Zags Hold Position On Day Two At WCC Championships
April 21, 2017
PROVO, Utah – The Gonzaga Bulldogs remained in fourth place and just four strokes back from third-place San Francisco after two days at the 2017 West Coast Conference Championships at Riverside Country Club in Provo, Utah Friday.
The Bulldogs fired a 311 Friday for a total score of 619 which is +43. Bianca Pagdanganan led the Zags on Friday with a 76. Everyone started on hole 10, and Pagdanganan was +1 on the first nine with birdies on 15 and 18, and went +3 on the back with a birdie on her last hole, number nine, to finish tied for eighth in the field at +6.
Day one leader for the Zags and reigning WCC Champion Ciera Min shot a 79 and is in 14th at +8. She did not have any scores in the red on Friday. Jessica Mangrobang shot a 76 with a great bounce-back round, after going +4 on the front, she was even on the back with a birdie on hole three. She is tied for 19th at +15 after her best score in her last seven rounds. Jena Gao is in 18th at +14 after her second-round 80. She had birdies on three and seven, but eight holes with above par scores. Nina Novilla shot an 87 and is in 24th.
“I thought Jessica was our best today,” Gonzaga head coach Brad Rickel said. “Her attitude and composure on the course today was perfect. We are struggling to find our mojo on the course with the difficult setup. Tomorrow we need to march forward and stay positive. If the putts start to fall we will have a great day.”
The Zags are +12 on the par three holes, third-best in the field. Pagdanganan is -1 on the week on par five holes, which is third-best in the tournament.
BYU is leading the field at +8, three strokes ahead of Pepperdine, and Hira Naveed of Pepperdine remained in the lead at -1 overall, one stroke ahead of second place.
Nina Novilla tees off for the Zags at 7:50 am PST tomorrow on the first hole to begin the final round for the Zags.
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