LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Olivia Venderby posted the first top-20 showing of her career, helping Santa Clara women's golf claim ninth place at the Aggie Invitational.
Venderby carded a 5-over-par 221 (70-78-73) to finish tied for 17th for the Broncos who climbed one spot during Wednesday's final round. They posted a 34-over 898 (296-304-298).
Incarnate Word led at the end of each round and ended up posting a 1-under 863. Host New Mexico State was second at even-par. No other school was within 12 shots of the top two in the 20-team tournament that was held at the NM State Golf Course.
Ellen Nicholas of Incarnate Word won the individual title with an 8-under 208. Amelia McKee of New Mexico State was second at 6-under 210.
The Broncos are back in action on Monday at the Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational in Tacoma, Washington.