San Jose State women finish off wire-to-wire victory at Landfall Tradition
San Jose State closed its fall season the way it began - with a win.
Behind co-medalist Louisa Carlbom, the 11th-ranked (Golfweek/Sagarin) Spartans posted a six-shot victory over No. 2 Wake Forest to win the 20th Annual Landfall Tradition team title at the Country Club of Landfall (Dye Course).
San Jose State took a four-shot lead over Wake Forest into Sunday's final round and finished a wire-to-wire victory with a 8-under 280 on Sunday. No. 14 South Carolina (-15) and No. 19 Florida State (-12) were the only two other teams to finish under par on the Dye Course at the Country Club of Landfall.
The win nicely bookends the fall season for Dana Dormann's team, which opened its schedule with a win at USF Intercollegiate at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. The Spartans also had the 36-hole lead at the Illini Women's Invitational before settling for third and tied for second in a stacked field at the Stanford Intercollegiate last weekend.
The Spartans now have won seven team titles in its last 15 full-field events dating back to last year and have finished out of the top three just twice during that time frame.
Carlbom shot a 3-under 69 in the final round to tie Florida State's Charlotte Heath for medalist honors at 10-under 206, as both players set a new tournament record for individual low tournament score. South Carolina's Justine Fournand finished third at 8-under followed by Emilia Migliaccio (-7) of Wake Forest and Lottie Woad (-7) of Florida State.
After opening with rounds of 67 and 70, Carlbom began the final with a one-stroke lead over Heath, Fournand and Vania Simont of North Carolina. Both Carlbom and Heath played brilliantly on Sunday, posting rounds of 69 and 68, respectively, to share medalist honors.
It was the first individual title for both players.
Every San Jose State player contributed at least one round to the team score, and all finished in the top-25. Kajsa Arwefjäll tied for ninth at 4-under 212, Lucia Lopez Ortega and Rebecca Gyllner tied for 20th at 1-under 215 and Antonia Malate tied for 25th at even-par 216.
ABOUT THE The Landfall Tradition
54-hole women's college event hosted by
UNC Wilmington. Team (best four scores out of five
players each round) and individual competitions.
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