A home course advantage and the return of a defending champion to the site of last season’s title meant little for the Cal Poly women’s golf team on the first day of the Big West Championships on Sunday.
Going into today’s second round at the San Luis Obispo Country Club, the Mustangs do not have a golfer placed in the top 10, and defending champion Stephanie Yocum, who won the individual title on the same course last year, is 13 shots over par and tied for 30th.
UC Davis’ Alice Kim is the individual leader after shooting an even-par 72 on the 6,168-yard course and holds a two-stroke lead over teammate Amy Simanton.
The Aggies hold the team lead by eight strokes over UC Irvine with two rounds left to play.
Cal Poly’s leader is Alicia Weber, who’s tied for 13th place after shooting a 78. Teammate Maddy Fletcher is in 19th following her 79, while Julia Puscheck is tied for 25th with an 82.
The Mustangs are 26 shots off the pace and are sixth in the team standings. Long Beach State (307) is third, and UC Riverside and Cal State Northridge (317) are tied for fourth.
Cal State Fullerton (338) rounds out the field.
BASEBALLCal Poly 5, Cal State Northridge 3After being let down by the bullpen in the previous two games, the Mustangs (10-23, 3-6 Big West) got a satisfactory effort from junior lefty Frankie Reed, who came on the get the final five outs and secure the win for Eugene Wright.
In his second start at Cal Poly, Wright gave up all three runs while allowing 6 hits, walking two and striking out six in 7 1⁄3 innings.
The Mustangs were led offensively by Luke Yoder, who batted 4 for 5 with two runs and an RBI.
The victory snapped a four-game Cal Poly losing streak.