Matadors Finish Third at CSUB Spring Invitational

March 23, 2010

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Freshman Margo Dionisio finished in fourth-place as the Cal State Northridge women's golf team finished third among six teams at the CSUB Spring Invitational at the Bakersfield Country Club.

The Matadors followed up with an opening-round 331 on Monday with a team round of 328 on Tuesday to finish at 659, 24 strokes behind team champion Cal Poly.

Dionisio, a freshman from Whittier, Calif., carded a final round (+2) 76 to move up from 10th to a fourth-place finish to lead the Matadors. The fourth place finish is Dionisio's fourth top-10 finish of her freshman season and her best since finishing third at the Aztec Fall Classic Oct. 12-13.

Junior Ashlee Nagamine and sophomore Kendall Patten also finished in the top-20 for Northridge. Nagamine, who carded a round of (+10) 83 on Tuesday after an 84 on Monday, tied for 16th at (+19) 167. Patten, playing in her first tournament since the season-opening Bulldog and Eagle Invitational in September, finished tied for 19th at (+20) 168. Patten posted identical rounds of 84.

Lady Samson and Maurissa Medina both tied for 21st at (+21) 169. Samson posted rounds of 84-85 while Medina finished with rounds of 82-87.

Sarah Windsor and Nicole Duong also competed as individuals with Windsor finishing a season-best 27th at (+22) 170 and Duong finishing 41st at (+63) 211.

Cal Poly had four players place in the top 10 and won the team title with a two-day score of 635. UC Riverside was second (642), Cal State Northridge was third (659), Cal State Fullerton was fourth (659), Seattle was fifth (664) and CSUB was sixth (677).

UC Riverside's Amelia Ek won the individual title with a pair of 77's to finish at 154 overall.

Cal State Northridge returns to action next week (Mar. 29-31) as the Matadors compete in the 54-hole Anteater Invitational.


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