Matador Women Seek First Win of the Season at Firestone Grill College Invitational

Oct. 5, 2009

NIPOMO, Calif. - Maurissa Medina, Ashlee Nagamine, Margo Dionisio and Clariss Guce are all in the top-10 and the Cal State Northridge women's golf team is in second place, one shot behind host Cal Poly heading into Tuesday's final round.

The host Mustangs and the Matadors will battle it out on Tuesday and one shot separates the two schools with third place UC Riverside 26 shots back in the 10-team women's field. Cal Poly finished with rounds of 306-310 (616) while the Matadors (617) bounced back with a 306 in round two after opening with a 311.

Individually, Medina, Nagamine and Dionisio lead the Matador charge as the trio is tied for fourth at (+12) 154. Medina, who led Northridge with a career-best ninth place finish at Gonzaga two weeks ago, and Nagamine both posted back-to-back rounds of 77 while Dionisio finished with rounds of 79-75. Dionisio, a freshman from Whittier, Calif., is playing her first collegiate tournament after sitting out the season-opening tournament in Spokane, Wash. The three are all five shots behind Cal Poly's Stephanie Yocum (77-72--149) who holds a two-shot lead over teammate Maddy Fletcher (75-76--151) heading into Tuesday's final round. Adriana Niclotti of Cal Baptist is third at 152.

Clariss Guce (78-77) is also in the hunt as the freshman from Artesia, Calif., is tied for seventh at (+13) 155. Another freshman Tammy Panich is tied for 40th at (+29) 171 after rounds of 85-86.

A final round of 18 holes will be played Tuesday.


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