October 9, 2012

Clariss Guce Finishes Second, Matadors Third at Firestone Grill Invitational

NIPOMO, Calif. - In her first collegiate tournament in more than a year, Clariss Guce finished second just one shot behind the leader and Cal State Northridge finished third as a team at the Firestone Grill Invitational at Monarch Dunes G.C.

Guce, who missed the entire 2011-12 season due to injury, was a welcome addition to the Matador team who struggled in the season-opening Oregon State Invitational. She wound up with rounds of 73-74-72 to finish at six over-par 219. Guce finished just one shot behind individual medalist Lisa Persson of Sacramento State who carded rounds of 71-72-75 to finish at five over 218.

Remylee Molyneux, a transfer from Nebraska, also finished in the top-15 as she had her best finish as a Matador. Molyneux posted rounds of 79-76-77 for a three-round (+19) 232 to further boost the CSUN lineup. Senior Margo Dionisio made a three Matadors among the top-15 as she sandwiched rounds of 76 and 77 around a second round 82 to finish in a tie for 15th at (+22) 235.

Sophomore Sharon Shin and newcomer Kendall Huser rounded out the Matador lineup as Shin finished 37th at (+42) 255 following rounds of 86-82-87 and Huser was 40th at (+48) 261 following rounds of 84-91-86 in her CSUN debut.

As a team, the Matadors posted consistent rounds of 312-314-312 (938) to finish behind host Cal Poly (901) and Sacramento State (911).

CSUN has a quick turnaround as the Matadors play this weekend (Oct. 13-14) at the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert.

FIRESTONE GRILL CAL POLY INVITATIONAL
Nipomo, Calif.
Monarch Dunes G.C.
Oct. 8-9, 2012

TEAM RESULTS (6 TEAMS)
1. Cal Poly 300-302-299--901
2. Sacramento State 306-304-301--911
3. Cal State Northridge 312-314-312--938
4. CSU Bakersfield 321-323-311--955
5. Claremont Mudd Scripps 330-331-310--971

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
1. Lisa Persson, Sac State 71-72-75--218 (+5)
2. Clariss Guce, CSUN 73-74-72--219 (+6)
3. Tiffany Nichols, Sac State 75-74-72--221 (+8)
3. Drew Thomas, Cal Poly 74-73-74--221 (+8)
5. Asia Adell Cal Poly 78-72-72--222 (+9)
6. Ava Lourenco, Biola 75-79-71--225 (+12) 
7. Morgan Thomas, Cal Poly 77-78-71--226 (+13)
8. Madison Hirsch, Cal Poly 79-74-74--227 (+14)
8. Malea Miller, CSU Bakersfield 75-78-74--227 (+14)
10. Sadie Strain, Santa Clara 77-80-72--229 (+16)

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE RESULTS
3. Northridge 312-314-312--938
2. Clariss Guce 73-74-72--219 (+6)
13. Relylee Molyneux 79-76-77--232 (+19)
T15. Margo Dionisio 76-82-77--235 (+22)
37. Sharon Shin 86-82-87--255 (+42)
40. Kendall Huser 84-91-86--261 (+48)

- GO MATADORS -

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