Lee Ties For Second to Lead Titans in Pullman
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Cal State Fullerton sophomore Seri Lee shot a 1-under-par 71 on Tuesday to finish in a three-way tie for second place overall and help lead the Titans to a fourth-place finish at the 2012 Cougar Cup hosted by Washington State.
Fullerton finished with its lowest team score since the program was reinstated in 2009 with a three-round total of 892 (+28) at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club, finishing just nine strokes behind the host Cougars for third place. California, the team leader after day one, led wire-to-wire for the championship with a 13-over-par, 877, finishing five strokes ahead of second-place Gonzaga, which finished with an 18-over-par, 882.
Lee finished at even-par for the tournament with a career-best 216 over the three rounds, finishing four shots behind Washington State's Kristen Rue, who shot a 4-under-par 212 to take home individual honors. The second-place finish topped Lee's previous best at the Lexus Classic in Fresno, Calif., on March 12-13 last season when she tied for sixth place with a 225 total.
Sophomore Makayla Mier also posted a top-20 finish, shooting a final day 76 to finish in a tie for 16th with an 8-over-par 224.
However, the biggest mover on the day for Fullerton was sophomore Tisha Alyn Abrea, who moved up 14 spots in the standings after day one, shooting a 1-over-par 73 on Tuesday to move up into a tie for 22nd place with an 11-over-par 227. She recovered from a first-round 80 by shooting 74-73 (+3) over the final two rounds. Abrea was matched by senior Taylor Fowler, who also finished at 11-over for the tournament.
Senior Deidre Crabtree rounded out the Titans' card, finishing in a tie for 52nd (+20 236).
Complete tournament results are available by clicking here.
Cal State Fullerton returns to the Pacific Northwest for its second event of the year, competing as one of 13 teams at the third-annual Rose City Collegiate Tournament hosted by Portland State on Oct. 1-2 at the Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, Ore. The Titans finished fifth at this same tournament last season.