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Cal Poly Women's Golf Finishes Third in Matador Invitational

Cal Poly Women's Golf Finishes Third in Matador Invitational

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- Madison Hirsch and Taylor Yoshitake both finished in the top 10 and the Cal Poly women's golf team placed third among eight schools competing in the Matador Invitational, which concluded a two-day run Tuesday at Wood Ranch Golf Club.

Coach Scott Cartwright's Mustangs equalled their four-person score of the second round, posting a final-round 311 for a 54-hole 64-over-par 928 total on the 5,881-yard, par-72 course.

Host Cal State Northridge won the event with a 23-over-par 887 total, followed by Brigham Young at 923 and the Mustangs.

Hirsch (pictured at right) climbed three spots into ninth place with a final-round 74 and a 12-over-par 228 total while Yoshitake finished in a tie for 10th place with a final-round 79 and a 229 aggregate.

Cal Poly's other scoring golfers were Morgan Thomas, tied for 15th place with a 232 total after a final-round 76; Jamie Corr, who finished in 30th place with a final-round 84 for a 241 total; and Alex Phillips, who carded a final-round 82 for a 256 total and 48th place.

Three other Mustangs competed as individuals, led by Asia Adell with a final-round 75 for a 237 total and a tie for 25th place. Giovanna Ascolani finished tied for 34th place with a final-round 77 for a 244 total while Montana Kosty posted a final-round 86 for a 255 total and finished in a tie for 46th place.

Clariss Guce of Cal State Northridge, in a three-way tie for first place at even-par 144 after two rounds of play, carded a final-round 72 and was the lone golfer in the field to finish par or better, posting an even-par 216 total for 54 holes.

Guce finished four shots ahead of Lea Garner of Brigham Young and Arinda Bhaharaksa of Cal State Northridge.

Cal Poly returns to action March 1-2 at the Red Rocks Invitational hosted by Northern Arizona at Oakcreek Country Club in Sedona, Arizona.