SFU Places 2nd After Record Day At Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout

SFU's Women's Golf Team Had A Record-Setting Day En Route To A Runner-Up Finish At The Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout Hosted By California State University - Image Courtesy SFU

By Samuel Rowan/Courtesy SFU Athletics

ALAMEDA, CA --- From March 2nd to 3rd, the Simon Fraser Women's Golf Team was in California for the Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout hosted by California State University - East Bay, at Corica Park's South Course.

After a difficult start on day one, Simon Fraser shot the lights out on day two of the tournament, positing a team record 1-under 287 team score. The day was led by Jaya Rampuri's stellar 1-under 71, and backed up by three even par rounds from Emily Leung, Claire Lovan and Frida Ehnebom.

Simon Fraser's second round was the second best of the day, and helped propel them to a second place finish in the tournament as a team, after being in 6th following day one. Individually, Jaya Rampuri's two day total of 149 (78-71) placed her 5th overall, while Emily Leung & Claire Lovan were each tied for 14th individually at 152 (80-72).

"Shooting 287 (-1) is a new record for the program." Said Head Coach Matthew Steinbach.

"To have four players shoot even par or less is an incredible accomplishment. I'm so proud of this team and the work they've put in. They continue to get better and I'm happy they were rewarded with a record setting performance…As we look towards regionals in May, this 2nd place finish will go a long way towards securing a birth. This finish was important and gave us wins over 16 competitors in our region"

Up next, the SFU Women's golf team will be in Sacramento for the Holly Names-Mikuni Invitational from March 16th to 17th.