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Cal Poly Eighth Among 18 Teams Competing in Invitational at Tacoma

Cal Poly Eighth Among 18 Teams Competing in Invitational at Tacoma
TACOMA, Wash. — The Cal Poly women's golf team, 11th after the first round of play, jumped up to eighth place following the second round at the Pat Lesser-Harbottle Invitational hosted by Seattle University on Monday at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club.
Coach Sofie Aagaard's Mustangs posted a four-person 312 in the morning and a 304 in the afternoon for a 40-over-par 616 total, tied for eighth place with the host school and 19 strokes behind second-round co-leaders Houston Baptist and Grand Canyon, both at 597. Santa Clara is third at 600.
For the second straight tournament, a freshman is Cal Poly's top golfer after the first two rounds of play. Vanessa Wang (pictured above) carded rounds of 77 and 73 for a 150 total and a tie for 15th place. Another freshman, Elizabeth Scholtes, is second on the team and 35th in the field with a 78 and 76 for a 154 aggregate.
Scholtes placed seventh in her first tournament as a Mustang, the Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate outside Denver, on Oct. 5-7.
Also scoring for Cal Poly were Caroline Cantlay with a 76 and 80 for a 156 total and 46th place, Sienna Scibird with an 81 and 77 for a 158 total and 52nd place, and Tiffany Cha with an 82 and 78 for a 160 total and 62nd place.
Kaity Cummings of Houston Baptist posted a 73 and 70 for a one-under-par 143 total and a two-stroke advantage over Karen Miyamoto of Washington and Alisa Chong of Houston Baptist. Three more golfers share third place at 146.
Cha is tied for third in par-3 scoring at one under par and eighth in par-5 scoring, also at one under par. Wang made 25 pars over 36 holes, tied for No. 2 among the 95 golfers in the field.
Final round will be played Tuesday morning.