Rampuri Wins First NCAA Tournament, SFU Captures True North Classic

Jaya Rampuri Collected Her First Collegiate Win At The Inaugural True North Classic At Richmond CC - SFU Athletics Photo

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RICHMOND, BC – Senior Jaya Rampuri captured medalist honours for her first collegiate tournament win and Simon Fraser University won the inaugural True North Classic, the first-ever NCAA golf tournament held in Canada at the Richmond Country Club.

Rampuri fired a second round par 72, on the 5,978 yard layout to win by three strokes over first-round leader Cammie Decker of Concordia, who was the only player under par at -1 after one round. Rampuri shot two rounds of 72 to win the 36-hole tournament with a 144 after Decker slipped to a final round 4-over-par 76 during the wet and windy conditions on day two. Decker finished at 147.

SFU’s Estee Leung shot rounds of 72 and 76 to finish third with a 4-over-par 148. SFU’s Emily Leung was tied for fourth after shooting a pair of 75s to finish at 150. Claire Lovan was eighth after rounds of 76 and 77 for a 9-over-par 153.

Simon Fraser increased its round one nine stroke lead to win the team title by 25 strokes over Western Washington as SFU placed four golfers in the Top 8 to claim the team championship.

Simon Fraser carded rounds of 295 and 300 for a 595 total to win over WWU (620) and third-place Academy of Art (624). Concordia (Ore.) finished fourth at 626 and Colorado Christian was fifth at 635 in the 11-team field.

Universities who competed in the inaugural True North Classic were Holy Names (California), Academy of Art, (California), Hawaii Hilo, Colorado Christian, Northwest Nazarene (Idaho), Montana State Billings, Concordia (Oregon), Western Washington, UBC Okanagan, University of Fraser Valley and Simon Fraser.

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