Luethke Leads `Dogs at Spartan Invite
    Hali Coppin shot her career low 72 in the third round of the Spartan Invitational.
    Hali Coppin shot her career low 72 in the third round of the Spartan Invitational.

    March 4, 2008

    FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State finished ninth out of 15 teams at the Spartan Invitational women's golf tournament at the Almaden Country Club. The Bulldogs posted a 932 team total on the par 72, 6,179-yard course.

    "Our team scores improved each round which was positive but we've still got some work to do," said head coach Angie Cates. "We have a few days to prepare for UNLV, we are going to work hard and focus on putting together 3 good rounds in Vegas."

    California, ninth nationally, overtook second-round leader San Jose State with a 301 team score to finish first with an 899 total. UC Irvine was third in the 15-team field with a 906. Washington at 911 and San Francisco at 912 rounded out the top five teams.

    Laura Luethke was the top Fresno State finisher tying for 19th place at 229. Luethke fired a third round of 75 to move up. Taylor Siebert trailed closely behind tying for 22nd place with 230. Hali Coppin had the best round of the day for the Bulldogs posting a 72 to tie for 33rd place with 233 overall. Pia Escandon tied for 60th place with 245 and Tiffany Derksen tied for 63rd with 249 to round out the Bulldog line-up. "Hali had a great round today," said Cates. "We knew it was just a matter of time before she could put it all together, we're really happy for her it."

    UC Irvine's Selanee' Henderson successfully defended her 2007 Spartan Invitational title with a final round 75 for a 218 total. Henderson is the Spartan Invitational's first two-time winner of the tournament that dates back to 1983. California teammates Pia Halbig and Allison Goodman tied for second at 220.



    The Bulldogs will continue on the road as they head to the UNLV Spring Invitational March 10-12.

    "Join the State - Fresno State!" - The Fresno State men's golf team will be at home March 10-11 at Fort Washington Country Club for the 45th Annual Fresno Lexus Classic.

    Final 54-hole results from the Spartan Invitational women's golf tournament
    Almaden Country Club, San Jose, Calif.
    Par 72, 6,179 yards

    Team Scores

    1. California 899

    2. San Jose State 904

    3. UC Irvine 906

    4. Washington 911

    5. San Francisco 912

    6. North Carolina 915

    7. Colorado 921

    Oregon State 921

    9. Fresno State 932

    10. Colorado State 940

    11. Hawaii 945

    12. Santa Clara 955

    13. Long Beach State 967

    14. Idaho 977

    15. Gonzaga 1004


    1. Selanee' Henderson, UC Irvine (71-72-75-218)

    2. Pia Halbig, California (73-71-76-220)

    Allison Goodman, California (73-75-72-220)

    4. Christina Yoon, Washington (72-74-77-223)

    5. Cristina Corpus, San Jose State (75-73-76-224)

    Sydney Crane, North Carolina (75-74-76-224)

    T19. Laura Luethke (77-77-75 - 229)
    T22. Taylor Siebert (76-75-79 - 230)
    T33. Hali Coppin (81-80-72 - 233)
    T60. Pia Escandon (85-79-81 - 245)
    T63. Tiffany Derksen (80-87-82 - 249)

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