Simone Hoey Tied For First Place, Leads 49ers To Second After Two Rounds At Fresno State Lexus Classic
April 15, 2013
FRESNO, Calif. - Senior Simone Hoey fired a 3-under par 69 in Monday's second round of the Fresno State Lexus Classic to tie for first place and lead Long Beach State to place second at Copper River Country Club.
Hoey shares the lead with Lucianne Lee of UC Irvine as both players finished the day with a 36-hole score of 3-under 141 and holds a one-shot lead over Sammi Stevens (-2) of New Mexico.
LBSU posted an opening round score of 298 to finish in second and remain just one stroke behind tournament leader Tulsa and three shots ahead of Big West Conference foe UC Irvine in third.
In the second round, the 49ers turned in a 299 for a two-round score of 21-over 597 to hold onto second and remain just three shots behind the Golden Hurricanes and a four-shot lead over the Anteaters in third.
Tournament host Fresno State is tied for eighth with New Mexico (+37), while defending tournament champion Cal State Fullerton is 12th (+44).
Hoey tied a season and career low as she previously recorded a 69 in this year's season-opening tournament at the Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ram Classic in Fort Collins, Colo. She also recorded a 69 in her collegiate debut which took place at the same tournament.
The Rancho Cucamonga native carded an opening round 72 to tie for second. Hoey recorded two bogeys and seven pars on the back nine. She would go onto collect one more bogey on the par-3 third hole. Hoey closed out the round with three birdies and five pars. On her second round scorecard, Hoey doubled her birdie count to six and collected three more bogeys for the day.
Sophomore Chaewon Park turned in a strong performance with a 3-over 147 to tie for sixth. Park shot an opening round score of 72 to tie for second, but fell three spots in the standings after posting a 75 in the second round.
Freshman Shawnee Martinez is tied for 22nd (+8), while junior Rochelle Chan and freshman Kassidy Teare are tied for 53rd (+14).
Final round play concludes on Tuesday with the 49ers teeing off between 8:20-8:52 a.m. from the first tee. LBSU will be paired with Tulsa and UCI.