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Cal Poly Finishes Second in Lady Mustang Invitational

Cal Poly Finishes Second in Lady Mustang Invitational

ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. — UC Riverside blistered the Cypress Ridge Golf Course with a six-over-par four-person 294 total and overtook first-day leader Santa Clara and second-place Cal Poly to capture the Lady Mustang Invitational team championship Sunday afternoon.

The four scoring Highlander golfers carded rounds between 70 and 76 to beat Cal Poly by 15 strokes, 594-609. Santa Clara dropped to third place with a 610 total. Cal Poly posted a 310 Sunday while Santa Clara checked in with a 312.

Sunday's final round opened with Hannah Facchini of UC Riverside and Clare Dittemore of Montana State sharing the individual lead.

Facchini posted a two-under-par final-round 70 on the 6,011-yard, par-72 course to claim the individual title with a three-under-par 141 total while Dittemore slipped to an 84 and 20th place.

Facchini finished six shots ahead of both Paris Griffith (72-75) of UC Riverside and Annie Freman (72-75) of Santa Clara. Ysabel Tran (72-76) of CSUN was another shot back.

Cal Poly's top golfers were Sophie Bergland and Madison Hirsch (pictured above), both with 151 totals for a seventh-place tie with five other golfers. Bergland posted a final-round 78 while Hirsch recorded a 75.

Desiree Gillaspy finished tied for 15th place with a 77 and 76 for a 153 aggregate while Jamie Harada placed in a tie for 17th place with a 73 and 81.

Cal Poly also entered five individuals, led by Jamie Binns with a 76 and 77 for a 153 total and 15th place. Sadie Strain (78-78) finished in 25th place while both Meredith Hirsch (78-79) and Jamie Corr (77-80) shared 30th place.

Madison Hirsch finished third in par-4 scoring with a plus-one total while Bergland was fourth at plus-two. Harada was second in par-five scoring at minus-two.

One eagle was posted in the tournament by Monique Riley of Santa Clara. Bergland, Binns and Sammy Winchester were seventh with five birdies while Hirsch, Gillaspy and Strain carded 23 pars for sixth place.

In the fall season under first-year Mustang head coach Sofie Aagaard, Cal Poly placed second, third, fourth and fifth. The spring schedule begins Feb. 8-9 with the Lady Matador Classic at Wood Ranch Country Club in Simi Valley.