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Irene Jun shot in the red on Monday with a 71
Irene Jun shot in the red on Monday with a 71

Irene Jun in Second, Athenas in Third after Second Day of SCIAC Golf Championships

BEAUMONT, Calif. - Irene Jun shot a 71 on the second day of the SCIAC Golf Championships on Monday to stay within one shot of the lead, while the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's golf team remains in third place heading into the third and final round on Tuesday at the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon.

The Athenas improved by 14 shots on the second day with 304 as a team, but lost ground in the team standings as Redlands shot a 296. The Bulldogs are in first with a 605 after two rounds, followed by Pomona-Pitzer in second with 608, CMS with 622 and Cal Lutheran with 633. 

Jun's 74 was good enough to tie for the individual lead after Sunday's first round, and she improved by three strokes to a 71 to move up to +1 for the tournament, but Hannah Jugar of Redlands shot a 70 to move one shot in front at even par. Abby Euyang of Pomona-Pitzer also shot a 69 to tie Jun for second, with a four-stroke gap between Euyang and Jun and Ashley Zook of Cal Lutheran in fourth place.   

Tiffany Hu also remained in the top 10 for CMS with a 76 to put her in a tie for seventh place at +10. Jeissy Lee and Grace Lu are both tied for 19th place. 

Jun came out on fire with a birdie on the first hole and a birdie on the third. She added two more front-nine birdies on the sixth and ninth holes to take the turn at -3, and added one more birdie on the 16th on the back nine before settling for a -1 for her round. 

Hu, meanwhile, steadied herself after a tough first two holes (+3) and played +1 the rest of the way, with 11 pars and two birdies. Lee was steady as well with 14 pars on her round, while Lu found her groove on the back nine, shooting a -2 with birdies on No. 10, No. 11 and No. 13. 

CMS remains in striking distance heading into the final round tomorrow at 10 a.m., while Jun will try to keep her momentum from today's 71 and battle it out for individual medalist honors.