Cal Poly Betters score 16 shots, but stay in 10th place


STANFORD, Calif. — The Cal Poly women’s golf team improved their score by 16 strokes, but remain in 10th place after two rounds of play in the NCAA’s Stanford Region at Stanford Golf Course.

Coach Sofie AgaardThe Mustangs are just 11 strokes out of sixth place heading into the final round Wednesday morning on the 6,267-yard, par-71 course.

Cal Poly followed Monday’s four-person total of 304 with a 288 on Tuesday, which was bettered only by the top three schools in the team standings.

Jensen Jalufka paved the way for Mustangs with a 70 while vanessa wang added a 71 as four of five Cal Poly golfers improved their first-round scores by at least three strokes.

Jalufka hit the 359-yard, par-4 11th hole and also had three birdies and four bogeys. Jalufka is one of four players who recorded eagles in the first two rounds of play. Wang’s even run included five birdies and five bogeys.

Jalufka and Kaylyn No (73-74) are tied for 28th with four other golfers at 147 while Wang and Caroline Canlay (76-73) tied for 36th place with two other golfers at 149.

Cantlay was one under par on his first nine holes on Tuesday before posting four bogeys and a birdie the rest of the way. Noh, 22nd after the first round, had an even second round going through 13 holes before suffering a triple bogey seven on the fifth hole, which she parried on Monday.

Elisabeth Scholtes added a 75 to his 80 for a total of 155 and 54th place.

USC’s Amari Avery leads the individual standings with a total of 136 under after rounds of 69 and 67. Avery is two shots ahead of LSU’s Carla Tejedo (70-68) and Brianna Navarrosa (70-68) ) from USC.

First-round leader Latanna Stone of LSU followed her 67 with a 75 and fell to a tie for 10th at 142.

USC leads Stanford by four strokes, 556-560, entering the final round of play. LSU, which led USC by one stroke after the first round, slipped to third place at 563.

Jalufka is eighth from par-4 with a score over par.

The NCAA Division I National Championships will take place May 20-25 on the Raptor course at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. The top four teams and two individuals from the unqualified teams from each of the six regionals qualify for the nationals.

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