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Fresno State notebook: Women golfers take lead at own Classic

Fresno State’s Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir Fresno State fired a 4-under 68 to earn a share of second and was among three Bulldogs in the top 10 as they helped lift their team into the overall lead after Monday’s opening round of the Fresno State Classic at San Joaquin Country Club.

The Bulldogs totaled 286 strokes, a 2-under total that was seven shots better than Boise State. Santa Clara (295), New Mexico State (298) and Georgetown (299) rounded out the top five.

Santa Clara’s Annie Freman was the individual leader after a 67. Fresno State’s Kristin Simonsen (71) was in a three-way tie for fourth, while Hannah Sodersten (72) earned a share of sixth headed into what will be Tuesday’s second and final round.

The tournament’s start was pushed back to noon Monday and limited to one round on the opening day because of inclement weather and will be shortened from 54 holes to 36.

Diving – Bulldogs junior Shelbie Holden finished a nonqualifying 55th in the 1-meter preliminaries as the NCAA Zone E Championships opened at the Northern Arizona University Aquatic and Tennis Complex in Flagstaff. The event, a feeder into the NCAA Championships on March 17-19, continues with the 3-meter prelims and finals Tuesday and concludes with the platform Wednesday.

Lacrosse – Sarah Bloise and Nicole Ortlieb each scored a pair of goals as Fresno State beat Furman 7-4 in a nonconference match at Bulldog Stadium. Ortlieb's first goal of the game and 14th of the season made it 3-2 with 28 minutes left in the second half. The Bulldogs, who broke loose from a 2-2 halftime tie, improved to 3-3. Furman fell to 3-3.


Top scores after round 1 Monday of the 14-team Fresno State Classic, scheduled for 36 holes at par-72, 6,119-yard San Joaquin Country Club.

1, Annie Freman Santa Clara 67 -5

T2, Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir Fresno State 68 -4

T2, Genevieve Ling Boise State 68 -4

T4, Alexa Popowitz Georgetown 71 -1

T4, Kristin Simonsen Fresno State 71 -1

T6, Hannah Sodersten Fresno State 72 E

T6, Alyssa Waite Portland State 72 E

T6, Sophie Hausmann Idaho 72 E

T9, Michelle Kim Idaho 73 +1

T9, Kaitlin Collom Nevada 73 +1

T9, Sammie Pless Boise State 73 +1

Teams: 1, Fresno State 286 (-2); 2, Boise State 293 (+5); 3, Santa Clara 295 (+7); 4, New Mexico State 298 (+10); 5, Georgetown 299 (+11); T6, Cal State Fullerton 300 (+12); T6, Nevada 300 (+12)