Balbina Guajardo and Brooke Stephens Among the Leaders in Arroyo Grande

Balbina Guajardo (Photo Courtesy of WCC)
Balbina Guajardo (Photo Courtesy of WCC)

ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. - Fresh off a top 5 finish last week in San Jose, the defending champion of Cal Poly's Women's Invitational, Balbina Guajardo (Monterrey, Mexico) is just two shots off the tournament lead following Round One play at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande, Calif.

Junior teammate Brooke Stephens (Durham, Calif.) was also outstanding on Monday, posting a 3-over par 75 to place 10th heading into Tuesday's final round.

Not only did Guajardo win the Cal Poly Invitational last year, the Broncos took the team title in 2011. A collective 314 on Monday puts SCU in seventh place among a 16-team field.

The event Monday and Tuesday of next week wraps up the Broncos 2012 fall schedule. Following the winter break, Santa Clara will tee it up in tournament play February, 11-12 at Yorba Linda Country Club in Southern California.


2012 Cal Poly Women's Invitational
Dates (Site): Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29-30, 2012 (Arroyo Grande, Calif.)
Host: Cal Poly
Tournament Field (16 teams): UC Riverside, Cal State San Marcos, Northern Arizona, Santa Clara, Weber State, Cal State Northridge, Point Loma Nazarene, Cal State Monterey Bay, Southern Utah, Idaho State, Sonoma State, Seattle, Dixie State, CSU Bakersfield, Utah Valley, Gonzaga
Details: 36 holes: Each team will field a team of five players, with some teams also fielding non-scoring individuals. Sunday, Oct. 28 -- Check-in (11 a.m.) and practice round (12:30 p.m. shotgun start) … Monday, Oct. 29 -- Round 1, 9 a.m. from first and 10th tees … Tuesday, Oct. 30 -- Round 2, 9 a.m. shotgun start … Luncheon and awards to follow.
Course: Cypress Ridge Golf Course, Arroyo Grande, CA
Yardage/Par: 6,215/73
Course Number/Address: (888) 781-GOLF
780 Cypress Ridge Parkway, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Results: (following each round)