Cal Poly Finishes Four Strokes Behind Santa Clara in Lady Mustang Invite

Cal Poly Finishes Four Strokes Behind Santa Clara in Lady Mustang Invite

FINAL RESULTS (pdf)

ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. — Kristin Le posted the only round in the 60s Sunday, a 69, and led Santa Clara to the team championship of the Lady Mustang Invitational hosted by Cal Poly at the Cypress Ridge Golf Course on the Nipomo Mesa.

Coupled with a 68 Saturday, Le finished the 36-hole tournament with a seven-under-par 137 total on the 6,011-yard, par-72 course, beating Cal Poly's Jamie Harada and Annie Freman of Santa Clara by six shots.

Harada (pictured at right), despite carding her third eagle of the tournament, finished with a final-round 74 for a 143 total while Freman, the 2013 Lady Mustang Intercollegiate champion and third-place finisher a year ago, carded a 70 and 73 for her 143 total and second-place tie with Harada.

Harada, who eagled the ninth and 16th holes Saturday, eagled the 273-yard, par-4 seventh hole Sunday and also posted a pair of birdies in her final round. She was competing as an individual.

Le had six birdies and three bogeys for her three-under-par 69 Sunday.

Sharing fourth place with even-par 144 totals were two more Cal Poly golfers, Desiree Gillaspy and Sophie Bergland. Both Mustang golfers recorded 72s on Saturday and Sunday.

Gillaspy posted four birdies and four bogeys in her Sunday round while Bergland played a consistent round with one birdie, one bogey and 16 pars.

Also scoring for Cal Poly were Jamie Binns with a 71 and 79 for a 150 total and seventh place, Mallory Muehlbauer with a 77 and 74 for a 151 aggregate and eighth place, and Sadie Strain with a 75 and 78 for a 153 total and 15th place.

Cal Poly and Santa Clara entered the final round tied for first place with 290 totals. On Sunday, the Broncos carded a four-person 292 and the Mustangs a 296. Well back in third place was Cal Baptist with 310 and 304 for a 614 total.

There were nine teams and 53 golfers in the field.

Southern Utah's Miranda Reyes carded a double-eagle 2 on the 431-yard, par-5 18th hole Sunday.

Harada led the field with her three eagles. Gillaspy and Freman shared third place with their seven birdies while Bergland carded 30 pars, best in the field.

Gillaspy and Bergland were second in par-4 scoring with minus-1 totals while Mustang Tiffany Cha, competing as an individual, shared second place with Freman in par-5 scoring at minus-three.

In five fall tournaments, Cal Poly placed first in one of the events and second in two others.

Cal Poly completed its fall schedule with the Lady Mustang Invitational. Coach Sofie Aagaard's squad returns to action Feb. 13-14 in the Battle at the Rock hosted by UC Riverside at the Oak Quarry Country Club in Riverside.