ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. – Helped by three top-5 individual finishes, Santa Clara women's golf held on to claim the team title at the shortened Cal Poly Invitational, holding off the hosts for a nine-shot victory with a tournament total 22-over 598. The event, which the Broncos won for the second-straight season, was shortened to two rounds after fog delayed Saturday's start.
First-round leader Kyleigh Moreno carded a final-round 77 to slip into a tie for second-place with teammate Marni Murez at 3-over 147. Murez shot a personal-best round of 2-under 70 on Sunday. The two finished one-shot back of medalist Samantha Martirez of Cal Baptist, who carded a 73 on Sunday for a 146 total.
Kristin Le, the defending champion, tied for fifth with a trio of golfers at 7-over 151. The senior placed among the top-5 for the 10th time in her career.
Chloe Wong shot a final-round 76, the second-lowest score among the 11 Santa Clara players, to climb into a tie for 18th at 14-over 158. Competing as individuals, Isabella Seeburger and Vanessa Giampaoli tied for 20th at 15-over 159 in the final tournament of the fall for the Broncos who won twice in four starts.
Santa Clara Final Individual Results
T2. Kyleigh Moreno 70-77 = 147 (+3)
T2. Marni Murez 77-70 = 147 (+3)
T5. Kristin Le 73-78 = 151 (+7)
T11. Emily Sumner 78-77 = 155 (+11)
T18. Chloe Wong 82-76 = 158 (+14)
T14. Sarah Busey* 78-78 = 156 (+12)
T20. Isabella Seeburger* 79-80 = 159 (+15)
T20. Vanessa Giampaoli* 79-80 = 159 (+15)
T36. Grace Fitzgerald* 82-84 = 166 (+22)
T38. Anne-Claire Tande* 84-84 = 168 (+24)
T40. Ritida Nanda* 87-82 = 169 (+25)
*competed as an individual