ST. GEORGE, Utah – Junior Jo Ee Kok had a career-best ninth place finish as California finished competition at the Entrada Classic hosted by BYU in St. George, Utah.
Kok finished the 54-hole tournament with a 75-82-76=233 (+17), matching her career-best 54-hole round and setting a new career-best for placement after taking ninth on the individual leaderboard – the sixth top 10 finish this season for a Golden Bear. Her previous best was a 10th-place finish at the Peg Barnard Invitational in the 2011-12 season, while the 233 matches her performance at the Stanford Intercollegiate in the 2012-13 season.
The Bears placed fourth as a team with their best round of the tournament Tuesday, scoring a 308-330-307=943 (+79).
Senior Nicola Rössler rebounded from her first two rounds to score a 73 Tuesday and finish 11th individually at 78-83-73=234 (+18). Rössler carded two birdies, one bogey and a double-bogey Tuesday to put together the best round of the day for a Golden Bear at 1-over.
“Jo Ee had a good tournament,” California head coach Nancy McDaniel said. “It’s awesome seeing more and more solid play from her which is great for the team. Nico’s 73 today was encouraging and more of what we expect from her as our senior leader.”
“The wind on the course was challenging but I had no idea it would be that challenging for this team,” McDaniel said. “It is something to work on. It exposed some weaknesses that can’t be ignored which is putting, short game and wind play.”
California competes at the SDSU Farms Invitational this weekend in San Diego.
COURSE: Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club (par 72; 6,015 yards) – St. George, Utah