VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Sacramento State women's golf team jumped three spots and took over the lead during the second round of The Princess Anne Invitational on Saturday. The Hornets shot 287 as a team and now own a two-stroke lead heading into the final round on Sunday.
Junior Sofie Babic led Sacramento State with a 1-under par round of 69. Babic is now tied for fourth place at 71-69-140. On Saturday, She parred her first nine holes before a double bogey on the par-5 10th. From there, Babic birdied three consecutive holes to drop to 1-under and added a birdie on the par-4 16th to fall to 2-under. After a par on 17, she bogeyed the par-5 18th to end her round.
Nishtha Madan ranked second on the team during the round and is tied for 12th at 72-71-143. Madan parred her first seven holes and remained even at the turn with a birdie on the par-5 eighth and a bogey on the par-3 ninth. She parred eight of the nine holes on the back side of the course with her only blemish being a bogey on the par-4 13th.
Corinne Viden and Julia Becker are tied for 24th overall with a two-round total of 146. Viden has back-to-back rounds of 73 while Becker has shot 70-76. On Saturday, Viden was 2-over on her first nine holes with a birdie on the par-4 third and three bogeys. She moved to 5-over after bogeys on the par-3 11th and par-4 12th but bounced back with five pars and a birdie on the par-3 15th. Becker had a pair of birdies (Nos. 6 and 15), four bogeys and two double bogeys in her round.
Katie Dunaway contributed towards the team total with a 4-over par round of 74. The senior was 3-over through her first two holes before birdies on the par-4 third and fourth. She parred her next six holes before a stretch of three bogeys over four holes took her to 4-over.
Sacramento State will start the third round at 6:24 a.m. PT on Sunday. The team will be paired with Campbell and UCF.
THE PRINCESS ANNE INVITATIONAL
Virginia Beach, Va. // Princess Anne Country Club
Par 70 // 5,824 Yards
1. SACRAMENTO STATE 286-287-573
T2. Campbell 284-291-575
T2. UCF 284-291-575
4. Xavier 292-285-577
5. Marshall 285-295-580
6. Maryland 285-295-580
7. Old Dominion 292-289-584
8. Chattanooga 295-289-584
9. South Florida 297-292-589
10. Princeton 298-294-592
11. Delaware 304-293-597
12. Cincinnati 300-300-600
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Virunpat Olankitkunchai, Mayland, 65-71-136
2. Elizabeth Moon, UCF, 67-71-138
3. Monica San Juan, Chattanooga, 72-67-139
T4. Sofie Babic, Sacramento State, 71-69-140
T4. Shelby Brauckuller, Marshall, 71-69-140
T4. Maya Walton, Princeton, 73-67-140
T4. Maddy McDanel, Chattanooga, 68-72-140
T4. Emily Hawkins, Campbell, 69-71-140
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T4. Sofie Babic 71-69-140
T12. Nishtha Madan 72-71-143
T24. Julia Becker 70-76-146
T37. Katie Dunaway 75-74-149
T69. Amelia Hicks 86-85-171
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