LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Santa Clara women's golf slid a few spots on the leaderboard following Tuesday's 302 and the Broncos find themselves in sixth-place with a 603 total after two-rounds of the New Mexico State Aggie Invitational.
The Broncos dropped three spots on the team leaderboard after a first-round 301 and trail leader Sacramento State by 18-shots heading into Wednesday's final round.
"This was obviously not our best round," head coach Krystal Kelly said. "We got off to a rocky start and I think that led us to playing forced instead of just focusing on the process."
Individually, the Broncos were led by senior Kristin Le, who carded an even-par 72 to move into sixth-place at 2-over 146. Le is one-shot out of the top-5 and four-shots behind co-leaders Kiselya Plewe of Weber State and UTEP's Lily Downs.
Sophomore Chloe Wong shot a 1-over 73 to vault 14 spots on the individual leaderboard into a tie for 20th-place at 7-over 151.
"Kristin and Chloe both played well today," Kelly noted. "From tee to green they were very solid."
Senior Kyleigh Moreno scored a 78 and sophomore Marni Murez a 79 to finish second-round play tied for 24th with a quartet of golfers at 9-over 153. In her first collegiate tournament, freshman Ritida Nanda sits in a tie for 46th at 17-over 161.
Final round action on the 6,392-yard, par-72 New Mexico State Golf Course gets underway Wednesday with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. PT. Live scoring for is available on golfstat.com.
Santa Clara 2nd Round Individual Results
6. Kristin Le 74-72 = 146 (+2)
T20. Chloe Wong 78-73 = 151 (+7)
T24. Kyleigh Moreno 75-78 = 153 (+9)
T24. Marni Murez 74-79 = 153 (+9)
T46. Ritida Nanda 78-83 = 161 (+17)