CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners

02/22/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/22/2020 19:07

Mills Fights Wet Conditions to Lead `Runners

PHOENIX - Battling a rainy morning and wet conditions the rest of the day, the CSU Bakersfield golf team played 18 holes of golf to open the GCU Invitational on Saturday. Senior paced the Roadrunners with a six-over-par 78 at the GCU Golf Course.

'Macey battled today,' said , CSUB's Director of Golf. 'It was a weird round that got suspended after about four holes and we had to restart after a two-hour delay. We started really slowly after the delay.'

Thomason went on to describe the team's struggles with optimism for Sunday's final round: 'We kind of beat ourselves after that, which is really disappointing. We need to handle the challenge of the day better than we did today. Luckily, we will get another crack at it tomorrow and, with better conditions, I feel like we will perform to our ability.'

Mills, a senior from Bakersfield, Calif., got off to a slow start as back-to-back double bogeys stained her scorecard early on. The Liberty High School graduate responded well, posting birdies on the next two holes and finished the round with a solid 78 (+6) to lead all `Runners. Junior tied her third-best round of the season with an 81 on Saturday while senior came in one stroke behind Irey.

Freshman carded a first-round score of 87 to round out CSUB's scoring four with a total of 328 strokes. Junior came into the clubhouse one stroke behind Galicia on Day 1 of the GCU Invite. After the first 18 holes of competition, the `Runners sit in 14th place.

Due to the water-logged conditions, tournament officials decided to cut Saturday's play in half, reducing the competition to a 36-hole tourney. The `Runners and the rest of the 14-team field will return to the GCU Golf Course on Sunday to close out the event with one final round. The Phoenix area is expecting cloudy skies, light winds, and a high of 64 degrees for the final day.