The Cal Poly women’s golf team tied for fifth place in the Cal Poly Invitational with a final a score of 621 over two days of play.
The Invitational took place on the par-73, 6,019-yard Cypress Ridge golf course in Arroyo Grande. The tournament included 14 teams consisting of 74 golfers.
The Mustangs were coming off a last place finish in the Kent Youel Invitational in Oahu, Hawaii and were looking to redeem themselves in their home tournament.
Freshman Hannah Brabb said the team performed at a higher level, which led to the better results.
“We knew being on our home course would give us an advantage,” Brabb said. “This tournament gave us a chance to redeem ourselves.”
Brabb added that although the competition at the Youel Invitational was a lot tougher, it was important to have a solid showing in this tournament.
The team was tied for fifth place after the first day of play, totaling a score of 312. The Mustangs improved their score by three strokes on the second day, however still finished tied for fifth with Sacramento State.
The UC Davis Aggies walked away with the tournament victory, finishing with a total score of 594. Aggies freshman Danielle Cvitanov won the individual title with scores of 70-73.
There was no looking back for the Aggies as the team finished 18 strokes ahead of second place Santa Clara. Northern Arizona was another six strokes finishing in third place.
A major bright spot for the team was sophomore Allison Wing who shot a one-under-par 72 on the first day followed by a one-over-par 74 on the second day. The even score put her in second place overall, the highest finish by a Cal Poly golfer this season.
Brabb was the second leading scorer on the team shooting 79-74-153, finishing the tournament at seven-over-par. Brabb, who is averaging 80.1 strokes a round, finished tied for 11th. It was her second top 20 finish of the season.
Sophomore Jessica Fortin finished tied for 35th with scores of 79-83-162. Freshmen’s Elsie Walker and Kelly McEachern totaled scores of 86-78-164 and 82-83-165, respectively.
Cal Poly’s B team finished in 13th place, led by junior Jessica Huss with a 77-92-169 total for a 51st place finish.