Cal Poly Inches Closer to Leader Long Beach State in Second Round

Cal Poly Inches Closer to Leader Long Beach State in Second Round


IRVINE, Calif. — The Cal Poly women's golf team moved three strokes closer to leader Long Beach State in the second round of the 2018 Big West Conference Women's Golf Championship on Monday at the Strawberry Farms Golf Club.

Coach Sofie Aagaard's Mustangs posted a four-person 301 total on the 6,038-yard, par-71 course and will take a 33-over-par 601 aggregate and fourth-place standing into Tuesday's final round at 8:30 a.m.

The 49ers lead the eight-team field with a 21-over-par 589 total after posting a 304 Monday. UC Davis is seven strokes back in second place and UC Irvine is 10 shots off the pace in third place.

Mustangs Sophie Bergland and Caroline Cantlay share eighth place with two other golfers, all with seven-over-par 149 totals. Bergland followed her first-round 75 with a 74 while Cantlay has posted rounds of 72 and 77.

Jamie Harada (pictured above) climbed nine spots into the top 15 with a 75 Monday for a 152 total and 15th-place tie.

Individual leader after 36 holes is Jennifer Yu with rounds of 70 and 74 for a two-over-par 144 total and a two-stroke lead over UC Irvine's Janet Yeo. Hannah Facchini of UC Riverside is third at 147.

Cara Barker of Long Beach State and Christine Danielsson of UC Davis, who opened with 71s for a second-place tie, both slipped to rounds of 77 Monday and are tied for fourth place with two other golfers, including Kaley In of UC Irvine, who had the day's only under-par round with a 70.

Cal Poly's other scoring golfers are tied for 29th place.

Mallory Muehlbauer carded a 75 for a 157 total while Desiree Gillaspy checked in with an 81 and also is at 157.

Cantlay and Muehlbauer are the top two golfers in the field in par-3 scoring at one under par and even par, respectively. Bergland is tied for first with seven other golfers in par-5 scoring at one under par.

Bergland also leads the field in birdies with seven while Harada and Muehlbauer are next with five. Cantlay's 24 pars are No. 5.

Cal Poly tees off with the second group of teams Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. Admission to the event is free.

The winning team advances to the NCAA Division I women's regionals which are held at Stanford, Calif., Tallahassee, Fla., Austin, Tex., and Madison, Wisc., from May 7-9. The 2018 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships will be hosted May 17-23 at Karsten Creek Golf Course in Stillwater, Okla.