WOMEN'S GOLF POSTS SECOND BEST TEAM SCORE IN SECOND ROUND OF BIG SKY CHAMPIONSHIP
PHOENIX, Ariz. — The Sacramento State women’s golf team had the second biggest turnaround on day two of the Big Sky Conference Championship but still remain in sixth place after the team shot 307 on Tuesday. The Hornets improved their first-round score by 14 shots on the Foothills Golf Club layout but only managed to keep pace with the rest of the field.
Portland State took the 36-hole lead after firing a second round 297 and holds a six shot advantage over Northern Arizona (302-307-609) heading into tomorrow’s final round. First-round leader Eastern Washington (300-310-610) fell to third place, seven shots off the pace. Sacramento State (321-307-628) is 11 shots out of fourth-place, which is currently held by both Montana (310-307-61) and Northern Colorado (308-309-617). Montana State (326-314-640), Weber State (327-320-647) and Idaho State (336-321-657), who finished 15 strokes better than yesterday, round out the scoring.
Sophomore Brooke Green led the Hornets with a 1-over 73 and is tied for eighth place at 9-over 153. She birdied the 135-yard, par 3 fourth hole leading to an even par front nine. After bogeying holes 13 and 15 on the back nine, Green birdied the par-3 16th to get her back to 1-over for the round. Senior Heather LeMaster came back from her opening-round 85 to shoot a 2-over 74, the biggest turnaround for an individual in the second round. LeMaster struggled on the front nine, posting a double-bogey, four bogeys and two birdies, but shot a 2-under 34 on the back nine. She birdied holes 11, 12, 14 and 17 to go along with bogeys at 13 and 18. Her two-round total of 159 puts her in a tie for 24th place.
The Hornets were also received a 78 from freshman Samantha Saffold and identical rounds of 82 from Erica Yoshino and Kim Coppin.
Ali Carter of Northern Arizona holds the 36-hole individual lead after shooting an even-par 72, giving her a two day total of 146. Portland State’s Hannah Bews (73-75-148) is two strokes back while first-round leader Kellie Holmstedt of Eastern Washington is three shots off the lead (71-78-149).
The final round of the championship will tee off at 6:52 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
1. Portland State 306-297-603
2. Northern Arizona 302-307-609
3. Eastern Washington 300-310-610
T4. Montana 310-307-617
T4. Northern Colorado 308-309-617
6. SACRAMENTO STATE 321-307-628
7. Montana State 326-314-640
8. Weber State 327-320-647
9. Idaho State 336-321-657
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Ali Carter, NAU, 74-72-146
2. Hannah Bews, PSU, 73-75-148
3. Kellie Holmstedt, EWU, 71-78-149
4. Alexia Brown, PSU, 75-75-150
T5. Sophia Choi, NAU, 74-77-151
T5. Anna Maria Jaramillo, UM, 76-75-151
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T8. Brooke Green 80-73-153
T8. Samantha Saffold 75-78-153
T24. Heather LeMaster 85-74-159
T36. Erica Yoshino 83-82-165
T36. Kim Coppin 83-82-165