April 9, 2005
STANFORD, Calif. - The Santa Clara University women's golf team is currently in 14th place after the first round of the Peg Barnard Invitational, hosted on the par-71, 6,030-yard Stanford Golf Course. Corey Utsurogi led the Broncos with a 39-38--77 first round to tie for 24th individually heading into tomorrow's final round.
Santa Clara carded a 329 team round to place 14th in the 15-team field and is only nine strokes away from the top 10. Samantha Trask followed Utsurogi with a 37-43--80 to tie for 36th. Candice Palmer (42-44), Stephanie Cope (41-45) and Eriko Sato (43-43) are all tied for 67th place with 86s.
Washington leads the team competition with a 287, three strokes over par and eight strokes ahead of Washington State. Host Stanford is tied with Fresno State at 302 and San Francisco rounds out the top five with a 25-over 309.
Washington State's Kim Welch leads the individual competition, after carding a five-under 66. Kim Shin of Washington is in second, four strokes back. Husky teammate Paige Mackenzie is currently in third at even par.
Santa Clara will close out the tournament with the final round on Sunday, a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The Broncos' final tournament of the regular season begins Monday in Copperopolis, with the two-day West Coast Conference Championship.