October 8, 2011

Matadors Move Up to Fourth After Two Rounds at Cowgirl Desert Invitational

PALM DESERT, Calif. - Cal State Northridge fired team rounds of 304-320 and is in fourth-place after two rounds of the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Invitational at The Classic Club.

The Matadors posted an opening round 304 and were fifth following the first round. CSUN then carded a team round of 320 in round two but moved up to fourth. Fresno State (592) holds a 10-shot lead over San Diego State (602) heading into the final round while host Wyoming (616) is third and the Matadors (624) are fourth in the 15-team field.

Individually for the Matadors, freshman Sharon Shin posted her best 36-hole total of the season as she posted rounds of 76-77 and sits 13th at (+9) 153. With a solid final round on Sunday, Shin can post her second straight top-20 finish. Shin finished seventh at Cal Poly last weekend.

Senior Kylie Kimura and junior Margo Dionisio are also in the top-20 after two rounds. Kimura is alone in 19th-place at (+11) 155 after rounds of 72-83 and Dionisio is tied for 20th at (+12) 156 following rounds of 78-78.

Also for the Matadors, Kendall Patten is tied for 40th at (+19) 163 after rounds of 78-85 and Ellen Krausse is tied for 56th at (+23) 167 following rounds of 85-82.

Fresno State has the top two players in the individual race as Louisa Lies (146) has a one-shot lead over teammate Madchen Ly (147).

The final 18 holes is scheduled for Sunday.

- GO MATADORS -

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