Posted: Feb 20, 2019
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The Cal Poly women's golf team doesn't have a home event on the 2018-19 schedule.
Coach Sofie Aagaard's Mustangs, however, will play very close to home next Monday and Tuesday, competing in the Bruin-Wave Invitational hosted by UCLA and Pepperdine at the San Luis Obispo Country Club.
After a practice round Sunday with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, Cal Poly and 14 other teams will play 36 holes Monday (8 a.m. shotgun start) and 18 more holes Tuesday (7:50 a.m. tee times from the first and 10th holes).
The field includes 10 teams ranked in the top 50, including five in the top 20.
Stanford is ranked No. 5, UCLA No. 8, Arizona State No. 10, Northwestern No. 16 and Washington No. 17.
Other teams in the field are No. 23 Pepperdine, No. 33 Cal, No. 37 Oregon, No. 43 Ole Miss and No. 44 San Diego State along with New Mexico State, New Mexico State, UC Irvine and San Francisco.
"To say it clear, this tournament will have one of the strongest fields all year in women's golf," said Aagaard.
This is the fourth straight year that the Bruin-Wave Invitational has been held at the San Luis Obispo Country Club. Previous sites include Robinson Ranch Golf Club in Santa Clarita and El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana.
USC has won the event four times and UCLA twice. The Trojans claimed last year's team title while Lilia Vu of UCLA earned her second straight individual crown.
Aagaard will go with freshmen Elizabeth Scholtes and Vanessa Wang, sophomores Caroline Cantlay and Sienna Scibird and senior Mallory Muehlbauer.
Cantlay leads the Mustangs with a 72.7 scoring average and five rounds of par or better. Wang (pictured above) sports a 73.8 average while Scholtes has a 74.1 with four rounds of par or better and a first-place tie in the Battle at the Rock last week.
Live scoring will be available at www.golfstat.com and admission is free.
Cal Poly will host San Diego State for a dual match Wednesday at 8 a.m. at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande.