SEAL BEACH, Calf. — The Montana women’s golf team opened The Gold Rush with a 313 and was on pace to shoot a similar score in the second round before darkness won out at the Old Ranch Country Club.
Play was suspended with most teams just a hole or two from finishing. The second round will be completed on Tuesday morning before the start of the third round.
Kari Opatz led the Grizzlies in round one with a 3-over 75. She opened her round bogey-bogey, then played the final 16 holes at 1-over, with a pair of birdies and three bogeys. Hailey Hoagland shot a 78, and Baylee Barckley and Teigan Avery both carded 80s. Playing her first round of the spring season, Abby Pfeifer shot a 96.
Hoagland was on her way to the team’s low score in round two. She was 3-over with two holes left when play was halted. Barckley and Avery were both 5-over. Opatz, who started her second round with an eight at the par-5 14th, is 8-over with two holes to play. Montana is sitting 13th out of 14 teams, two strokes up on UC Riverside. San Jose State, 2-under for the day, is 11 strokes up on BYU, 17 on third-place Gonzaga.
San Jose State’s My Leander, at 7-under, is the individual leader and having her way with the course. Through 34 holes, she has eight birdies, one bogey and a three-shot lead over Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann.
— Missoulian Staff