LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. --- California Baptist University moved up one spot to finish seventh at the Grand Canyon Women's Fall Invite Tuesday.
CBU shot 308 in the final round to finish at 625 (317-308), in its first tournament of the season.
"It was good to see our score drop some after the first round," said Head Coach Lane Pace. "There were definitely some positives we can take from this, but we still have some work to do to get to where we need to be."
Kirsten Keyser led the way for CBU matching her best career finish by placing seventh with a 151 (77-74). Both of the sophomore's rounds bested her previous career low score of 78.
Nathalie Silva also placed in the Top 10, finishing tied for eighth with a 152 (76-76). Samantha Roberts lowered her round one score six strokes to finish at 160 (83-77). Nicolette Gino's 162 (81-81) and Samantha Peters' 179 (93-86) rounded out the scores for CBU.
"Kirsten is playing like we always thought she could when we recruited her," said Pace. "She actually had not been practicing that well, but stepped it up when it counted. Seeing Nicolette play as consistently as she did in her first collegiate tournament was very promising as well."
The Lancers finished five strokes out of the Top 5. No. 18 Sonoma State held on for the win, finishing five strokes ahead of No. 4 Grand Canyon at 598.
CBU competes next at the CMS Coed Invitational Oct. 17-18.