CORVALLIS, Ore. – Senior Stephanie Kim closed out the opening tournament of the season with a one-over par 73 to finish tied for eighth and helped the Northern Arizona women's golf team place eighth in 16-team field.
"Overall I thought we played pretty well," said Head Coach Brad Bedortha. "We talked about being consistent heading into this year and I thought we did that pretty well. We had a few spots in each round where you watched them play a stretch of holes and we did not play that well. Overall, we did a pretty good job and we have good competition amongst ourselves."
Kim posted three solid rounds, sandwiching a one-under par 71 in the second round with two rounds of one-over par 73 for three-round total of 217. It was just one shot off her career best for a three-round tournament recorded twice during her freshman campaign in 2010 and was her 17th top-10 finish in her career.
"She played great," said Bedortha. "I had a sense when she came back to school and she was playing well. She played consistent throughout the whole tournament. She did a great job. It is fun watching her play like that. It was really nice to see for sure. "
Freshman Savana Bezdicek tied for 32nd in her first collegiate tournament with two rounds of 76 with a final round 77.
"Savana did great," said Kim of her teammate. "I knew she was going to play well. She played well in the qualifying and her game looked pretty solid coming in. It was a good start for her and her college career."
The Lumberjacks also recorded a seven-over 79 from sophomore Laura Jabczenski, who tied for 70th overall. Junior Kaitlen Parsons tied for 41st overall after an 8- in the final round. Sophomore Darian Spivey also carded an 80 in the third round to tie for 80th overall.
The Lumberjacks return to Oregon again next month for the Rose City Collegiate Oct. 1-2.
"Everybody has their stuff that they want to work on," said Bezdicek. "We have some goals going into the next tournament. We want to play solid and consistent."