Matadors in the Hunt After 36 Holes of The Gold Rush

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Cal State Northridge has two players in the top-10 while the Matadors sit in fourth-place as a team after two rounds of The Gold Rush Presented by Farmers Insurance at Yorba Linda C.C.

The Matadors posted team rounds of 305 and 308 for a two-round 613 which trails third-place Cal State Fullerton (607), second-place Long Beach State (605) and team-leading Gonzaga (592). 11 teams and 61 players are in the field.

Individually, senior Clariss Guce is tied for fifth at five-over par 149 following rounds of 74-75. Guce, who has three tournament wins in 2013-14, trails Gonzaga's Alice Kim (69-71--140) by nine strokes heading into Tuesday's final round.

Arinda Bhanaraksa is one shot back of Guce in ninth-place as she posted rounds of 73-77. Bhanaraksa, who has one top-10 finish in three spring tournaments, sits at six-over 150.

Ellen Brantberg, who was tied for 14th after an opening round five-over 77, slipped into a tie for 28th after a second round 81 left her at 14-over 158. Cesilie Hagen opened with an 81 but was able to post a two-shot improvement in round two as she is currently tied for 36th at 16-over 160. Elisabeth Haavardsholm rounded out the CSUN squad as she is tied for 44th at 18-over 162 following rounds of 85-77.

The third and final round begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

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