Santa Clara Women’s Golfers Playing Well at Almaden

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Santa Clara University women's golf team turned in solid rounds of 305 and 311 in the first day of the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational at Almaden Golf and Country Club.

In a 12-team tournament field consisting of five schools ranked in the top 31 nationally, Santa Clara out played No. 30 Washington, host San Jose State and WCC rival San Francisco. The Broncos will enter final round play Tuesday eight strokes outside of fourth place.

Senior Miki Ueoka shot rounds of 76 and 75 and is currently in eighth on the individual leaderboard. Classmate Lauren Oh fired an opening round 75 and is tied for 19th.

Santa Clara's new women's golf head coach Krystal Kelly was hoping to have the Broncos post team scores of 314 or better in all three rounds and SCU has accomplished that goal through its two rounds Monday.

"Today was interesting, we had a fog delay in the morning," said Kelly. "We had our practice round on Saturday, then had brief practice yesterday. Those proved to be really benificial for us, preparing for the round and the delay today. The girls handled things really well. Lauren (Oh) was really focusing on the process out there. I was really happy to see that."

The Broncos' strong play has the team paired with No. 22 UC Davis and UC Irvine tomorrow.

"Tomorrow will be a big challenge," added Kelly. "To play against teams that we know we should be competing with will be good for us."

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1 California 297 291 588 +12
T2 Oregon 302 302 604 +28
T2 Colorado 298 306 604 +28
4 UC Davis 302 306 608 +32
5 Santa Clara Univ. 305 311 616 +40
6 UC Irvine 313 305 618 +42
7 Washington 312 308 620 +44
8 San Jose State Univ 310 311 621 +45
9 San Francisco, U. of 312 310 622 +46
10 Colorado State Univ. 323 308 631 +55
11 Fresno State 325 315 640 +64
12 Hawaii, Univ. of 320 323 643 +67

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
1 Emily Childs California 72 71 143 -1
2 Joanne Lee California 72 72 144 E
3 Alice Kim UC Davis 73 72 145 +1
4 Kendra Little Oregon 74 72 146 +2
5 Anya Alvarez Washington 73 76 149 +5
T6 Daniela Holmqvist California 76 74 150 +6
T6 Jessica Wallace Colorado 71 79 150 +6
T8 Jennifer Coleman Colorado 72 79 151 +7
T8 Miki Ueoka Santa Clara Univ. 76 75 151 +7
T8 Lalita Patipaksiri UC Irvine 79 72 151 +7

SANTA CLARA RESULTS
5 Santa Clara Univ. +40 305 311 616
T8 Miki Ueoka +7 76 75 151
T19 Lauren Oh +10 75 79 154
T34 Tamara Surtees +13 73 84 157
T44 Taylor Camany +15 83 76 159
T55 Brooke Stephens +18 81 81 162
64 Kelsy O'Brien +30 85 89 174