March 1, 2010

Matador Women's Golf in 15th After Opening Round of Bruin Wave Invitational

March 1, 2010

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's golf team opened the Spring portion of the 2009-10 season with a first round 317 and is 15th at the Bruin Wave Invitational at Robinson Ranch G.C. Junior Ashlee Nagamine's opening round 77 leads the Matadors.

As a team, Northridge posted a team round of 317 which was good for 15th in the 18-team field. Arizona (283) is the team leader after one round while UCLA and USC are tied for second place (286) with Pepperdine (288) fourth.

Nagamine, who had four top-20 finishes and a pair of tournament wins in the Fall, opened with a (+5) 77 on Monday to lead the Matadors. Nagamine is tied for 49th 10 shots off the lead. Pepperdine's Danielle Kang and Washington's Molly Aronsson share the first round lead at (-5) 67.

Elsewhere for the Matadors, freshman Clariss Guce is tied for 62nd at (+7) 79, freshman Tammy Panich is tied for 71st at (+8) 80, junior Maurissa Medina is tied for 74th at (+9) 81 and freshman Margo Dionisio is tied for 88th at (+12) 84.

The second round will be played on Tuesday at the par-72 Robinson Ranch Golf Club, and the third and final round is on Wednesday. Teams will go off tees #1 and #10 beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Pepperdine and UCLA are co-hosting the tournament.

Team Scores: 1. Arizona 283; T2. UCLA 286; T2. USC 286; 4. Pepperdine 288; T5. Washington 292; T5. Stanford 292; T7. Arizona State 294; T7. UNLV 294; T9. New Mexico 295; T9. Oregon 295; 11. San Diego State 302; 12. Long Beach State 308; 13. Oregon State 310; 14. San Francisco 312; 15. Cal State Northridge 317; 16. New Mexico State 320; 17. Brigham Young 323; 18. Washington State 330.

- GO MATADORS -

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