SHUTLER LEADS WOMEN'S GOLF DURING THE FIRST DAY OF THE FRESNO STATE LEXUS CLASSIC
FRESNO, Calif. — Led by freshman Julie Shutler, the Sacramento State women’s golf team is tied for seventh place at the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic following the first two rounds of action on Monday at the Copper River Country Club.
Shutler shot 79 in her opening round but bounced back with a team-best 71 in the afternoon to tie for 16th overall. The freshman opened her second 18 holes with four pars before dropping to 1-over with a bogey on the par-4 16th. From that point, she parred 17 and then birdied the par-4 18th, the par-4 1st and the par-3 second. Shutler continued her momentum with three-straight pars before bogeying the par-5 6th. She bounced right back with three consecutive bars and birdied the par-4 10th. Shutler closed out her round with a bogey on the par-5 11th and a par.
Sophomore Samantha Saffold ranks second on the team and is tied for 20th overall with a first-day total of 75-76-151. Saffold had an up-and-down first round which featured two birdies, 13 pars, one bogey and two double bogeys. Her afternoon round was more stable with 14 pars and four bogeys.
Freshman Justine Chen also saved her best round for later in the day. After shooting 79 in the opening round, Chen began the afternoon with three bogeys and five pars through the first eight holes. From that point, Chen then recorded four consecutive pars before back-to-back birdies dropped her to 1-over with four holes remaining. A bogey on the par-4 ninth and a double bogey on the par-4 10th derailed Chan for a moment before she parred the 11th and birdied the par-4 12th.
Junior Brooke Green led the Hornets in the opening round with a 75. Green, however, followed that effort with a round of 82 in the afternoon. In the morning, Green was steady with two birdies, 11 pars and five bogeys. Freshman Haley Holloway rounded out the lineup at 84-81-165.
San Francisco holds a 1-stroke lead in the team standings with one round to play on Tuesday. The Dons shot 297-293-590 and are just ahead of UC Irvine (297-294-591). UC Davis (594), Long Beach State (601) and San Diego State (601) complete the top five. The Hornets are currently tied for seventh with Santa Clara, Portland State and Fresno State.
Santa Clara’s Miki Ueoka posted the lowest individual total through 36 holes. Ueoka shot 68-69-137 and leads Long Beach State’s Kay Hoey and UC Davis’ Alice Kim by four strokes.
The tournament will conclude with 18 holes on Tuesday beginning at 8 a.m. Livestats are available through golfstat.com.
1. San Francisco 297-293-590
2. UC Irvine 297-294-591
3. UC Davis 296-298-594
T4. Long Beach State 298-303-601
T4. San Diego State 299-302-601
6. Nevada 304-305-609
T7. Sacramento State 308-303-611
T7. Santa Clara 303-308-611
T7. Portland State 298-313-611
T7. Fresno State 305-306-611
11. Hawaii 308-313-619
12. Gonzaga 311-317-628
13. Boise State 317-313-630
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Miki Ueoka, SC, 68-69-137
T2. Kay Hoey, LBSU, 69-72-141
T2. Alice Kim, UCD, 69-72-141
T4. Hillary Packard, UCI, 71-72-143
T4. Chelsea Stelzmiller, UCD, 71-72-143
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T16. Julie Shutler 79-71-150
T20. Samantha Saffold 75-76-151
T29. Justine Chen 79-75-154
T42. Brooke Green 75-82-157
62. Hayley Holloway 84-81-165