SFU wins inaugural True North Classic at RCC

Hosts dominate 36-hole event to prevail by 25 strokes

Host Simon Fraser University dominated from start to finish to win the inaugural True North Classic at the Richmond Country Club.

The 36-hole women’s event marked the first time an NCAA golf tournament had been played in Canada. The field featured 11 entries from as far away as Hawaii.

SFU enjoyed a nine stroke lead after Monday’s opening round and closed out the victory in convincing fashion to win by 25 strokes over runner-up Western Washington. The Clan four-four-player aggregate score was 595 (295+300) on the par-72 5,978-yard layout.

Senior Jaya Rampuri captured medalist honours for her first collegiate tournament win, finishing three shots better than opening round leader Cammie Decker of Concordia, who was the only player under par at -1 after one round. Rampuri shot two rounds of 72  to win the 36-hole tournament with a 144 after Decker slipped to a final round 4-over-par 76 during the wet and windy conditions on day two. Decker finished at 147.

Richmond’s Estee Leung shot rounds of 72 and 76 to finish third with a 4-over-par 148. Emily Leung was tied for fourth after shooting  a pair of 75s to finish at 150. Claire Lovan was eighth after rounds of 76 and 77 for a 9-over-par 153.

SFU continues its fall season at the Dixie State Invitational in Utah, starting Sept. 30.

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