Bronco Women Excel In Opening Day of the SCU Colby Invitational

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Santa Clara University women's golf team is in great shape after the opening day of its own 2012 SCU Colby Invitational at Silver Creek Valley Country Club in nearby South San Jose. The Broncos are just six shots off the lead as a team and senior Balbina Guajardo's first-round 72 has her in position to challenge for the title when play resumes Tuesday.

Not only did Guajardo - one of SCU's most experienced and accomplished players - finish among the top 10 Monday, but sophomore Casey Briggs shot a career-best 75 and is tied for ninth. Santa Clara's overall score of 307 was the team's second-lowest total of the 2012-13 season.

UC Riverside posted a collective 301 behind Amelia Ek's even-par 72 and leads the event going into final round play, which begins Tuesday morning at 8 a.m.

TEAM STANDINGS

1 UC - Riverside 301 +13
2 Ball State Univ. 303 +15
3 Santa Clara Univ. 307 +19
4 Cal Poly 313 +25
5 CSU-Northridge 318 +30
6 IUPUI 319 +31
7 Montana State Univ. 320 +32
8 Seattle University 321 +33
9 CSU-Bakersfield 323 +35
10 Northern Colorado 326 +38
11 Sacramento State 329 +41

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
1 Clariss Guce CSUN 34- 36 70
2 Amelia Ek UC-Rvrside 34- 38 72
Balbina Guajardo SantaClara 34- 38 72
Savannah Vilaubi UC-Rvrside 35- 37 72
Jenna Hague Ball State 35- 37 72
6 Jordanne Barr CSUB 36- 37 73
7 Lisa Persson Sac State 35- 39 74
Kirsten Locke Cal Poly 36- 38 74
9 Meghan Perry Ball State 36- 39 75
*Christy Fogerty UC-Rvrside 36- 39 75
*Casey Briggs SantaClara 37- 38 75

SANTA CLARA RESULTS
3 Santa Clara Univ. 307
T 2 Balbina Guajardo 34- 38 72
T 9 *Casey Briggs 37- 38 75
T 12 Meghan Shain 38- 38 76
T 20 Sadie Strain 37- 42 79
T 27 Kaci McCartan 39- 41 80
T 45 Taylor Camany 41- 42 83
T 27 *Brooke Stephens 40- 40 80
T 27 *Morgan McClure SantaClara 38- 42 80
T 40 *Monique Riley SantaClara 38- 44 82
T 63 *Ashley Noda SantaClara 42- 46 88

SCU Colby Invitational
Dates (Site): Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 22-23, 2012 (San Jose, Calif.)
Host: Santa Clara University
Tournament Field (11 teams): Santa Clara, Cal Poly, Northern Colorado, Sacramento State, CSU Northridge, UC Riverside, Seattle, Montana State, CSU Bakersfield, IUPIU, Ball State, Santa Clara (5 IND), Sacramento State (4 IND), Cal Poly (1 IND), CSU Bakersfield (1 IND)
Details: 36-hole event. Both days will begin with 8 a.m. local tee times. The field will play one round of 18 holes on Monday and one final round of 18 holes on Tuesday
Course: Silver Creek Country Club
Yardage/Par: 6,146 yards/Par 72
Website: www.SCVCC.com
Course Number/Address: (408) 239-5888
5460 Country Club Pkwy, San Jose 95138
Results: GolfStat.com (following each round)