VIDEN LEADS WOMEN'S GOLF IN OPENING DAY OF BRUIN WAVE INVITATIONAL

VIDEN LEADS WOMEN'S GOLF IN OPENING DAY OF BRUIN WAVE INVITATIONAL

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Freshman Corinne Viden led the Sacramento State women's golf team with a 76 in the first round and a 75 in the second round of the Bruin Wave Invitational on Monday. The tournament will conclude on Tuesday at the San Luis Obispo Country Club.

Sacramento State is in seventh place in the 16-team field which includes seven teams ranked among the top 50. The Hornets shot 311-315 and are 50-over par. USC, which is ranked 10th nationally, sits atop the leaderboard at 22-over. Top-ranked UCLA is second with San Diego State, fourth-ranked Stanford and 18th-ranked Washington completing the top five. Sacramento State leads three top-50 teams, including a 10-shot edge of Cal.

Viden rebounded from a rough start which had her at 3-over through her first two holes. The freshman double-bogeyed the 18th and bogeyed the first to start her day but followed with five consecutive pars. Back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 7 and 8 moved her to 5-over. From there, she had nine pars and a birdie on the par-4 12th over her final 10 holes of the opening round.

Sofie Babic and Astha Madan each shot 78 to tie for the second best score on the team in the morning. Babic was 4-over through her first seven holes. A birdie on the par-4 sixth highlighted her morning but she added three bogeys and seven pars on her last 10 holes. Madan had a birdie, five bogeys and a double bogey in the first round.

Nishtha Madan and Julia Becker carded opening rounds of 79. Madan had two birdies, seven bogeys and a double bogey. Becker finished with two birdies, six bogeys and a triple bogey.

In the second round, Viden once again led the team. She had three birdies and two bogies on her first seven holes and remained at 1-under at the midway point of her round. Her final nine holes consisted of five pars and four bogeys to take her to 3-over. She is tied for seventh overall and is 11 strokes off the pace of UCLA's Lilia Vu for the individual lead.

Astha Madan and Julia Becker each shot 79 during the afternoon. Madan matched Viden with three birdies but also had six bogeys and two double bogeys. Becker had three bogeys and two double bogeys in her second round. Madan is tied for 30th and Becker is tied for 39th heading into the final round.

Nishtha Madan recorded a round of 82 to complete the team total. Madan had eight bogeys and a double bogey and is now tied for 52nd. Sofie Babic is tied for 72nd after an 88 in the second round. She had one birdie, 10 bogeys, a triple bogey and quadruple bogey.

The Hornets will be paired with Stanford and Washington in the final round on Tuesday. The first group tees off at 8:35 a.m.

BRUIN WAVE INVITATIONAL
San Luis Obispo, Calif. | San Luis Obispo CC
Par 72 | 6,323 Yards

TEAM STANDINGS
1. USC 300-298-598
2. UCLA 306-297-603
3. San Diego State 302-308-610
4. Stanford 303-309-612
5. Washington 308-306-614
6. Colorado 304-315-619
7. SACRAMENTO STATE 311-315-626
8. Pepperdine 311-316-627
T9. Cal Poly 310-321-631
T9. San Jose State 315-316-631
11. Hawaii 314-319-633
12. California 307-329-636
13. San Francisco 318-321-639
14. Fresno State 317-325-642
15. New Mexico State 323-321-644
16. Cal State Northridge 324-329-653

INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Lilia Vu, UCLA 69-71-140
2. Albane Valenzuela, STAN, 72-73-145
T3. Jennifer Chang, USC, 76-71-147
T3. Mariel Galdiano, UCLA, 77-70-147
5. Sara Khellker, SDSU, 76-73-149

SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T7. Corinne Viden 76-75-151
T30. Astha Madan 78-79-157
T39. Julia Becker 79-79-158
T52. Nishtha Madan 79-82-161
T72. Sofie Babic 78-88-166