RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Fueled by four players in the top 10, San José State increased its lead to nine strokes after the second round of play at the 2024 Mountain West Women’s Golf Championship, which is being held on the par-72, 6,286-yard Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club. In the race for the individual championship, New Mexico’s Lauren Lehigh surged three spots into the lead at 5-under-par 139 after two rounds, helping the Lobos move up three spots in the team standings to third.

The 27th-ranked Spartans shot an even-par 288 on the day to sit at 8-under after two rounds. Kajsa Arwefjäll shot a 1-over 73 Wednesday, while day-one leader Lucia Lopez Ortega shot a 2-over 74, as both sit amid a four-way tie for second place at 3-under 141.

SJSU’s Rebecca Gyllner jumped five spots into a tie for sixth, shooting a 1-under 71 to sit at 1-under 143 after 36 holes. Teammate Louisa Carlbom made an even bigger leap, moving nine spots up the standings into a tie for eighth at even-par 144 following her second-round 1-under 71.

UNLV moved up one spot to second after an even-par 288. The Rebels are 1-over for the tournament and nine strokes back of San José State. Toa Yokoyama shot an even-par 72 on day two and moved up one spot into a tie for sixth at 1-under 143, while Thienna Huynh vaulted 14 spots into a tie for eighth with a 2-under 70 for a 36-hole total of even-par 144.

Defending tournament champion New Mexico had the low team round Wednesday, combining for a 7-under 281, the second-best second-round score in MW Championship history. Lehigh and teammate Myah McDonald had the low rounds of the day with matching 3-under 69s, with Lehigh moving into first place and McDonald rocketing up nine spots into a tie for second place at 3-under 142 for the tournament. The Lobos’ Lisa-Marie Pagliano was the day’s big mover, as she climbed 15 spots into a tie for 26th with a 1-under 71 to push her two-day total to 6-over 150.

One of the individual highlights of the day occurred when Nevada’s Leah John put her 6-iron approach within two feet of an albatross on the par-5, 482-yard second hole before settling for an eagle. She finished the day with a 2-under 70 and is tied for second at 3-under for the tournament. John helped the Wolf Pack turn in the only other team round under par on Wednesday, as Nevada finished with a collective 2-under 286 to move up three spots to fifth at 10-over 586.

Colorado State’s Panchalika Arphamongkol and San Diego State’s Stephanie Barbaglia round out the top 10 as part of a four-way tie for eighth at even-par 144. Arphamongkol carded her second straight even-par 72, and Barbaglia finished 1-over for the second round.

Day three tee times begin at 7 a.m. PT, with San Diego State, Wyoming and Boise State paired together. Fresno State, Nevada and Colorado State begin teeing off at 7:45 a.m., followed by New Mexico, UNLV and San José State beginning at 8:30. Live scoring is available on Golfstat.com.


All three rounds of the 2024 MW Women’s Golf Championship will be streamed live on GolfKast via GKLive.TV, from tee-off of the first group through completion of the final group, providing coverage with 20 cameras on select holes. Hole 18 will include live play-by-play each day from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT. Jesse Kurtz of the Mountain West Network and former San Diego State coach and LPGA professional Leslie Spalding will be on the call.

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