PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. – The second tournament of the season for Menlo College Women's Golf got off to a fantastic start on Saturday afternoon at Pacific Grove Golf Links. Despite having just three women compete (and therefore not registering a team score), Menlo has two individuals in the top-ten overall after eighteen holes of golf.
Alissa Thompson is the leading golfer for Menlo after one round, and her score was good enough to place second after one day. Her opening round score of 82 is the lowest registered in tournament play this semester by a Menlo women's golfer, and it was an even ten strokes over par on the course. The other Menlo golfer to place in the top-ten was Tiffany Chan, who finished four strokes behind Thompson at 86. Madison Holm is the other individual in the field for Menlo College, and she shot an opening round score of 92, which places her in a tie for 13th overall, just four shots out of the top-ten.
Jenna Jensen led the way for all individuals in the tournament with the best opening round score, shooting seven-over par for a score of 79. Jensen is a member of the Corban University team that finished the afternoon in second place for team scores, five strokes behind Lewis & Clark College for the lead. They were led by Jane Almeida, who finished third among individuals with a first-round score of 83. Each of the five women competing for Lewis & Clark College finished in the top-ten.
Day two of the tournament is set for Sunday, April 2nd as the final round commences. Alissa Thompson will seek to make up those three strokes and become the first woman this season for Menlo to win a tournament.