Surtees and Guajardo Combine for 12 Birdies; Finish Among Top 15 in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. - Balbina Guajardo (pictured) and Tamara Surtees turned in top 15 finishes at the 2012 Fresno State Lexus Classic at Copper River Country Club. The Santa Clara University teammates were both in position to contend for the tournament title after Round One Monday and battled tough scoring conditions Tuesday to complete the event among the top 15.

Surtees carded seven birdies en route to posting rounds of 72, 76 and 81 and finishing at 13-over par. Guajardo carded a team-leading 80 on Tuesday after rounds of 71 and 78 Monday. She also was at 13-over par for the event, with 36 pars and five birdies through 54 holes.

San Jose State's Madeieine Ziegert was the individual champion. Ziegert was 1-under par (70-72-73). Despite the individual effort from Ziegert, San Jose State was edged by Cal State Fullerton for the team title. The win for Fullerton was impressive, considering they out-played five schools ranked ahead of them in the national rankings. Santa Clara tied for 11th with overall team rounds of 303, 315 and 326.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
1 Madeleine Ziegert San Jose State 70 72 73 215 -1
2 Tisha Alyn Abrea CSU Fullerton 72 71 74 217 +1
3 Michelle Piyapattra Columbia 70 77 73 220 +4
4 Juanita Rico Wyoming 76 73 72 221 +5
5 Julie Shutler Sacramento State 75 70 78 223 +7
6 Se Ri Lee CSU Fullerton 75 77 73 225 +9
T7 Taylor Bickell Nevada 76 78 72 226 +10
T7 Nikki Prichard Nevada 74 75 77 226 +10
T7 Christine Uhalde Fresno State 75 76 75 226 +10
T7 Shaylee Yano Fresno State 75 73 78 226 +10
SCU Notables
T15 Balbina Guajardo Santa Clara 71 78 80 229 +13
T15 Tamara Surtees Santa Clara 72 76 81 229 +13

SANTA CLARA RESULTS

T11 Santa Clara 303 315 326 944 +80
T15 Balbina Guajardo (1) 71 78 80 229
T15 Tamara Surtees (2) 72 76 81 229
T55 Kaci McCartan (5) 78 82 82 242
66 Morgan McClure (4) 85 79 83 247
67 Brooke Stephens (3) 82 83 84 249
71 Kelsy O'Brien (IND) 87 79 89 255

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1 CSU Fullerton 289 300 304 893 +29
2 San Jose State 294 294 309 897 +33
T3 Fresno State 302 302 306 910 +46
T3 Nevada 305 300 305 910 +46
5 Wyoming 309 302 303 914 +50
6 Sacramento State 305 303 310 918 +54
7 UC Riverside 313 299 320 932 +68
8 San Francisco 305 308 320 933 +69
9 Montana 318 305 314 937 +73
10 Portland State 319 305 316 940 +76
T11 Boise State 309 314 321 944 +80
T11 Santa Clara 303 315 326 944 +80
13 Columbia 312 311 324 947 +83

2012 Fresno State Lexus Classic
Dates: Monday, Mar., 12 and Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2012
Host: Fresno State University
Field (13 teams): San Jose State (67), Fresno State (71), San Francisco (96), Wyoming (99), Nevada (104), Cal State Fullerton (110), Montana (117), Sacramento State (127), Santa Clara (135), Columbia (143), Boise State (146), Portland State (152), UC Riverside (165)
Defending Team Champion: UC Davis
Defending Individual Champion: Katrina Hegge – San Francisco
Details:
Monday - 36 holes (shotgun start); Tuesday - 18 holes (first and tenth tees)
Time: Monday - 8:00 a.m. PST; Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. PST
Course: Copper River Country Club
Yardage (Par): 6,072 (72)
Address: 11500 N Friant Road, Fresno, CA 93730
Course Website: www.CopperRiverCountryClub.com
Course Number: (559) 434-8956
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