward from Morgan Hill came off the bench to tally a goal and an assist against California, in the only game of the week for the Aggies. In a 4-3 overtime loss, she scored the first goal of the game for UCD, which tied the score at 1-1.
LemMon also assisted on a goal in the 66th minute, to give the Aggies a 3-2 lead.