Cal State San Marcos 579, Menlo 702
Date of competition: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
In the first women's golf tournament of the new semester, Menlo College Women's Golf had to battle the elements during the second annual Mikuni Sushi Shootout, hosted by Holy Names University. Competing at the Catta Verdera Country Club, the venue normally has a picturesque view. Not so much this time, with temperatures in the 30s and low-40s for most of competition. That didn't stop the Oaks from picking up a program record during day two of the tournament, and finishing up with improved scores in their first event of the spring.
Lowest Individual Round
Julika Grosspietsch fired a 75 in the second round, a personal best and two strokes better than the 77 she shoot in the fall semester. She shot an 81 in the first round. Grosspietsch finished 18th overall with a two-round total of 156, a program record. "Everything went well," Grosspietsch said. "I felt confident and I did not make big mistakes."
Stepping Up Day One
Taylor Robinson was second for the Oaks after the first round, where she shot an 89. She wound up with a 183 over two rounds to place third on the team in overall score. "I felt really consistent off the tee and my chipping was spot on," Robinson said. "My driver was very consistent." Her round was two strokes off of her personal best.
Round Out the Field
Addison Hemming was solid again for Menlo, finishing as the second leading scorer with a 179 (91-88). Alexandra Lundqvist began her spring semester with a 188 (96-92) while Heli Cha matched her with a 188 (92-96).
CSU San Marcos won the tournament and they also had the best golfer in the field in Breann Horn, who won with a 144 (76-68). Her 68 was matched by teammate Claire Hogle, who finished second overall with a 145. She was tied with Iveta Poslendi of the Academy of Art and Ali Kim of Point Loma while Savannah Magallon of San Marcos rounded out the top-five. Menlo was the only GSAC school competing in the tournament.
Menlo's next tournament is the Desert Intercollegiate Invitational in Indio on March 24-25. Important to note that the GSAC Championships will also be in Lincoln as Menlo got a preview of what to expect in April.
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