SAFFOLD AND SHUTLER TIED FOR TEAM LEAD AT WYOMING COWGIRL CLASSIC
CHANDLER, Ariz. — The Sacramento State women's golf team headed to the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic looking to see how the team measures up against the rest of the Big Sky Conference. After the first 36 holes of the event at the Ocotillo Golf Resort, the Hornets are right in the middle of the pack.
Sacramento State shot 309-320-629 on Monday and is in 15th place heading into the final round. Big Sky rival Portland State has a 17-stroke lead ahead of New Mexico State to lead the way. The Vikings shot 294-287-581. Among the nine Big Sky teams, the Hornets are fifth.
Individually, Samantha Saffold and Julie Shutler are tied for 19th. Saffold led the team in the morning round with a 1-over 73 and then posted a 78 in the second round. Shutler opened with a 77 but paced the team in the afternoon with a 74.
During the opening round, Saffold had a birdie on the par-5 11th, parred 16 holes and had a pair of bogey to reach her total. Shutler's low round consisted of three birdies, 12 pars, two bogeys and a tripe bogey.
Ellese Dias is tied for 50th and had the third-best score on the team in both rounds, shooting 78-80-155. THe team also counted rounds of 81 and 88 from Kirsten Watson who is tied for 104th.
Portland State's Britney Yada is the individual leader through 36 holes. Yada shot 71-70-141 and stands at 3-under. New Mexico State's Suteera Chanachai and Portland State's Kalyn Dodge sit two strokes back in a tie for second.
1. Portland State 294-287-581
2. New Mexico State 310-288-598
3. UTEP 304-298-602
4. Northern Arizona 307-299-606
5. BYU 308-301-609
6. UC Riverside 312-301-613
T7. Wyoming 307-309-616
T7. Boise State 310-306-616
9. Seattle 317-305-622
10. Montana 315-308-623
11. Northern Colorado 308-316-624
12. Louisiana Monroe 314-311-625
T13. Xavier 316-310-626
T13. Cal Poly 315-311-626
15. SACRAMENTO STATE 309-320-629
16. Southern Utah 315-324-639
17. Weber State 324-320-644
18. Montana State 323-322-645
19. South Dakota State 338-312-650
20. Eastern Washington 333-322-655
21. Santa Clara 328-328-656
22. Utah Valley 326-335-661
23. Idaho State 346-326-672
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Britney Yada, PSU, 71-70-141
T2. Suteera Chanachai, NMSU, 76-67-143
T2. Kalyn Dodge, PSU, 74-69-143
T4. Carleigh Silvers, NC, 73-71-144
T5. Taylor Yoshitake, CP, 73-71-144
SACRAMENTO STATE TOP SCORES
T19. Samantha Saffold 73-78-151
T19. Julie Shutler 77-74-151
T50. Ellese Dias 78-80-158
104. Kristen Watson 81-88-169
T108. Kercia Brakel 82-89-171