WOLCOTT — UC Davis freshman Paige Lee, from nearby Folsom, fired a 2-over 74 on Wednesday to finish fourth in just her third collegiate tournament and help lead the Aggie women’s golf team to a second straight runner-up finish in the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Red Sky Golf Club.
Sophomore Betty Chen, who finished tied for 12th, led the Aggies in the final round with a 71, Jessica Chulya shot a 76 and tied for 18th, junior Beverly Vatananugulkit tied for 28th after ending with a 77, which matched sophomore Andrea Wong, who tied for 42nd.
As a team, UCD was behind only defending champion Pepperdine in the 18-team tournament. The Aggies had their best round of the three-day event, shooting a 10-over 298 team score, and finished at 41-over 905 overall. The Waves led from start to finish, finishing at 5-over 869.
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Late in Wednesday’s nonconference matchup at Ball State, Cloey LemMon scored her second goal of the season and Hannah Drawbridge notched the first of her career to pull the Aggies within one of the Cardinals. But Ball State clung to its one-goal lead for the final five minutes — including surviving a furious UCD attack throughout the final moments — to win 3-2.
All of the Cardinal goals came in the first 17 minutes and the Aggies (1-6) dominated the rest of the way, outshooting Ball State (4-4), 17-12.
UCD scored the first of its two goals in the 55th minute when Courtney Hazy set up LemMon perfectly with a well-placed pass. Ten minutes later, a shot by Agustina Singh, who had a game-high five, was saved by Ball State goalkeeper Shelby Henley. Able to make the initial stop, Shelby had no chance of stopping Drawbridge’s shot moments later.