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Cal Poly Finishes Fifth in The Gold Rush

Cal Poly Finishes Fifth in The Gold Rush

SEAL BEACH, Calif. — Despite a round of 74 by Sophie Bergland, the Cal Poly women's golf team slipped one notch to a final fifth-place finish in The Gold Rush by Southern California Ford Dealers on Tuesday at the Old Ranch Country Club.

Bergland completed 54 holes of play on the 6,097-yard, par-72 course with a seven-over-par 223 total, climbing from eighth to fifth place in the final individual standings.

Another Mustang golfer, competing as an individual, also finished in fifth place as Jamie Harada posted rounds of 75, 75 and 73 for a 223 aggregate.

Coach Scott Cartwright's Mustangs carded a four-person 305 total Tuesday for a 44-over-par 908 total. UC Riverside and Brigham Young both slipped past Cal Poly into a tie for third place with 907 totals.

Tournament host Long Beach State claimed the team title with an 883 total after a 291 total Tuesday, finishing 19 strokes ahead of second-place Fresno State (902). There were 11 teams in the two-day event.

Individual honors went to Lea Garner of Brigham Young with rounds of 72, 71 and 73 for an even-par 216 total. She finished one shot ahead of Kassidy Teare of Long Beach State, with two more 49er golfers taking third and fourth.

In addition to Bergland, Cal Poly's other scoring golfers were Jamie Binns (pictured above) with a 78 for a 230 total and 25th place, Meridith Hirsch, also with a 78 for a 230 total and 25th place, Madison Hirsch with a 79 for a 231 total and 30th place, and Desiree Gillaspy with a 75 for a 233 total and 34th place.

Cal Poly returns to action Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Red Rocks Invitational hosted by Northern Arizona at the Red Rocks Country Club in Sedona, Ariz.