Women's Golf Gets Strong Start, Sits Tied For Fourth At The Gold Rush
Long Beach State sits eight strokes back entering the final day.
Long Beach, Calif. - Long Beach State led after the first round of the Gold Rush, hosted at El Dorado Park Golf Course, and closed the 36-hole first day tied for fourth place among the 14-team field.
Long Beach State's Holland Shourds and Cara Barker both tied for the top score in the first round with a 1-under 71, helping the Beach lead the tournament through the first round with a 2-over 290. That put the Beach two strokes ahead of UC Irvine and four strokes ahead of Georgia and Fresno State.
As the winds picked up in the second round, Georgia made a charge to take over the lead and was the top team through two rounds at 15-over (591). Colorado State was one stroke behind to move into second place while BYU is third at 17-over.
The Beach held onto fourth place, sitting in a three-way tie with Sacramento State and UC Irvine at 23-over (599), eight strokes back of the leaders.
Shourds was the team leader for the Beach after two rounds at five-over (149) and tied for 11th, one stroke ahead of Barker and Jennifer Yu who tied for 15th overall.
Long Beach State had four individuals competing as well. Maria Davis shot a five-over 149 while Breann Fox tied for 15th in the first day with a six-over 150 to highlight the day's action for the individuals.
The final round of The Gold Rush is scheduled to begin with a shotgun start at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning as the tournament concludes at El Dorado Park Golf Course.
The Gold Rush
Scores Through Two Rounds
1. Georgia; 296-295--591 (+15)
2. Colorado State; 297-295--592 (+16)
3. BYU; 300-293--593 (+17)
T4. Long Beach State; 290-309--599 (+23)
T4. Sacramento State; 302-297--599 (+23)
T4. UC Irvine; 292-307--599 (+23)
7. Idaho; 303-298--601 (+25)
8. Fresno State; 296-310--606 (+30)
9. Santa Clara; 306-305--611 (+35)
10. Boise State; 305-314--619 (+43)
11. Cal Poly; 310-312--622 (+46)
12. Boston College; 315-312--627 (+51)
13. Gonzaga; 310-318--628 (+52)
14. Seattle; 317-313--630 (+54)
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