The Cal Poly Mustangs extended their lead at the 2017 Big West Women’s Golf Championship to 10 strokes after firing a second round score of 298 for a two-day total of 587 to pace the eight-team field. The Mustangs, looking for their first confernece team title in program history, won a golf tournament on this exact course, the Oak Quarry Golf Club, back in February when they claimed the Battle at the Rock team title.
UC Davis, who shot 300 on day two, sits in second place with a 597 total and is followed by defending champion and host UC Riverside in third after tallying 599. Hawai’i (303-298) is tied for fourth with Long Beach State, who jumped from eighth to tied for fourth after firing a low-round score of 290 on day two for a total of 601. Two rounds of 302 places UC Irvine sixth with a two-day score of 604 and is followed by Cal State Fullerton (608) and CSUN (611).
Individually, Cal State Fullerton’s Martina Edberg blasted a tournament-low, 4-under 68 to pace the 40-player field with a two-day total of 5-under 139. UC Riverside’s Jakeishya Le, who led after the day one, owns the second spot after firing 1-over 73 for a total of 143. CSUN’s Ysabel Tran and Cal Poly’s Jamie Binns are knotted in third with a 36-hole score of 147.
The final round of the three-day tournament event tees off at 7:30 a.m. with Cal State Fullerton and CSUN. Live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com and admission to the event is free.
The winning team advances to the NCAA Division I women’s regionals which are held at four sites this year from May 5-7. The four NCAA regionals will be held May 8-10 at the University of New Mexico Championship Course in Albuquerque, N.M., Ironwood Golf and Country Club in Greenville, N.C., The Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas, and Scarlet Course at Ohio State Golf Course in Columbus, Ohio.
The 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship is scheduled for May 19-24 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.