Matadors Shoot Final Round 293 to Finish Eighth at Price's

Oct. 13, 2010

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Cal State Northridge had its second straight strong round as the Matadors carded a final round 293 to finish eighth at New Mexico State's Price's "Give 'Em Five" Intercollegiate on Wednesday. Individually, junior Kylie Kimura posted her second top-20 finish of the season.

The Matadors, who overcame an opening round 311, moved up from 12th ninth after a second round 292 and wound up eighth after a final round 293. Northridge's final two rounds were the lowest 18-hole team scores of the season.

"I'm very pleased with the way we played," said head coach Bonnie Murphy. "If we throw out the first round and just go off the last two rounds we played very well."

Junior Kylie Kimura led the Matadors for the second tournament in a row. Kimura, who won the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invitational her last time out, finished with a final round (+2) 74 on Wednesday to finish 18th at (+6) 222. Kimura also placed 18th at the season-opening Circling Raven Collegiate in Spokane, Wash. on Sept. 14.

"Kylie had another strong showing in a really good field," said Murphy.

Senior Maurissa Medina had the Matadors' low round of the tournament after firing a final round one under-par 71. Medina, who was tied for 44th after two rounds, moved into a tie for 22nd following her 71. She tied with five other players including teammate Ashlee Nagamine at (+8) 224. Nagamine posted a final round (+1) 73 to improve over each round.

Junior Ellen Krausse wound up tied for 40th at (+13) 229 after a final round (+5) 77. Krausse had Northridge's low round on Tuesday with a 72 which followed an opening round 80. Sophomore Margo Dionisio, still fighting the effects of the illness that affected the entire team, also tied for 40th after a final round 75.

Host New Mexico State posted a final round team score of 286 to hold off Baylor by five shots. The Aggies (866) won the tournament on their home course with Baylor (871) finishing second, Mississippi State (883) and UTEP (883) sharing third and North Texas (888) finishing fifth in the 14-team field.

Individually, Baylor's Lene Hafsten-Morch won by five shots over a trio of golfers. Hafsten-Morch finished with a three-round (-7) 209 followed by UTEP's Shang Huang (-2, 214), New Mexico State's Demi Mak (-2, 214) and Baylor's Jaclyn Jansen (-2, 214).

The Matadors will be off until Nov. 1-2 when they will look to defend their 2009 title at the Lamkin Grip Cal Poly Invitational at Cypress Ridge G.C. in Arroyo Grande, Calif.

"We've got two weeks to get rested and ready for Cal Poly where we hope to defend our title," added Murphy.

Las Cruces, N.M.
University Golf Course
Par 72, 6,258 yards

1. New Mexico State 289-291-286--866
2. Baylor 285-295-291--871
3. Mississippi State 297-291-295--883
3. UTEP 295-292-296--883
5. North Texas 296-292-300--888
6. UC Irvine 286-304-299--889
7. Central Arkansas 297-297-300--894
8. Northridge 311-292-293--896
9. Kansas 302-300-297--899
10. Northern Arizona 306-301-297--904
11. Cincinnati 300-308-297-906
12. Boise State 301-310-298--909
13. Hawai'i 311-306-308--925
14. Seattle 311-311-315--937

1. Lene Hafsten-Morch, Baylor 71-73-65--209 (-7)
2. Shang Huang, UTEP 71-72-71--214 (-2)
2. Demi Mak, NMSU 71-72-71--214 (-2)
2. Jaclyn Jansen, Baylor 65-75-74--214 (-2)
5. Michelle Park, UC Irvine 69-73-73--215 (-1)
6. Stephanie Kim, NAU 75-74-69--218 (+2)
6. L. Bowerman-Ritchie, NMSU 75-72-71--218 (+2)
6. Kelsey Kipp 72-70-76--218 (+2)
6. Suterra Chanachai, NMSU 69-76-73--218 (+2)
6. Apinporn Swashcuto, MNSU 74-73-71--218 (+2)

8. Cal State Northridge 311-292-293--896
18. Kylie Kimura 75-73-74--222 (+6)
T22. Maurissa Medina 80-73-71--224 (+8)
T22. Ashlee Nagamine 77-74-73--224 (+8)
T40. Ellen Krausse 80-72-77--229 (+13)
T40. Margo Dionisio 79-75-75--229 (+13)


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