SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Desiree Gillaspy finished two rounds of play in the Bruin Wave Invitational in the top 10, highlighting Cal Poly's performance on the first day of competition in the 16-team event at the San Luis Obispo Country Club.
Gillaspy (pictured at right) carded rounds of 73 and 79, finishing with an eight-over-par 152 total and a tie for 10th place with six other golfers.
Mustang teammate Caroline Cantlay is tied for 23rd place with rounds of 79 and 77 for a 156 total.
Defending individual champion Lilia Vu of UCLA has a commanding five-stroke lead entering Tuesday's final round. Vu posted a 69 and 71 for a four-under-par 140 total, well ahead of runner-up Albane Valenzuela of Stanford (72-73–-145). Mariel Galdiano of UCLA and Jennifer Chang of Southern California share third with 147 totals.
In the 54-hole tournament co-hosted by UCLA and Pepperdine, Southern California has compiled a 22-over-par 598 aggregate after 36 holes, five shots ahead of UCLA. San Diego State is another seven strokes back in third place.
Coach Sofie Aagaard's Mustangs are tied for ninth place with San Jose State, both with 55-over-par 631 totals.
In addition to Gillaspy and Cantlay, Cal Poly's other scoring golfers include Jamie Harada, tied for 52nd place with a 79 and 82; Mallory Muehlbauer, tied for 57th place with a 79 and 83; and Sophie Bergland, also tied for 57th place with a 79 and 83.
Cantlay is seventh in par-5 scoring at one under par. Gillaspy is eighth in par-4 scoring at five over par while Bergland is eighth in par-3 scoring at one over par.