October 3, 2011

Matadors Finish Third at Firestone Grill Invitational with Three-Round Total of 934

NIPOMO, Calif. - Kylie Kimura and Sharon Shin both finished in the top-10 leading Cal State Northridge to a third-place team finish at the Firestone Grill Collegiate Invitational at Monarch Dunes G.C.

The Matadors, who came in as the two-time defending tournament champions, could not improve on their third-place standing following two rounds on Sunday. CSUN finished with team rounds of 317-304-313 to finish at 934, 17 shots back of Cal State Fullerton (917) and 13 behind second-place Seattle (921). Seven schools competed in the tournament.

Senior Kylie Kimura, the defending individual champion, posted her best finish of the season as she placed fourth among 40 players. Kimura carded rounds of 76-74 on Sunday and was alone in third place at (+8) 150 but a final round 79 dropped her into a tie for fourth at (+16) 229.

Shin, who was 59th in her first collegiate tournament two weeks ago in Spokane, Wash., had a solid final two rounds at Cal Poly to finish seventh at (+18) 231. Shin opened Sunday with an 82 but rebounded with rounds of 75-74 to move up from 10th to seventh-place.

Junior Margo Dionisio and senior Kendall Patten made it four Matador players in the top-20. Dionsio finished tied for 11th at (+23) 236. The second round was Dionisio's best as she posted a three over-par 74. But a first round 80 and a final round 82 dropped her out of the top-10. Patten posted rounds of 79-84-78 to finish tied for 19th at (+28) 241.

Senior Ellen Krausse had trouble following up her top-20 finish in Spokane as she carded rounds 89-81-83 and finished 35th at (+40) 253. Jennel Alexander placed 34th competing as an individual. Alexander posted rounds of 81-83-88 to finish at (+39) 252.

The Matadors have a quick turnaround as they will tee it up again this Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 8-9) at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic which is being held at The Classic Club in Palm Desert.

FIRESTONE GRILL COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL
Nipomo, Calif.
Monarch Dunes G.C.
Oct. 2-3, 2011

TEAM RESULTS (7 TEAMS)
1. Cal State Fullerton 299-310-308--917
2. Seattle 299-317-305--921
3. Northridge 317-304-313--934
4. Cal Poly 313-312-313--939
5. Santa Clara 311-326-313--950
6. UC Riverside 326-324-311--961
7. Cal Lutheran 386-377-373--1136

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
1. Caitlin McCleary, Seattle 66-77-74--217 (+4)
2. Tisha Alyn Abrea, Cal State Fullerton 75-77-74--226 (+13)
3. Neomi Hunt, Cal State Fullerton 73-79-76--228 (+15)
4. Asia Adell, Cal Poly 77-76-76--229 (+16)
4. Kylie Kimura, Northridge 76-74-79--229 (+16)
6. Kirsten Locke, Cal Poly 73-76-81--230 (+17)
7. Sharon Shin, Northridge 82-75-74--231 (+18)
8. Kathryn New, Cal State Fullerton 74-79-79--232 (+19)
9. Taylor Camany, Santa Clara 77-80-76--233 (+20)
9. Lori Pearson, Seattle 77-81-75--233 (+20)

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE RESULTS
3. Northridge 317-304-313--934
T4. Kylie Kimura 77-78-76--229 (+16)
7. Sharon Shin 82-75-74--231 (+18)
T11. Margo Dionisio 80-74-82--236 (+23)
T19. Kendall Patten 79-84-78--241 (+28)
35. Ellen Kruasse 89-81-83--253 (+40)

34. Jennel Alexander* 81-83-88--252 (+39)

* - competed as an individual

- GO MATADORS -

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