Opening Round 318 Lands Matadors Sixth at Big West Championship

April 17, 2011

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. - Cal State Northridge opened the first round of the Big West Championship with a 318 and is sixth-place with two rounds yet to be played. Individually, Clariss Guce and Lady Samson are both in the top-20 after one round.

UC Davis carded a team score of 291 and has a one-stroke lead over Long Beach State heading into Monday's second round. The Matadors (318) are eight shots behind fifth-place UC Riverside (310) and 18 shots back of fourth-place Cal Poly (300).

Guce had CSUN's best round of the day on Sunday as she posted a (+6) 78 to tie for 16th-place. Guce, who had one birdie and 11 pars on Sunday, was two over-par on the back nine and four over-par on the front. She is currently 12 strokes behind leader Alice Kim of UC Davis who tied the course record with a six under-par 66.

Samson, who has been CSUN's steadiest player over the last few weeks, finished Sunday one shot behind Guce with a (+7) 79. Samson did not record a single birdie on Sunday but did have 11 pars.

Sophomore Margo Dionisio is in 25th-place after an opening round of (+8) 80, Ashlee Nagamine is tied for 26th at (+9) 81 and the Matadors leading scorer Kylie Kimura struggled to an opening round (+12) 84 and is tied for 32nd-place.

Day two of the 2011 Big West Women's Golf Championship event at Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., tees off Monday, April 18 at 7:30 a.m. Live scoring of the event can be viewed at

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Tijeras Creek G.C.
Apr. 17-19, 2011

1. UC Davis 291
2. Long Beach State 292
3. UC Irvine 297
4. Cal Poly 300
5. UC Riverside 310
6. Northridge 318
7. Cal State Fullerton 320

1. Alice Kim, UC Davis 66 (-6)
2. Monica Villarreal, Long Beach State 67 (-5)
3. Amelia Ek, UC Riverside 70 (-2)
3. Demi Runas, UC Davis 70 (-2)
5. Caitlin Farley, Cal Poly 72 (E)
5. Lalita Patipaksiri, UC Irvine 72 (E)
7. Ronnie Valerio, UC Irvine 73 (+1)
7. Taylor Yoshitake, Cal Poly 73 (+1)
9. Lindsey McAtee, Long Beach State 74 (+2)
9. Michelle Park, UC Irvine 74 (+2)

6. Northridge 318
T16. Clariss Guce 78 (+6)
T20. Lady Samson 79 (+7)
25. Margo Dionisio 80 (+8)
T26. Ashlee Nagamine 81 (+9)
T32. Kylie Kimura 84 (+12)