SHUTLER MOVES INTO FOURTH DURING SECOND ROUND OF COWGIRL CLASSIC
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Senior Julie Shulter shot an even-par 72 to lead a short-handed Sacramento State women's golf team in the second round of the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic on Tuesday at Ocotillo Golf Resort.
Shutler moved into fourth place and stands at 2-over par heading into Wednesday's final round. On Tuesday, the Manteca, Calif., native opened with four straight pars and was even through nine holes with two birdies and two bogeys. She bogeyed the par-4 10th but earned that stroke back with a birdie on the par-4 13th. Shutler closed out her round with five consecutive pars.
Shutler's 74-72-146 places her 10 strokes off the pace of Colorado State's Brianna Espinoza. Iowa's Kristi Cardwell is in second place at 138 while Wichita State's Daniela Rugeles has shot 142 for third.
The Hornets dropped into a tie for eighth place in the team standings after shooting 310 in the second round. Sacramento State was left with just four golfers in its lineup after Sagee Palavivatana was forced to withdraw due to illness. Palavivatana, who led the team in the first round with a 71, can return to competition on Wednesday if healthy.
Freshman Samantha Stockton shot 74 to rank second among Hornets in the second round and is tied for 22nd. Stockton's round consisted of three birdies, 10 pars and five bogeys.
Fellow freshman Lexie Hall added a round of 80 to move into a tie for 47th place. Hall shot 40 on each side of the course and finished the day with 12 pars, four bogeys and a pair of double bogeys.
Kercia Brakel contributed an 84 to complete the lineup. Brakel shot 40 on the front nine and 44 on the back.
Colorado State maintained its first day lead with its second round of 292. The Rams (584) lead Iowa (590) by six strokes. Portland State moved into third place behind a second-round 294. The Vikings lead the eight Big Sky Conference teams in the field with a two-round total of 597.
WYOMING COWGIRL CLASSIC
Goodyear, Ariz. • Ocotillo Golf Resort
Par 72 • 6,184 Yards
1. Colorado State 292-292-584
2. Iowa 289-301-590
3. Portland State 303-294-597
4. Wichita State 304-296-600
5. UTEP 301-300-601
6. Xavier 298-304-602
7. Northern Arizona 309-294-603
T8. SACRAMENTO STATE 294-310-604
T8. Nevada 295-309-604
10. Southern Utah 300-307-607
11. New Mexico State 305-307-612
12. Boise State 305-307-612
T13. Santa Clara 311-302-613
T13. Seattle 298-315-613
T13. Weber State 313-300-613
17. Northern Colorado 306-309-615
18. Montana 310-306-616
19. Montana State 312-313-625
20. UC Riverside 317-314-631
21. South Dakota State 317-318-635
22. Eastern Washington 320-317-637
23. Utah Valley 326-312-638
24. Creighton 343-322-665
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Brianna Espinoza, CSU, 68-68-136
2. Kristi Cardwell, IOWA, 68-70-138
3. Daniela Rugeles, WSU, 69-73-142
4. Julie Shutler, SAC, 74-72-146
T5. Chrisitne Cash, XAV, 70-77-147
T5. Tara Green, UM, 74-73-147
T5. Ashli Helstrom, UM, 74-73-147
T5. Kaitlen Parsons, NAU, 77-70-147
T5. Nikki Prichard, NEV, 72-75-147
T5. Britney Yada, PSU, 77-70-147
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
4. Julie Shutler 74-72-146
T22. Samantha Stockton 76-74-150
T47. Lexie Hall 73-80-153
T96. Kercia Brakel 76-84-160
127. Sagee Palavivatana 71-WD