February 11, 2013

Matadors Tied for Ninth at Spring-Opening Gold Rush

YORBA LINDA, Calif. - Cal State Northridge women's golf opened the spring season Monday playing two rounds of The Gold Rush presented by Farmers at Yorba Linda Country Club.

In their first tournament action since Oct. 30, the Matadors opened with a round of 326 before improving by five shots with a second round 321. CSUN is currently tied for ninth with Santa Clara at 647. The host Long Beach State 49ers lead the 11-team field at 611, six strokes better than Gonzaga (617).

Individually, Margo Dionisio is in the top-10 after two rounds as the junior posted rounds of 82-74. Dionisio's two over-par 74 in the second round put her in contention as she is 12 shots off the pace heading into Tuesday's final round.

Newcomer Elisabeth Haavardsholm, playing in her first tournament for the Matadors, is tied for 36th after two rounds. Haavardsholm carded rounds of 81-82 and sits at (+19) 163. Sophomore Sharon Shin and junior Clariss Guce are both tied for 40th at (+20) 164 after Shin had rounds of 79-85 and Guce finished at 84-80.

Stephanie Bush rounded out the Matador five as she is 65th at (+44) 188 after scores of 95-93.

The final 18 holes is scheduled for Tuesday morning with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

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