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Cal Poly Places Eighth in 15-Team Gold Rush

Cal Poly Places Eighth in 15-Team Gold Rush

SEAL BEACH, Calif. — The women's team of Cal Poly's Swanson Golf Program slipped one spot to eighth place on the final day of competition in The Gold Rush hosted by Long Beach State on Tuesday at the Old Ranch Country Club.

Coach Sofie Aagaard's Mustangs carded a final-round 306 on the 6,097-yard, par-72 course. Coupled with a 303 and 305 on Monday, Cal Poly posted a 50-over-par 914 aggregate.

Only one team finished under par. That was Southern California with a one-under-par 863 total, with Fresno State 18 strokes back and Long Beach State another nine back.

Cal Poly's top individual finisher was Jamie Binns (pictured above) as she recorded a final-round 75 for a 226 total and a tie for 23rd place. Teammate Jamie Harada was one stroke back with a 227 total, tied for 26th place, after posting a 74.

Other Mustang scorers include Madison Hirsch with a final-round 80 for a 228 total and 33rd place and Desiree Gillaspy and Lucy Robson, both with 237 totals for 58th place. Gillaspy shot a final-round 77 and Robson an 80.

Second-round leader Robynn Ree of USC held on for the individual title with a four-under-par 212 total after a final-round 71. Fellow Trojan Amy Lee finished second at 213 and Tiffany Chan, another USC player, was third at 214.

Gillaspy finished tied for fifth in par-5 scoring with a 4.67 average (four under par). Hirsch was fifth with her 10 birdies and was tied for 12th in par-4 scoring with a 4.13 average (four over par).

Cal Poly returns to action next Monday and Tuesday in the Bruin-Wave Invitational at the San Luis Obispo Country Club.