March 29, 2010
DOVE CANYON, Calif. - Cal State Northridge was consistent on Monday, carding team rounds of 314 and 316 to finish the opening day tied for ninth place at the Anteater Invitational at Dove Canyon C.C. Margo Dionisio is tied for 26th to lead the Matadors.
As a team, Northridge (630) is 31 shots off the pace set by San Diego State (599) but is just one shot out of the top six. The Aztecs lead second-place San Francisco (605) and Kentucky (605) by six shots heading into the final round. Kentucky shot the low round of the day with a 294 on the second round moving from seventh place into a tie for second. Long Beach State is fourth with a score of 618 (310-308) and UC Irvine rounds out the top five with a score of 619 (313-306).
Dionisio opened with a 79 on Monday but rebounded with a second round 77 and sits tied for 26th place at (+14) 156. Maurissa Medina posted back-to-back rounds of 79 and is currently tied for 31st at (+16) 158. Ashlee Nagamine had the Matadors' best round of the day after opening with a 75 but struggled to a second round 84 and is tied for 37th at (+17) 159 heading into Tuesday's final 18 holes.
Clariss Guce moved up from 65th to 51st with a eight-shot improvement from round one to two. Guce opened with an 85 but fired a second round 77 and is tied for 51st at (+20) 162. Kendall Patten concluded the Matador scoring as she is tied for 59th at (+22) 164 after rounds of 81-83.
UC Irvine's Hillary Packard (73-70) and San Diego State's Christine Wong (71-72) share the top of the leaderboard after two rounds with a one-over par 143.
The tournament concludes with 18 holes tomorrow beginning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
- GO MATADORS -