Austin Rustand | Posted: 13 Feb 2023 | Updated: 9 Apr 2023

Mateo and Udom in top-25, BYU in ninth after 36 holes in San Diego

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BYU women's golfer Allysha Mae Mateo hits a shot during the Dale McNamara Invitational. (Tulsa Athletics)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Allysha Mae Mateo and Alexa Udom sit in the top-25 after the opening 36 holes of the San Diego State Classic at the Farms Golf Club on Monday as BYU sits in ninth.

“The Farms Golf Club is a really difficult golf course that got the best of us today,” said BYU head coach Carrie Roberts. “We struggled throughout the first round and didn’t respond as we hoped. We’ll get back to work and figure out how to post a solid score tomorrow.”

Allysha Mae Mateo led the way for the Cougars on day one as she sits in a tie for 15th. The senior carded rounds of 76-75—151 for a 7-over-par 36-hole total. Alexa Udom shot 79-75—154 on day one to secure a tie for 24th going into the final round tomorrow.

The four ranked teams find themselves at the top of the day-one leaderboard with No. 30 Iowa State (303-289—592) leading at 16-over-par. No. 39 Georgia (304-294—598) is six shots back at 22-over, No. 50 Denver (300-302—602) sits at 26-over with No. 29 Houston (303-300—603) is one behind the Pioneers at 27-over-par. The UNLV Rebels (316-295—611) round out the top-5 at 35-over.

Georgia’s Jo Hua Hung leads the SDSU Classic at 2-under-par after shooting back-to-back 71s on day one. Hung leads by four shots over the No. 10 ranked golfer in the country Karisa Chul-Ak-Sorn (Iowa State), Anna Zanusso (Denver), Caterina Don (Georgia) and Amanda Minni (Oregon State).

Kerstin Ngakuru and Lila Galeai are tied for 36th after posting a 14-over total on day one. Galeai shot 80-78—158 while Ngakuru carded rounds of 78-80—178. Adeline Anderson rounded out the scoring for the Cougars with rounds of 81-85—166.

The Cougars will begin the final round at 8 a.m. PST and will play with the Washington State Cougars and Oregon State Beavers.

Individual Leaderboard

Place Player R1 R2 Total To Par
T-15 Allysha Mae Mateo 76 75 151 +7
T-24 Alexa Udom 79 75 154 +10
T-36 Kerstin Fotu 78 80 158 +14
T-36 Lila Galeai 80 78 158 +14
T-60 Adeline Anderson 81 85 166 +22

Team Leaderboard (Top 5)

Place Team R1 R2 Total To Par
1st No. 30 Iowa State 303 289 592 +16
2nd No. 39 Georgia 304 294 598 +22
3rd No. 50 Denver 300 302 602 +26
4th No. 29 Houston 303 300 603 +27
5th UNLV 316 295 611 +35
9th BYU 313 308 621 +61

*12-Team Field

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