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SAMMAMISH, Wash. - Strong first-round results helped the Aggies finish tied for eighth place, alongside Rutgers, through the first 36 holes at the Edean Ihlanfelt Invitational.
UC Davis will return to the Sahalee Country Club, site of the 1998 PGA Championship and the 2016 KPMG LPGA Championship, Wednesday morning for the tournament’s final 18 holes when Yoonhee Kim tees off at 8:50 a.m. Live scoring is available via Golfstat by clicking here.
Led by Christine Danielsson’s 2-over 74 after completing her first tour of the course, UC Davis remained within striking distance from Washington, the tournament’s host, which finished its first 18 holes with a combined team score of 1-over, the lowest posted by any participating team.
Finishing right behind Danielsson was Rei Nakatani, who entered the day’s second round at 3-over. Samantha Hutchison and Madison Wood carded first round scores of 4-over and 5-over respectively, with the latter recording a birdie on the 18th hole.
Wood, the lone freshman in UC Davis’ lineup, recorded the lowest individual score in the second round by finishing with a 4-over 76.
Entering Wednesday’s round, Wood sits tied for 25th among all individual competing at the Eden Ihlanfeldt. Danielsson is tied for 19th through Tuesday’s action; Hutchison, Nakatani and Kim will begin their final day in Sammamish tied for 30th, tied for 38th and tied for 61st.
Even though the Aggies shot a combined 314 throughout the second round, they are just eight shots behind Georgetown, which finished its day in fifth place.
Washington was the lone team to shoot under par, and sits atop the leaderboard at 1-under. Brigham Young’s Kendra Dalton ended her day at 8-under, six shots lower than the tournament’s second-place individual.
UC Davis will compete alongside Rutgers and Seattle through the final round.
Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational
Hosted by Washington
Sahalee Country Club
Par 72/5,980 yards
Team Standings - Through 36 holes
1. Washington 289-286 575
T2. Brigham Young 294-291 585
T2. Colorado 290-295 585
4. San Francisco 296-297 593
5. Georgetown 302-306 608
6. Portland State 309-303 612
7. Seattle 305-309 614
T8. UC Davis 302-314 616
T8. Rutgers 305-311 616
10. Idaho 308-313 621
11. Colorado State 311-317 628
Leader plus UC Davis results
1. Kendra Dalton - Brigham Young 70-66 136
T19. Christine Danielsson 74-78 152
T25. Madison Wood 77-76 153
T30. Samantha Hutchison 76-78 154
T38. Rei Nakatani 75-82 157
T61. Yoonhee Kim 83-86 169
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Providing a small-town community feel while providing a world-class academic experience, UC Davis is home to more than 37,000 students and centrally located between San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and the Napa Valley.
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Hutchison, Danielsson finish
first day at 3-under