GLENDALE â€” A better 18-hole round led to relief.
A look at the scoreboard brought more reprieve.
Sarah Salvo made the cut after she fired a one-under-par 71 on Wednesday during the second round of the inaugural Southern California Classic Tournament at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont.
Salvo, a Glendale resident, will enter today’s third and final round in the Girls’ Division tied for 11th with In-Ah Park of Las Vegas. The Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High senior has a two-round score of 150, or three strokes below the cut.
“Today, I played better,” said Salvo, who led Notre Dame to the Mission League championship last season. “I started on the back nine, and it’s a little easier.
“I hit more shots into green regulation and I made more putts. I had to think of every shot one at a time and tried to make birdies. I’m going to have to do the same things, just a little better.”
Salvo finished with three birdies, 13 pars and two bogeys on the 6,079-yard course, putting her 13 shots off the lead behind Tzu-Chi Lin of Hacienda Heights. Lin shot a 67 on Wednesday for a two-round score of 137.
Salvo opened the round by parring the first five holes before notching a birdie on the 15th hole.
Three local athletes competed in the tournament’s Boys’ Division, but none made the cut of 154.
Glendale resident Marco Fortades turned in the best performance among the trio, as he shot a three-over-par 75 to finish in a five-way tie for 63rd. Fortades finished with two birdies, 11 pars and five bogeys on the 6,894-yard course.
Flintridge Prep senior Hasan Doxey, who won the Prep League individual championship for the first time in early May, carded a 74 on Wednesday. Doxey recorded an eagle on the 16th hole. He also had three birdies, eight pars, five bogeys and one double-bogey to finish in a three-way tie for 73rd.
Crescenta Valley High senior Justin Yu fired a 78 to earn a two-round score of 162, placing him in a three-way tie for 78th. Yu, who helped Crescenta Valley win the Pacific League title for the third consecutive year before capturing the league’s individual crown, had two birdies, 10 pars, five bogeys and one double-bogey.