SCU Golfers Battling Strong Winds at Cal Poly’s Firestone Grill Invite

NIPOMO, Calif. – Twenty five mile per hour winds have contributed to tough playing conditions Monday for the Santa Clara University women's golf team at the Monarch Dunes Golf Club in Nipomo.

SCU is competing at the third annual Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invitational, which is being played Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 4-5, at the Monarch Dunes Golf Club on California's central coast. For compete tournament results CLICK HERE.

Santa Clara posted a first round total of 310 as a team, with Miki Ueoka and Tamara Surtees leading the way at 76, followed by Lauren Oh at 77 and true freshmen Brooke Stephens and Taylor Camany at 81.

"I'm pleased with where we're at after round one," said Santa Clara head coach Polly Schulze. "It could have been a little bit lower with a few more putts dropping for us. But with the conditions here, it's an opportunity for us. If we stay strong and post another decent score, we will be right in the mix tomorrow."

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Split tee times will be used for Tuesday's final round, starting at 7:40 a.m.. The men will start from the 10th tee and the women from the first tee. An awards ceremony will follow the final round an approximately 2:30 p.m.

Men's Teams (10) -- Cal Poly (green and gold), Cal State Fullerton, North Dakota, UC Riverside, Cal State Bakersfield, Cal State San Marcos, Seattle, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and UCLA. 

Women's Teams (9) -- Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Portland, Santa Clara, North Dakota, Cal State Northridge, Cal State Bakersfield, Utah Valley and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.