Choi Claims Top-5 Finish, Women’s Golf 10th At Hobble Creek Classic

Claire Choi (photo courtesy West Coast Conference)
Claire Choi (photo courtesy West Coast Conference)

SPRINGVILLE, Utah – Santa Clara women's golf began final round play Tuesday at the 17-team Hobble Creek Fall Classic in 10th place and that's where they finished, wrapping up the maiden event of the fall season with a 306 for a three-round team total of 906.

The Broncos were led by sophomore Claire Choi, who had a career-best finish by tying for fourth with a tournament total 3-over 216. She topped the squad in all three rounds shooting 71-72-73. Choi was three swings off the pace of medalists Cristiana Ciasca of Wyoming and Jocelyn Chee of Cal Baptist. It was the second top-5 for Choi, who had a solo fifth last February at The Gold Rush.

In a tightly-contested battle for the team title, Cal State Fullerton's 878 total was one-shot better than New Mexico (879) and two-strokes better than Northern Arizona (880).

Junior Sarah Busey's final round 74 moved her up two spots on the leaderboard to claim a share of 27th at 10-over 223. Senior Marni Murez tied for 62nd with a 232 total.

Santa Clara's contingent also featured senior Isabella Seeburger, who finished tied for 77th with a 236 total. Sophomore Duong Tran ended the tournament with a 245 total.

The Broncos return to tournament play in two weeks at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic, which takes place at the Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins, Colo.

Santa Clara Final Individual Results

T4. Claire Choi 71-72-73 = 216 (+3)
T27. Sarah Busey 75-74-74 = 223 (+10)
T62. Marni Murez 75-78-79 = 232 (+19)
T77. Isabella Seeburger 78-78-80 = 236 (+23)
T92. Duong Tran 81-77-87 = 245 (+32)


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