Reno, Nev.The San Jose State women’s golf team maintained its lead on the second day of the Club Glove Western Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championships. The Spartans finished with a one-over 289 in the second round to take a 17-shot lead into the final round on Wednesday at the Wolf Run Golf Club.
The Spartans are still the only team under-par, shooting a two-under 574 for the two days. The team missed the best 36-hole score of the tournament by one shot as Tulsa shot 573 at the 2002 championships.
Katrina Delen-Briones continues to the lead the tournament at three-under par after shooting a two-over par 74. She had three birdies on her round - #8, #9 and #17. Delen-Briones has a two-shot lead over Louisa Lies of Fresno State who is at 143.
Two other Spartans are in the top-five of the tournament. Erica Moston shot a one-over 73 Tuesday after to sit alone in third place at even par 144. Moston started the round strong, making birdies on #2, #5 and #8 to be three-under at the turn. However, a bogey on #10 and double bogeys on #11 and #15 put Moston at two-over before she birdied the 16th hole and made par on the final two holes.
Cristina Corpus shot a one-under 71, her seventh under par round of the year, and now is tied for fourth place at 145. She started her round with bogeys on the first and eighth holes, but birdied the ninth to end the front nine at one-over. Corpus birdied three of the first four holes on the back nine, but bogeyed hole 12. She then had a bogey on #17 before making a birdie on the final hole to finish at 71.
Madeleine Ziegert finished with a 76 on Tuesday. But she finished the round with birdies on holes 17 and 18. Ziegert is tied for eighth overall at 149.
Shraddhanjali Singh made the biggest swing in scores between the first and second rounds. After a 79 on Monday, Singh shot a one-under 71 in the second round. After starting with three pars, she made birdies on four and six before a bogey on seven had her one-under at the turn. Singh made a birdie on the 14th to go to two-under, but a bogey on the next hole left her at one-under for her round and tied for 12th in the tournament.
“We showed our depth today,” said Spartan head coach John Dormann. “Four of our five players have shot under par this tournament. This is not a one-person team, and it takes five good players to do what we have accomplished all year long.”
Tee times begin at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday for the final round. San Jose State begins play at 8:42 a.m., with Singh teeing off first for the team. Live stats are available on www.golfstat.com and www.sjsuspartans.com.
Wolf Run Golf Club
Par 72, 6,133 yards
1. San Jose State 574
2. Fresno State 591
3. Idaho 598
4. Nevada 604
5. New Mexico State 610
6. Boise State 613
7. Hawaii 627
1. Katrina Delen-Briones, San Jose State 67-74-141
2. Louisa Lies, Fresno State 70-73-143
3. Erica Moston, San Jose State 71-73-144
4. Cristina Corpus, San Jose State 74-71-145
Melanie De Leon, Nevada 72-73-145
Other San Jose State Results
8. Madeleine Ziegert 73-76-149
12. Shraddhanjali Singh 79-71-150
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