Cal Poly women’s golf team finished second in the Cal Poly Invitational at Cypress Ridge Golf Course Oct. 28-29. The Santa Clara Broncos won the final fall tournament of the season by nine strokes over the Mustangs.
Santa Clara was paced by a pair of co-runner-ups, Kyleigh Moreno and Marni Murez. Santa Clara won with a score of 22 over-par.
The Mustangs held five of the next six spots on the leaderboard. Several Cal Poly players who were not officially competing for Cal Poly, but rather as individuals, were included in the next five places.
Senior Desiree Gillaspy shot the lowest score for Cal Poly, a 148, putting her in fourth place. Senior Jamie Binns, junior Mallory Muehlbauer and freshman Caroline Cantlay, who competed as an individual, all shot 151 for a three-way tie for fifth place.
Sophomore Tiffany Cha competed as an individual as well and scored an aggregate of 153, securing ninth place.
Overall, Cal Poly ended up shooting 31 over-par, finishing 11 strokes ahead of third-place Cal Baptist.
Holy Names golfer Courtney Newport recorded the only hole-in-one at the Cal Poly Invitational. Her hole-in-one was shot at the fourth hole, a 129-yard par-3.
Gillaspy finished fourth in par-3 scoring, shooting even par, and Cantlay finished first for par-fours, shooting even par as well. Muehlbauer tied for first in par-5, shooting three under-par.
Cha recorded an eagle for Cal Poly and Binns shared the title for birdies with seven.
The Mustangs return to competition for their spring season opener Feb. 12-13, 2018 at the Gold Rush hosted by Long Beach State at the El Dorado Park Golf Course.