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Cal Poly Leads by Five Strokes in Wyoming Cowgirl Intercollegiate

Cal Poly Leads by Five Strokes in Wyoming Cowgirl Intercollegiate

PALM DESERT, Calif. – Four Cal Poly golfers enter Sunday's final round of the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate in the top 15.

Coach Sofie Aagaard's Mustangs, who won their last tournament two weeks ago, carded a four-person 301 and 297 Saturday at The Classic Club and own a five-stroke lead over UTEP, 598-603, with 18 holes remaining in the 10-team, 54-hole event.

Southern Utah is third at 610.

Mustang freshman Jensen Jalufka is tied for fourth place, bouncing back from an opening-round 78 with a 70 for a 148 total. Elizabeth Scholtes is tied for seventh place with rounds of 74 and 76 for a 150 total.

Also scoring for Cal Poly were Madi Daniel, tied for 10th place with a 76 and 75; Caroline Cantlay with a 73 and 79 for a 15th-place tie; and Vanessa Wang with a 78 and 76 for a 21st-place tie.

Competing as an individual, Tiffany Cha is tied for 15th place with a pair of 76s.

Chanikan (Pluem) Yongyuan of Southern Utah is the individual leader after 36 holes with a 69 and 76 for a 145 aggregate, one shot ahead of UTEP's Valeria Mendizabal (74-72—146) and Long Beach State's Vanessa Richanio (74-72—146).

Cantlay (pictured above) leads the field in par-3 scoring at three under par and Scholtes is second at two under par. Daniel is fourth in par-4 scoring at three over par and Cha tops the field in par-5 scoring at two under par. Cantlay's five birdies is third in the field of 63 golfers and Daniels' 27 pars is No. 2.

Final round will tee off Sunday at 8 a.m.