No. 4 San Jose State Upsets No. 1 Stanford in Battle of the Bay, 3-2-1

Rebecca Gyllner tied her match with Rose Zhang, the top-ranked women’s amateur in the world, to help the fourth-ranked San Jose State’s Women’s Golf Team upset No. 1 Stanford, 3-2-1, in match play under cold and windy conditions at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin.

The Cardinal were playing without two injured standouts, Rachel Heck and Brooke Seay, who have been nursing injuries, but still it was a big victory for the Spartans, who also won the USF Intercollegiate and the Landfall Tradition during the Fall Season.

Gyllner, a freshman from Sweden, won the 18th hole to halve her match with Zhang, a sophomore from Irvine, and the upset earned her the Mountain West Conference Freshman Women’s Golfer of the Week Award.

Antonia Malate, a San Jose State graduate student from Seaside, chipped in for a birdie on the 18th hole to defeat Caroline Sturdza, a sophomore from Switzerland, 2 up, and give the Spartans their winning point.

Lucia Lopez Ortega, a sophomore from Spain, provided San Jose State’s first point of the day with a 2-and-1 victory over freshman Megha Ganne, and the Spartans got on the board again when Kajsa Arwefjall, a senior from Sweden, routed Angelina Ye, a senior from China, 6 and 5.

Junior Sadie Englemann got Stanford on the board with a 4-and-3 victory over Louisa Carlbom, a junior from Sweden, and Kelly Yu, a freshman from Claremont, gave the Cardinal its other point by defeating Jordyn Parr, a junior from Temecula, 2 up.

Stanford and San Jose State will be back in action next Monday and Tuesday in the Juli Inkster at Meadow Club Invitational at the Meadow Club in Fairfax.

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