Matadors Slip to 11th at Conclusion of Long Beach State Gold Rush

YORBA LINDA, Calif. - In ninth-place after two rounds on Monday, the Cal State Northridge women's golf team carded a final round 329 on Tuesday to slip to an 11th-place finish at The Gold Rush at Yorba Linda Country Club.

CSUN posted rounds of 326-321 over two rounds on Monday but could not replicate either of those two rounds on Tuesday.

Junior Margo Dionisio had the Matadors' best finish as she tied for 14th, her second top-20 finish in six tournaments in 2012-13. Dionisio was 15th at the Firestone Grill Invitational in October. After carding rounds of 82-74 on Monday, she closed with a round of 80 on Tuesday to finish at (+20) 236.

Elisabeth Haavardsholm completed her first tournament as a Matador and finished in a tie for 37th at (+28) 244. Haavardsholm posted rounds of 81 in rounds one and three around a second round 82.

Clariss Guce, who had CSUN's low scoring average in the fall in addition to three top-10 finishes, wound up tied for 45th to open the spring. Guce posted scores of 84-80-82 to finish at (+30) 246.

Sharon Shin and Stephanie Bush rounded out the Matador lineup as Shin finished tied for 54th at (+35) 251 following rounds of 79-85-87 and Bush was 65th at (+58) 274 following rounds of 95-93-86. Shin's opening round 79 was her low round of the 2012-13 season.

The host 49ers won the team title after posting a final round score of 306 to hold off second-place Gonzaga by 10 shots as the Bulldogs recorded a 310. The 49ers finished the two-day 54-hole tournament at 53-over 917.

Gonzaga's Raychelle Santos defeated Long Beach State's Shawnee Martinez by one shot to claim individual medalist honors.

THE GOLD RUSH
Yorba Linda, Calif.
Yorba Linda C.C.
Feb. 11-12, 2013

TEAM RESULTS (11 TEAMS)
1. Long Beach State 307-304-306--917
2. Gonzaga 312-305-310--927
3. UC Irvine 316-314-308--938
4. San Diego State 308-315-318--941
5. Portland State 317-327-307--951
11. Cal State Northridge 326-321-329--976

INDIVIDUAL TOP-10
1. Raychelle Santos, Gonzaga 76-75-73--224 (+8)
2. Shawnee Martinez, Long Beach State 78-69-78--225 (+9)
3. Emma Henrikson, San Diego State 71-73-82--226 (+10)
4. Victoria Fallgren, Gonzaga 80-74-76--230 (+14)
4. Tisha Alyn Abrea, CS Fullerton 79-74-77--230 (+14)
6. Chaewon Park, Long Beach State 76-77-78--231 (+15)
6. Simone Hoey, Long Beach State 80-79-72--231 (+15)
6. Caryn Khoo, Nevada 79-74-78--231 (+15)
9. Ronnie Valerio, UC Irvine 74-76-84--234 (+18)
10. Four Players tied at 235 (+19)

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE RESULTS
11. Cal State Northridge 326-329--976
T14. Margo Dionisio 82-74-80--236
T37. Elisabeth Haavardsholm 81-82-81--244
T45. Clariss Guce 84-80-82--246
T54. Sharon Shin 79-85-87--251
65. Stephanie Bush 95-93-86--274

- GO MATADORS -

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