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Yoshitake Shoots 70 for Second Place in Monterey Bay Invitational

Yoshitake Shoots 70 for Second Place in Monterey Bay Invitational

MONTEREY, Calif. -- Cal Poly sophomore Taylor Yoshitake tied a school record and equalled her career best with a final-round 70 and a second-place finish in the Monterey Bay Invitational women's golf tournament, which ended a three-day run Tuesday at the Del Monte Golf Club.

Yoshitake (pictured at right) finished with a 54-hole nine-over-par 225 total on the 6,018-yard, par-72, course to finish tied for second place with Julia Roth of Central Arkansas. Both trailed individual winner Chiara Citterio of Missouri State by two strokes.

Yoshitake opened with an 80 Sunday, followed by a 75 on Monday. She tied her collegiate career best which she set in the Fresno State Lexus Classic a year ago. Six other rounds of 70 have been carded in the 12-year history of the Mustang women's golf program.

Yoshitake's round lifted Cal Poly two positions into sixth place among the 14 schools competing in the tournament. Coach Scott Cartwright's team posted a final-round four-person 302 total for a 946 aggregate.

Wichita State won with a 927 total, followed by Columbia at 930 and Missouri State at 931.

In addition to Yoshitake, Cal Poly sophomore Asia Adell also finished in the top 20, claiming 11th place with a final-round 74 and a 232 total.

Other Mustang scorers were Kirsten Locke with a 76 for a 241total and 25th place, Caitlin Farley with an 82 for a 248 total and 49th place, and Alex Phillips with an 85 for a 256 total and 59th place.

Competing as individuals, Morgan Thomas carded a final-round 78 for a 245 total and 38th place while Laura Howard shot an 84 for a 247 total and 47th place.

Cal Poly returns to action April 1-3 in the Marsh Landing Intercollegiate at the March Landing Country Club in Ponte Vedra, Florida.