PALM DESERT, Calif. – All five Cal Poly golfers carded scores in the 70s as the Mustangs placed fifth among 14 schools competing in the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate, which completed a two-day 54-hole run Sunday at The Classic Club.
Sophie Bergland (pictured at right) was Cal Poly's top finisher, placing in a tie for 13th place with a final-round 76 and a 226 total. Madison Hirsch carded her best round of the tournament Sunday, a 72, to finish with a 231 total and a tie for 25th place.
Cal Poly, coached by Sofie Aagaard, accumulated a four-person 303 on the final day of the event for a 916 total. UC Riverside, which carded a 296 Sunday, and San Jose State with a 297 shared first place with 894 totals while Northern Arizona claimed third place at 904.
Cal Poly's other scoring golfers were Desiree Gillaspy with a final-round 78 for a 234 total and 38th place; Jamie Binns with a 78 for a 235 total and 41st place; and Sadie Strain with a 77 for a 235 total, also in 41st place.
Competing as an individual, Mustang Jamie Harada finished tied for 33rd place, posting a final-round 75 for a 232 total.
Individual champion was Martina Edberg of Cal State Fullerton as she carded a 67 Sunday for a 211 total. Hannah Facchini of UC Riverside was second with a 217 total and My Leander of San Jose State and Kristin Le of Santa Clara shared third place with 220 totals.
Cal Poly returns to action Oct. 12-13 at the Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational hosted by Seattle University at the Tacoma Country Club in Tacoma, Wash.