Gioia Carpinelli leads Aztecs at three over par
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February 24, 2020 (San Luis Obispo) - The San Diego State women’s golf team is in eighth place after two rounds of the Bruin Wave Invitational, which began Monday at the par-72, 6,103-yard San Luis Obispo Country Club.
The Aztecs opened with a 23-over-par 311 in the morning, before shaving off seven strokes with a 16-over 304 in the afternoon for a 36-hole total of 39-over 615. SDSU trails Cal Poly for seventh by just two strokes (+37), and has a four-shot cushion over San Francisco (+43) in ninth and co-host Pepperdine (+44) in 10th.
Second-ranked USC leads the 12-team field at 6-over 582, while Northwestern (+9), No. 14 UCLA (+12), No. 16 Oregon (+16) and Washington (+22) round out the top five.
Gioia Carpinelli (Boppelsen, Switzerland) led the way for San Diego State on Monday after firing an even-par-72 in the second round following her 3-over 75 in the morning, and is tied for eighth at 3-over 147. Carpinelli was one of just 10 golfers to shoot even-par or better in the second round, recording five birdies in all with three bogeys and a double bogey. She got to 3-under twice in the second round, including late with a birdie on the par-3 third hole (SDSU started on hole No. 10), but played her final four holes at 3-over to drop back to even par. In the opening round, Carpinelli had three birdies, two bogeys and two double bogeys for her 3-over 75.
Fernanda Escauriza (Asunción, Paraguay), meanwhile, sits in a tie for 24th at 8-over 152 thanks to a 78 and a 74 on Monday. In the second round, Escauriza had two birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey. In the first round, Escauriza rallied from bogey-double bogey-bogey start to go only 2-over the rest of the 15 holes for her 6-over 78.
Sara Kjellker (Hollviken, Sweden) and Benice Ilas (Ayala Alabang, Philippines) each carded back-to-back 79s and are tied in 46th at 14-over 158, while April Ranches (San Diego) sits three shots back in a tie for 53rd at 17-over 161.
Northwestern’s Kelly Sim has a six-shot lead at 8-under 136 after setting a tournament record with a 67 in the morning and following it up with a 69 in the second round. UCLA’s Emma Smits and USC’s Alyaa Abdulghany are tied for second at 2-under 142.
San Diego State will tee off from hole No. 10 at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday in the final round along with Cal Poly and San Francisco.
The Bruin Wave Invitational
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Day One Results
San Luis Obispo Country Club
Par 72, 6,103 yards
Team Standings (Top 5 of 12 teams + SDSU)
1. No. 2 USC…300-282—582 (+6)
2. Northwestern…292-293—585 (+9)
3. No. 14 UCLA…296-292—588 (+12)
4. No. 16 Oregon…297-295—592 (+16)
5. Washington…296-302—598 (+22)
8. San Diego State…311-304—615 (+39)
Individual Leaders (Top 5 of 63 players + SDSU)
1. Kelly Sim (Northwestern)…67-69—136 (-8)
T2. Emma Spitz (UCLA)…71-71—142 (-2)
T2. Alyaa Abdulghany (USC)…71-71—142 (-2)
4. Amelia Garvey (USC)…75-69—144 (E)
T5. Emilie Paltrinieri (UCLA)…73-72—145 (+1)
T5. Annabel Wilson (UCLA)…74-71—145 (+1)
T8. Gioia Carpinelli (SDSU)…75-72—147 (+3)
T24. Fernanda Escauriza (SDSU)…78-74—152 (+8)
T46. Bernice Ilas (SDSU)…79-79—158 (+14)
T46. Sara Kjellker (SDSU)…79-79—158 (+14)
T53. April Ranches (SDSU)…79-82—161 (+17)