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Bergland, Gillaspy Lead Cal Poly to First Place in Bobcat Desert Invitational

Bergland, Gillaspy Lead Cal Poly to First Place in Bobcat Desert Invitational

FIRST-DAY RESULTS (pdf)

GOODYEAR, Arizona — Led by Sophie Bergland and Desiree Gillaspy, the top two individuals in the field, the Cal Poly women's golf team takes an 18-stroke lead into Tuesday's final round of the Bobcat Desert Invitational hosted by Montana State at the Golf Club of Estrella.

Bergland carded rounds of 70 and 72 for a two-under-par 142 total on the 6,277-yard, par-72 course and a one-stroke lead over Mustang teammate Gillaspy, who posted a 71 and 72.

Mallory Muehlbauer is in a tie for 10th place following rounds of 77 and 72 for a 149 total while Jamie Binns and Jamie Harada share 12th place with two other golfers, all at 150. Binns posted a 76 and 74 while Harada recorded rounds of 74 and 76.

Coach Sofie Aagaard's Mustangs posted a four-person 291 in the morning and a 290 in the afternoon for a five-over-par 581 aggregate and an 18-shot lead over Portland State. Eastern Washington is another shot back in third place among the 14 teams competing in the 54-hole event.

Cal Poly's 290 ties the school record while the 581 total for 36 holes shatters the school mark by 10 strokes. Both old marks were set in September 2013 at the Firestone Grill Invitational held at Monarch Dunes in Nipomo.

Competing as an individual, Cal Poly's Meridith Hirsch is tied for 52nd place with rounds of 80 and 82 for a 162 total.

Bergland (pictured above) is second in the field with seven birdies after 36 holes of play. Gillaspy tops all golfers with 31 pars and Binns carded 28 pars.

Muehlbauer, Gillaspy and Bergland were Cal Poly's best performers on the par-3 holes Monday, all at even par, ninth in the field, while Gillaspy led the field in par-4 scoring at minus two. Both Harada and Bergland were even par on the par-4 holes, sharing second place.

Bergland was two under par on the par-5 holes, No. 2 in the field, while Muehlbauer was at minus one on the long holes, tied for fourth place.

Bergland's 70 in the opening round is a personal best, as is her 142 total for 36 holes. Gillaspy's 143 aggregate is a personal best by one stroke. School record for 18 holes is 66 and for 36 holes 140.