Women's Golf Turns in Season-Best Performance

Nov. 7, 2005

ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. - After spending a Hawaiian trip golfing in tumultuous weather last week, the Santa Clara women's golf team finally enjoyed some clear skies and favorable weather Monday afternoon at the Cal Poly Invitational at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande. Reflecting the nice weather, the Broncos' A Team shot a season-best 302 to place second after the first round of action.

"The team did well, the 302 score is right around our scoring goal that we set at the beginning of the year," said head coach Polly Schulze. "We'll do our best to catch the leader tomorrow, but overall we are extremely pleased with the four scores in the 70s."

Those four scores were led by Samantha Trask's one-over 73 in the first round. Trask, the tournament's defending champion, sits tied for third in the individual competition, three strokes behind Danielle Cvitanov of UC Davis. Corey Utsurogi followed with a 74, good for a tie for fifth, while Megan Stoddart and Candice Palmer chipped in scores of 77 and 78, respectively. Jenny Nelson rounded out the quintet by carding an 81. The team score of 302 leaves the Broncos only five strokes off the pace set by the leader, UC Davis.

Santa Clara also fielded a "B" Team for this event, as Hilaire Fouts and Eriko Sato led this squad with scores of 79 and 80, respectively. Ella Sanman turned in an 88 for the day while Jennifer Sun and Whitney Saulsberry made their 2005 debuts Monday.

The Broncos return to the links for the final round of the tournament tomorrow morning. Tomorrow's action will conclude Santa Clara's fall season as they attempt to end the fall with a tournament title.