BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Cal State Fullerton sophomore Seri Lee finished second overall for the second time this season after carding a 1-under-par 71 on Tuesday morning while two other Titans also finished in the top 25, helping them to a fourth-place team finish at the 18th Annual Fighting Camel Fall Classic hosted by Campbell University at the Keith Hills Country Club in Buies Creek, N.C.
Fullerton closed out its fall schedule by finishing in the top four in all four of its events, shooting the best final round of the field with a 304 on Tuesday to move up one spot after finishing in fifth after 36 holes on Monday, besting Rollins College by two strokes. The Titans shot a 61-over-par 925 for the tournament to finish seven shots behind Longwood University in third place while the host Camels won their own event for the 14th time, setting a new 54-hole tournament standard with a 34-over-par 898.
Lee's 71 is tied for the fourth-lowest single-round total in the history of the tournament and matches her career low set accomplished twice earlier this season -- both coming in the first and third rounds at the Washington State Cougar Cup in Pullman, Wash., earlier this year. Tuesday's final round was Lee's team-best third at par or better and only the sixth overall by a Titan this season. The Orange, Calif., native also finished tied for second place at the Cougar Cup on Sept. 24-25, shooting an even-par 216.
Senior Taylor Fowler, who was in a tie for 17th place following Monday's opening rounds, shot an 80 on Tuesday to fall back into a tie for 22nd at 18-over-par 234 while sophomore Tisha Alyn Abrea responded from a pair of scores in the 80's on Monday to card a 2-over 74 on Tuesday to move into 24th place with a 19-over-par 235.
Cal State Fullerton will now take the winter off before coming out of hibernation in February in time for The Gold Rush presented by Farmers Insurance hosted by Long Beach State at the Yorba Linda Country Club in Yorba Linda, Calif., on Feb. 11-12, 2013.
NOTES: This week's performance marks the eighth time in Fullerton's last nine tournaments that the Titans have finished in the top five as a team dating back to last season, including two wins, two seconds, and two third-place finishes… The Titans' team score of 925 ranks as the 10th-lowest since the program was reinstated in 2009-10… Lee's individual score of 220 ranks as the third-lowest individual 54-hole school since 2009-10, just four shots back of her record of 216 set at the Washington State Cougar Cup in September.