Rancho Mirage, Calif.--The San José State women's golf team improved its team score and moved into fourth place in the team standings after two rounds of the 2016 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the Mission Hills Country Club.
The Spartans shot a 302 in the second round and passed New Mexico to move into fourth place with a 607 two-round total. San José State is four shots ahead of the Lobos and seven shots behind third-place San Diego State. UNLV leads the tournament at 589, followed by Fresno State at 598.
My Leander moved into a tie for fifth after shooting a three-over 75 for a two-round total of 148. She made 15 pars and three bogeys during her round. Leander leads the tournament in pars made with 30.
Regan De Guzman moved into the top-15 after shooting a team-best two-over 74 in the second round. She finished the day tied for 12th at 151. De Guzman was one-under par for the front nine, making a birdie on the par-four #3 and made eight pars. She was three-over par over the last nine holes.
Abegail Arevalo shot a 77 in round two and is tied for 24th at 154. Her only birdie of the day came on the par-four #7.
Elizabeth Schultz and Alexandra Cooper are tied for 31st at 157. Schultz shot a 76 for the round and was even-par over the last nine holes. She made seven consecutive pars before a birdie on #17 and a bogey on #18. Cooper shot a 79 Tuesday and made a team-high three birdies during her round.
"Overall, we were a bit better today," said Spartan head coach John Dormann. "We are playing the hard holes well, now we need to do better on the easier holes. We are making big mistakes on the easiest holes.
"We are diving the ball well. Now it is a matter of capitalizing on our birdie opportunities. On this course, you know you are going to make a bogey or two. We need to make birdies when given the chance."
Round three begins Wednesday at 7 a.m. The Spartans begin the day at 7:45 a.m. with New Mexico and Colorado State.
2016 MW Women's Golf Championship
Dinah Shore Tournament Course, Mission Hills Country Club
Par 72, 6,291 yards
Team Standings (after 2 rounds)
|2. Fresno State||297-301-598|
|3. San Diego State||296-304-600|
|4. San José State||305-302-607|
|5. New Mexico||299-312-611|
|6. Colorado State||309-305-614|
|8. Boise State||312-313-625|
|1. Alexandra Kaui, UNLV||72-71-143|
|2. Katrina Prendergast, Colorado State||71-73-144|
|3. Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir, Fresno State||71-76-147|
|3. Georgia Lacey, San Diego State||71-76-147|
San José State Results
|5. My Leander||73-75-148|
|12. Regan De Guzman||77-74-151|
|24. Abegail Arevalo||77-77-154|
|31. Elizabeth Schultz||81-76-157|
|31. Alexandra Cooper||78-79-157|
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