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Fresno State opens Leadership and Golf Invitational

Fresno State at Leadership and Golf Invitational

Sept. 18-19, 2023 • Chambers Bay Golf Course • University Place, Wash.

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FRESNO, Calif. — The Fresno State women's golf team is headed to renowned Chambers Bay Golf Course for the Leadership and Golf Invitational hosted by Seattle University, Sept. 18-19. The Bulldogs will face a field of 18 teams.

Round one begins with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m PT, the day will feature two consecutive rounds. Fresno State is paired with South Alabama, UC Riverside and Seattle U.


The Bulldogs' lineup will feature Katelyn Lehigh, Jinyu Wu, Sophia Yi-Ju Chen, Amelia Garibaldi and Vunnisa Vu.


Fresno State will see BYU, Cal Poly, Colorado, Georgia Southern, Gonzaga, Minnesota, Northern Arizona, Oregon State, Sacramento State, San Diego State, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Seattle University, Southern Alabama, Southern California, UC Riverside, Washington, and Washington State.


The tournament will be held at Chambers Bay Golf Course, the host of the 2015 U.S. Open Championship and 2022 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, one of the premier public golf courses in the nation and plays as a par 72.


Fresno State is coming off a third place finish at the Timpanogos Collegiate Classic in Provo, Utah, where the team recorded a new program low two-round total of 15-under par 561.

The Bulldogs tied the program record for the lowest score in a 54-hole tournament with a 12-under par 852.

Sophomore Katelyn Lehigh captured the 19th medalist honor in program history, winning the Timpangos Collegiate Invitational. Lehigh set a new program record for the lowest three-round total, carding an overall score of 15-under par 201.

Transfer Jinyu Wu recorded a seventh-place finish in her first tournament as a Bulldog, scoring a 73 on day three for a 7-under 209 total. Wu's score tied the program's fourth-lowest three-round total.


Fresno State only returned two players from last season, adding six newcomers.

The Bulldogs added three transfers to the roster in Jiye Ham (Washington State), Jinyu Wu (Washington State) and Meredith McDougal (Westmont College). Along with three freshmen in Amelia Garibaldi, Sophia Yi-Ju Chen and Vunnisa Vu.