Simone Hoey’s first two rounds of the spring golf season have her at the top of the individual leaderboard at the Gold Rush in Yorba Linda, Calif.
Hoey shot a combined 3-over-par 147 and leads Portland State’s Alexia Brown by one shot. Hoey’s teammate, junior Monica Villarreal, is just three shots behind at 6-over 150 in a tie for third place with Taylor Yoshitake of Cal Poly.
The duo’s effort also has Long Beach State in second place on the 12-team standings, just three shots behind No. 46-ranked San Diego State. The 49ers will head into Tuesday’s final round at 42-over 618.
Hoey, who started the second round in a tie for the lead, recorded four of her seven birdies in the opening round. Meanwhile, Villarreal jumped eight spots in the second round, where she drained three of her four birdies on the day.
Noelle Zavaleta (+13), Lindsey McAtee (+20) and Reina Rogers (+21) round out the individual scores for the ‘Niners, who are the hosts of the event.
Battle at the Beach
The Long Beach State men’s golf team will head into tomorrow’s final round in 12th place out of 13 teams in the second annual Battle at the Beach in Newport Coast, Calif.
The 49ers, who have a 47-over-par 747 total through the first two rounds, are 11 shots ahead of last-place Colorado. No. 25 San Diego leads the field at 1-over 701, two shots ahead of No. 27 Washington.
San Diego’s Kenneth McCready leads all golfers at 8-under 132, and is three shots ahead of UCLA’s Connor Driscoll.
Junior Austin Love led the ‘Niners with a consecutive 4-over 74 score on Monday, and is at 8-over for the tournament and in a tie for 49th place.
Teammate Raymond Ho drastically dropped in Round 2, shooting 13-over and falling from 27th to 70th on the individual leaderboard. His day was plagued by eight bogeys and two double bogeys.
The sophomore carded a 1-over 71 in the opening round.
Benjamin Lein (+9), Kevin Lim (+11), Kevin Roy (+12) and Philip Chian (+13) round out LBSU’s individual two-round scores.
Washington’s Trevor Simsby provided the shot of the day with a hole-in-one on the par-3, 170-yard No. 6 hole.