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Fresno State notebook: Bulldogs repeat as Classic golf champs; softball remains in Top 25

Fresno State repeated for a second straight year as champion of its women’s golf Classic tournament at San Joaquin Country Club.
Fresno State repeated for a second straight year as champion of its women’s golf Classic tournament at San Joaquin Country Club. FRESNO STATE ATHLETICS

Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir shot a final-round 71 to finish at 5-under 139 and in a tie for second individually as Fresno State won the team championship of its own Classic women’s golf tournament for a third straight year Tuesday at San Joaquin Country Club.

Bjorgvinsdottir and her teammates combined to shoot 1-over 577 to win by an eight stokes over runner-up Boise State in a tournament in which 14 teams were scored.

“We overcame some hurdles this week between the rain and course conditions and persevered to keep the Fresno State Classic championship at home,” coach Emily Milberger-Loftin said. “Today we had a slow start, but really picked up some good rhythm going into the final stretch.”

Santa Clara’s Annie Freman fired a 69 to win the individual title at 8-under 136. Bulldogs freshman Kristin Simonsen was fifth at 1-over 145, and a pair of her teammates, Mimi Ho and Yifei Wang, tied for 12th at 4-over 148.

The Fresno State Classic is in its 12th year. Fresno State also won team championships in 2005 and 2007.

Softball – Fresno State fell two spots to No. 24 in the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Assocation Top 25 after going 2-2-1 at the Cal State Fullerton-hosted Judi Garman Classic over the weekend. Included were a 5-4 loss to now-No. 22 Baylor and a rare pair of ties Sunday – 6-6 versus Oregon State, which fell out of the Top 25, and Cal 2-2, though on Tuesday the latter was declared a forfeit in favor of the Bulldogs after it was halted because of the Golden Bears’ travel needs.

The Bulldogs, now 14-5-1 with the forfeit, host Weber State, Washington and Cal State Bakersfield in their Fresno State Classic tournament beginning Friday.

Fresno State fell one spot to No. 22 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll. Florida (22-0) remains a consensus No. 1.

According to a university news release, the Bulldogs were awarded the win over Cal “because there was no drop-dead time or halted game established at the pre-game, home plate umpire meeting with the coaches as required per NCAA Softball Playing Rules and the Judi Garman Tournament rules.” The score goes down as a 7-0 win.

Diving – Fresno State’s Shelbie Holden finished 46th and failed to advance to the finals in the 3-meter at the NCAA Zone E Diving meet in Flagstaff, Arizona. The platform competition set for Wednesday.

This story was updated to reflect the NCAA awarding Fresno State a forfeit victory over Cal in a March 6 game at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton.

Final leaderboard

Top individuals and team scores after the final round of the Fresno State Classic at San Joaquin Country Club:

1, Annie Freman Santa Clara 67-69-136 (-8)

T2, Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir Fresno State 68,71,139 (-5)

T2, Genevieve Ling Boise State 68-71-139 (-5)

4, Martina Edberg Cal State Fullerton 74-69-143 (-1)

5, Kristin Simonsen Fresno State 71-74-145 (+1)

T6, Kacey Dalpes New Mexico State 74-72-146 (+2)

T6, Sophie Hausmann Idaho 72-74-146 (+2)

T6, Michelle Kim Idaho 73-73-146 (+2)

T6, Alyssa Waite Portland State 72-74-146 (+2)

T10, Alexa Popowitz Georgetown 71-76-147 (+3)

T10, Nadine Rivera CSU Fullerton 76-71-147 (+3)

T12, Chloe Bartek Sacramento State 76-72-148 (+4)

T12, Mimi Ho Fresno State 75-73-148 (+4)

T12, Celyn Khoo Nevada 75-73-148 (+4)

T12, Samantha Martin Boise State 75-73-148 (+4)

T12, Felicia Medalla CSU Fullerton 75-73-148 (+4)

T12, Krissy Peterson Portland State 77-71-148 (+4)

T12, Sammie Pless Boise State 73-75-148 (+4)

T12, Alexus Song Seattle 74-74-148 (+4)

T12, Yifei Wang Fresno State 75-73-148 (+4)

Teams: 1, Fresno State 286-291-577 (+1); 2, Boise State 293-292-585 (+9); 3, Cal State Fullerton 300-288-588 (+12); 4, Santa Clara 295-297-592 (+16); 5, New Mexico State 298-297-595 (+19); 6, Nevada 300-298-598 (+22); T7, Sacramento State 314-286-600 (+24); T7, Georgetown 299-301-600 (+24); 9, Portland State 302-299-601 (+25); 10, Seattle 305-300-605 (+29); 11, Rutgers 313-304-617 (+41); 12, Montana 314-315-629 (+53); 13, Florida Gulf Coast 310-321-631 (+55); 14 , Grand Canyon 319-319-638 (+62)

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