Oct. 12, 2013
Palm Desert, Calif. - Led by Taylor Allison's 149 36-hole score the Western Carolina women's golf team leads heading into the final round of the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate at par-72 6,112-yard The Classic Club/Troon Golf Course.
The Catamounts opened play with a first-round score of 300 and followed with 301 over the final 18-holes for a 601 on the day. WCU leads the two-day 54-hole event by three strokes with the final 18-holes scheduled for the 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
CSU Fullerton, 303-301--604, and San Francisco, 300-304--604, are tied for second, with Rollins in fourth after rounds of 303 and 307 for a 610 36-hole score. UC Riverside and Hawaii complete the top-five after scores of 308-303-611 and 314-297--611 respectively. Hawaii's 297 in the second round was the lowest team score during the first two rounds.
Allison's 149 is five strokes over par as she sits tied for tenth after 36-holes. The sophomore carded a four-over 76 after the first 18-holes, but rebounded on the second 18-holes with a one-over 73.
Cal Poly's Taylor Yoshitake, 73-70--143, and CSU-Northridge's Clariss Guce, 69-74--143, share the top spot on the leaderboard heading into the last day.
Sophomore Kim Mitchell follows Allison by a stroke after shooting a 150. She opened play with a par 72, before shooting a the final 18-holes of the day to finish tied for 12th. Sophomore Kristin Swindell sits in a tie for 18th after rounds of 77 and 75 for a 152, while classmate Mariah Hopkins entered the clubhouse tied for 22nd at the end of the day after rounds of 78 and 75 for 153. Freshman Olivia Landino signed her scorecard after in a tie for 38th with a 156 after rounds of 75 and 80.
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