STANFORD, Calif. — Jennifer Koga completed the NCAA Stanford Regional by shooting 76-77-80-233 to tie for 58th place on Wednesday.
Koga started the final round on the 10th hole and encountered trouble early as she opened with a double bogey. She got back on track with four pars but made the turn at 5-over following bogeys on Nos. 15, 17 and 18. Koga had seven pars on the front nine to go along with a triple bogey on the par-4 second and a bogey on the par-3 third.
The sophomore finished the season with a scoring average of 73.63 in 32 rounds which places her seventh in Sacramento State single-season history. She was named the Big Sky Player of the Year for the second consecutive season and was a first team all-Big Sky selection. During the year, Koga recorded six top 10 and eight top 20 finishes, including a second place showing at the Big Sky Championship.
USC finished first among the 12 teams in the field. The Trojans were 15-under over the three rounds which left them eight strokes ahead of LSU and Stanford which tied for second. The final advancing team spot came down to a playoff between Purdue and Northwestern who were each 12-over. With each team counting all five of its scores, Purdue totaled 21 while Northwestern scored 23 on the 10th hole to advance to the NCAA Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The two individual spots were claimed by Ruby Chou and Taglao Jeeravivitaporn of Iowa State. Chou was 2-under during the tournament while Jeeravivitaporn defeated Jieni Li of Northwestern on the second hole of a playoff after each were even.
NCAA STANFORD REGIONAL
Stanford, Calif. | Stanford GC
Par 71 | 6,267 Yards
1. #12 USC 280-276-281-837
T2. #14 LSU 279-284-282-845
T2. #1 Stanford 283-277-285-845
T4. Purdue 285-291-576*
T4. Northwestern 287-298-576
6. Princeton 295-291-287-873
T7. #25 Kentucky 295-291-289-875
T7. #24 Texas Tech 295-292-288-875
9. Iowa State 287-294-296-877
10. Cal Poly 304-289-287-879
11. UNLV 310-299-289-898
12. Sacred Heart 324-314-300-938
* Won on tiebreak
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Amari Avery, USC, 69-67-68-204
2. Rose Zhang, STAN, 69-70-66-205
3. Brianna Navarrosa, USC, 70-68-68-206
4. Carla Tejedo, LSU, 70-68-70-208
5. Ingrid Lindlad, LSU, 69-71-69-209
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T58. Jennifer Kota 76-77-80-233