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Cal Poly Shares Lead With Santa Clara in Lady Mustang Invitational

Cal Poly Shares Lead With Santa Clara in Lady Mustang Invitational


ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. – Competing as an individual, Jamie Harada carded a career-best 69, second-best score in program history, while Jamie Binns shot a 71 and Sophie Bergland and Desiree Gillaspy both added 72s to lead the Cal Poly women's golf team to a first-place tie with Santa Clara after one round of play in the Lady Mustang Invitational on Saturday at Cypress Ridge Golf Course.

Individual leader Kristin Le posted a 68 to lift Santa Clara to a 290 team total, tied with the Mustangs for first place with one more round to be played Sunday morning at the 6,011-yard, par-72 course on the Nipomo Mesa.

Harada (pictured at right) carded two eagles and four birdies along with a pair of bogeys and a triple-bogey for her three-under-par total. Binns recorded four birdies and three bogeys for her one-under-par round while Gillaspy put three birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey on her card for an even-par round.

Sadle Strain added a 75 and Mallory Muehlbauer a 77 to complete Cal Poly's scoring.

In addition to Le, Santa Clara was paced by Annie Freman with a 70. Freman won the tournament as a freshman and finished tied for second a year ago as a junior.

Northern Colorado is in third place but 18 strokes behind the co-leaders. There are nine teams in the tournament along with eight individuals for a total of 53 players.

Le is the individual leader by onestroke over Harada, with Freman another shot behind in third. Binns is alone in fourth with her 71 and Gillaspy and Bergland share fifth place with their 72s.

Binns is second behind Le in par-4 scoring at minus-1 while Harada and Tiffany Cha share first place with Freman in par-5 scoring at minus-3. Harada leads the field with her two eagles and Le had the only other eagle of the day. Binns and Harada share the lead with five other golfers with four birdies. Bergland and two other golfers topped the field with 14 pars.