March 26, 2012

SCU's Balbina Guajardo In Position to Win 2012 Anteater Invitational

DOVE CANYON, Calif. - Santa Clara University junior Balbina Guajardo out-played the entire field in the second round of the 2012 Anteater Invitational Monday at Dove Canyon Country Club. Guajardo shot a 2-under par 69 and is just one shot off the lead heading into Tuesday's final round.

Guajardo's performance in round two came after an opening-round 77. On Tuesday, she will have a chance to win her second event this season. The junior transfer from Houston Baptist, who is originally from Monterrey, Mexico, won Cal Poly's 2011 Lamkin Grip Cal Poly Invitational at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in November.

"I don't think (Balbina) was real happy with her first round," said Santa Clara head coach Krystal Kelly. "She began round two challenging a tough par 3, having to carry a hazard. She birdied that hole and went on to have a great round, really taking advantage of her ball striking ability. Tee to green she is very good and when she makes putts she can go low. I am very proud of her."

As a team, Santa Clara rests in 12th place among the 15-team field. The players will begin the tournament's final 18 holes Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
1 Amelia Ek UC-Rvrside 73 72 145
Linsday Harmon Wash. St. 74 71 145
3 Balbina Guajardo SantaClara 77 69 146
Savannah Vilaubi UC-Rvrside 75 71 146
Mallory Kent Wash. St. 71 75 146
6 Lalita Patipaksiri UC Irvine 76 71 147
Annika Afoa BYU 74 73 147
*Bow Salotti Long Beach 73 74 147
9 Monica Villarreal Long Beach 74 74 148
10 Kayla Mortellaro Idaho 75 74 149
Taylor Fowler Fullerton 75 74 149
Se Ri Lee Fullerton 72 77 149
Lauren Atkinson BYU 77 72 149

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1 Washington State U. 299 297 596
2 Brigham Young Univ. 301 297 598
3 CSU Fullerton 303 304 607
4 UC - Irvine 310 300 610
5 Idaho, University of 312 299 611
Long Beach State 303 308 611
7 UC - Riverside 310 304 614
8 San Francisco, U. of 311 316 627
9 Portland State Univ. 316 313 629
Montana, Univ. of 314 315 629
11 Sacramento State 316 314 630
12 Santa Clara Univ. 323 318 641
13 Delaware, Univ. of 330 313 643
14 CSU-Northridge 332 320 652
15 Boise State Univ. 336 331 667

12 Santa Clara Univ. 323 318 641
T 3 Balbina Guajardo 77 69 146
T 54 Kaci McCartan 80 82 162
T 65 Tamara Surtees 86 80 166
74 Taylor Camany 81 89 170
T 75 Brooke Stephens 85 87 172

2012 Anteater Invitational
Dates:
Monday, Mar., 26 and Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2012
Host: University of California-Irvine
Field (15 teams): Idaho (67); Long Beach State (70); UC Irvine (72); Washington State (86); San Francisco (103); BYU (104); Cal State Fullerton (110); Sacramento State (128); Montana (129); Cal State Northridge (130); Santa Clara (135); Boise State (148); Portland State (153); UC Riverside (167); Delaware (184)
Details:
36 holes Monday and 18 holes Tuesday. Both days begin with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. on Monday and 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Course:
Dove Canyon Country Club (Dove Canyon, Calif.)
Par/Yardage: 71/5,911
Address: 22682 Golf Club Drive
Dove Canyon, CA 92679
Course Website: www.dovecanyonclub.com
Course Number: (949) 858-2800
Live Scoring:
N/A

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