UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania – Casilda Allendesalazar shot a career-best 2-under-par 70 on Saturday afternoon to lead the Central Michigan women’s golf team to the Penn State Nittany Lion Invitational on the Penn State Blue Course.
Allendesalazar, a sophomore from Madrid, Spain, started with a 5 of 77 on Saturday morning and then followed with her blistering 70 for a total of 147.
She holds a 3-over and is in 15th place in the 92-man field. The final round of the 54-hole stroke play event is scheduled for Sunday morning on the blue course, which plays par 72 for 6,402 yards.
Allendesalazar’s 70 draws for the second best 18-hole score in program history. Bria Colosky set the mark with a 69 at the Spring Break Shootout on March 12, 2018.
Also for the Chippewas on Saturday, Padget Chitty shot 75-75 – 150; Ashley Goh shooting 76-75 – 151; Claudia Salvador shooting 79-78 – 158; and Mackenzie Baustad stroke 84-80 – 164.
Chitty has been part of a tied group for 29ewhile Goh is in a group tied for 35e.
CMU opened with a total of 307 teams, then posted a 298 in the second round for a total of 605. The Chippewas, who opened the second round in 14e place in the field of 16 teams, are in 10e place, three shots behind ninth-placed High Point and four behind eighth-placed Toledo, the only other Mid-American Conference team in the field.
Host Penn State shot 289-282 for 6-under 571. The Nittany Lions lead second-place Boston College by 11 shots.
Toledo’s Amelia Lee leads the tournament at 5 under after shooting 68-71 – 139 on Saturday. Penn State’s Mathilde Delavallade (72-69 – 141) is second at under 3.