RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – San José State turned in a dominant final round Thursday to clinch the 2024 Mountain West Women’s Golf Championship at the par-72, 6,286-yard Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club, shooting a tournament-record 17-under-par 847 over three rounds. Spartan fifth-year player Kajsa Arwefjäll carded a 6-under 66 in the final round to win the individual title by three strokes.

SJSU shot a 9-under 279 in the final round, matching the fourth-best round in MW tournament history, while its 18-stroke margin of victory was the fourth-largest in championship history. The Spartans saw all five players finish in the top 17 individually, with the quintet combining for 17 birdies and just three bogeys on the back nine to double SJSU’s nine-stroke lead entering the day and capture the squad’s second MW Championship in the last three seasons. Arwefjäll also won San José State’s second individual title in three years.

Arwefjäll entered the final round two strokes behind New Mexico’s Lauren Lehigh but overtook the Lobo graduate student on hole 11, when she carded her fifth of six birdies on the day. Arwefjäll added another birdie on 15 as part of her clean card, with her 66 matching the MW tournament record for a final-round score and falling one stroke shy of the overall tournament record. Her 9-under 207 for the 54 holes was also one stroke off the tournament record. Both of those championship marks are held by Arwefjäll’s former teammate Natasha Andrea Oon, who set both in 2022 en route to SJSU’s only previous individual title.

The win was Arwefjäll’s second straight, as she captured the Chevron Silverado Showdown to cap the regular season. The Hollviken, Sweden, native also turned in her fourth straight top-10 finish at the MW Championship, completing her ascension up the ranks after finishing ninth in 2021, third in 2022 and second in 2023.

San José State’s Lucia Lopez Ortega, the day-one leader, caught fire on the back nine to overcome a tough start and finish at 2-under 70 on the final day. Sitting 5-over after five holes, Lopez Ortega birdied the par-5 ninth hole to jumpstart a stretch of five straight birdies to get back to even. She closed her day with birdies on the final two holes – giving her seven in her final 10 holes – to move to 5-under 211 on the tournament and finish third.

Teammates Louisa Carlbom and Rebecca Gyllner finished amid a four-way tie for ninth at even-par 216 for the tournament, while freshman Darae Chung shot 1-under 71 Thursday to finish 17th at 3-over 219.

UNLV was the runner-up at 1-over 865, led by a trio of players in the top 10. Toa Yokoyama and Thienna Huynh tied for seventh at 1-under 215, while Maria Jose Martinez was a stroke back in a tie for ninth at 216. Huynh and Martinez both shot 1-under 71 in the final round, while Yokoyama was even.

Colorado State finished a stroke back of the Rebels in third at 2-over 866. Andrea Bergsdottir shot 3-under 69 in the final round to jump nine spots into a tie for fifth at 2-under 214, while Panchalika Arphamongkol shot her third straight even-par 72 to finish in a tie for ninth at 216.

New Mexico had a pair of top-10 finishers in Lehigh and Myah McDonald, who finished second and tied for fifth, respectively. Lehigh shot 1-under 71 to card a 6-under 210 for the tournament, while McDonald’s final-round 1-over 73 pushed her 54-hole total to 214.

San Diego State’s Stephanie Barbaglia shot 3-under 69 to climb to fourth place at 3-under 213.

With the tournament win, SJSU clinched the MW’s automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals. The NCAA selection show takes place Wednesday, April 24, at 2 p.m. ET and will air on the Golf Channel. Regionals will take place May 6-8.