March 12, 2012

SCU Gets Terrific Opening Rounds from Tamara Surtees and Balbina Guajardo in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. - Tamara Surtees birdied two of her final five holes and teammate Balbina Guajardo shot an opening-round 1-under par 71 positioning the two Santa Clara golfers in contention at the 2012 Fresno State Lexus Classic at Copper River Country Club on Monday.

Surtees posted rounds of 72 and 76 and at 4-over par sits tied for sixth among a field of 75 heading into Tuesday's final round. Guajardo was 2-under after her first five holes and went on to card an opening-round 71. Guajardo will enter round two in a tie for eighth.

As a team, Santa Clara got off to a great start, posting a collective opening round of 303, which was good for fourth. The second round 315 dropped the Broncos back to ninth among the 13-team field. Final round play begins Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Fans can follow all the action live via www.GolfStat.com. 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
1 T1 Madeleine Ziegert - San Jose State (-2) 70 72 142
2 T5 Tisha Alyn Abrea - CSU Fullerton (-1) 72 71 143
3 T13 Julie Shutler - Sacramento State  (+1) 75 70 145
T4 T5 Megan Osland - San Jose State (+3) 72 75 147
T4 T1 Michelle Piyapattra - Columbia (+3) 70 77 147
T6 T5 Tamara Surtees - Santa Clara (+4) 72 76 148
T6 T13 Shaylee Yano - Fresno State (+4) 75 73 148
T8 4 Balbina Guajardo - Santa Clara (+5) 71 78 149
T8 T10 Nikki Prichard - Nevada (+5) 74 75 149
T8 T21  Juanita Rico - Wyoming (+5) 76 73 149

SANTA CLARA RESULTS

9  Santa Clara 303 315 618
T6 Tamara Surtees (2) 72 76 148
T8 Balbina Guajardo (1) 71 78 149
T56 Kaci McCartan (5) 78 82 160
T66 Morgan McClure (4) 85 79 164
T68 Brooke Stephens (3) 82 83 165

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1 San Jose State (+12) 294 294 588
2 CSU Fullerton (+14) 289 301 590
3 Fresno State (+28) 302 302 604
4 Nevada (+29) 305 300 605
5 Sacramento State (+32) 305 303 608
6 Wyoming (+35) 309 302 611
7 UC Riverside (+36) 313 299 612
8 San Francisco (+37) 305 308 613
9 Santa Clara (+42) 303 315 618
T10 Boise State (+47) 309 314 623
T10 Montana (+47) 318 305 623
T10 Columbia (+47) 312 311 623
13 Portland State (+48) 319 305 624

2012 Fresno State Lexus Classic
Dates: Monday, Mar., 12 and Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2012
Host: Fresno State University
Field (13 teams): San Jose State (67), Fresno State (71), San Francisco (96), Wyoming (99), Nevada (104), Cal State Fullerton (110), Montana (117), Sacramento State (127), Santa Clara (135), Columbia (143), Boise State (146), Portland State (152), UC Riverside (165)
Defending Team Champion: UC Davis
Defending Individual Champion: Katrina Hegge – San Francisco
Details:
Monday - 36 holes (shotgun start); Tuesday - 18 holes (first and tenth tees)
Time: Monday - 8:00 a.m. PST; Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. PST
Course: Copper River Country Club
Yardage (Par): 6,072 (72)
Address: 11500 N Friant Road, Fresno, CA 93730
Course Website: www.CopperRiverCountryClub.com
Course Number: (559) 434-8956
Live Scoring:
GolfStat.com