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Cal Poly Finishes Tied for Ninth Place in Ron Moore Intercollegiate

Cal Poly Finishes Tied for Ninth Place in Ron Moore Intercollegiate


HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Jamie Harada matched par with a 72, highlighting Cal Poly's performance in the final round of the Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate on Sunday at the Highlands Ranch Golf Club near Denver.

Cal Poly finished in a tie for ninth place with San Jose State in the 14-team three-day 54-hole tournament on the par-72 6,450-yard course.

"We had a tie-for-ninth finish in a tournament field where we were ranked eighth in an event played on a more challenging course than our team is used to," said Mustang head coach Sofie Aagaard.

"The undulated greens and tricky pin positions demanded more strategizing from the players and better accuracy with approach shots than normal," Aagaard added. "We learned a lot and saw some great successes in a few under-par rounds with lots of birdies made during the whole event."

Jamie Binns and Desiree Gillaspy both finished in the top 25 for Cal Poly.

Binns shared 15th place with three other golfers, all with even-par 216 totals. Binns carded a final-round 74 after posting a pair of 71s on Friday and Saturday.

Gillaspy finished in a tie for 24th place, recording a final-round 75 following a 72 and 71 for a two-over-par 218 total.

Also scoring for Cal Poly were Harada (pictured above) with a 224 total and 43rd place, Meridith Hirsch with a final-round 80 for a 234 total and 63rd place, and Mallory Muehlbauer with a 75 for a 239 total and 74th place.

Medalist was Ellie Slama of Oregon State with rounds of 67, 71 and 67 for an 11-under-par 205 total and a three-shot victory over both Patricia Wong of Pepperdine and Mary Lund-Hansen of Washington State. Three other golfers shared fourth place at 209.

Host Denver captured the team title with a 15-under-par 849 total, followed by Oregon State at 858 and Texas-San Antonio at 859.

Cal Poly returns to action Oct. 16-18 at the Stanford Intercollegiate, to be held at Poppy Hills Golf Course on the Monterey Peninsula.

"We are looking forward to travel to Monterey for our next event hosted by Stanford," said Aagaard. "We will see an even stronger field there than this week, with the top teams in the nation being represented. The course will be even more demanding and, after this weekend in Denver, we are feeling better prepared for Poppy Hills next week."