March 6, 2012

Matadors Finish 14th at Bruin Wave Invitational

TARZANA, Calif. - Despite a team-best 321 in the final round, the Cal State Northridge women's golf team could not move up and finished in 14th-place at the Bruin Wave Invitational Tuesday at El Caballero Country Club.

In a tournament featuring several ranked women's golf teams, Matadors opened with rounds of 334-326 on Monday and improved by another five shots on Tuesday to finish with a three-round score of 981.

Senior Kylie Kimura struggled to a final round (+12) 84 but still finished as Northridge's top scorer for the third time in six tournaments this season. Kimura opened the day in a tie for 34th-place but slipped to 43rd-place aftr the final round. She wound up with a tournament score of (+24) 240 with rounds of 80-76-84.

Freshman Sharon Shin posted her best round of the tournament Tuesday, carding an 80 (+8) to finish in a tie for 55th, three spots better than she began the day. Shin wound up posting rounds of 83-82-80 to finish at (+29) 245.

Margo Dionisio finished 64th at (+36) 252 following rounds of 85-87-80, Kendall Patten finished 68th at (+39) 255 with scores of 86-81-88 and Ellen Krausee tied for 73rd at (+42) 258 following rounds of 90-91-77. Krausse's final round 77 was the Matadors' best of the day and one of only two rounds in the 70's for the Matadors in the tournament. Kimura carded a second-round 76 on Monday.

The host Pepperdine Waves (903) led from start to finish, ultimately holding off hard-charging UCLA (905) by two shots. Individually, San Diego State's Christine Wong finished at (+3) 219 to claim medalist honors by four shots over Pepperdine Alina Wong (223).

BRUIN WAVE INVITATIONAL
Tarzana, Calif.
El Caballero CC
Mar. 5-6, 2012

TEAM RESULTS (15 TEAMS)
1. Pepperdine 292-296-315--903
2. UCLA 300-303-302--905
3. Oklahoma State 293-306-312--911
4. UNLV 306-303-311--920
5. San Diego State 305-302-319--926
14. Northridge 334-326-321--981

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
1. Christine Wong, San Diego State 68-73-78--219 (+3)
2. Alina Ching, Pepperdine 74-69-80--223 (+7)
3. Grace Na, Pepperdine 71-74-79--224 (+8)
3. Erynne Lee, UCLA 75-73-76--224 (+8)
5. Charlotte Brooks, UNLV 75-72-78--225 (+9)
6. Lee Lopez, UCLA 76-75-75--226 (+10)
6. Tiffany Lua, UCLA 73-76-77--226 (+10)
8. Sally Watson, Stanford 75-77-76--228 (+12)
8. Josephine Janson, Oklahoma State 79-74-75--228 (+12)
8. Jade Panos, Oklahoma State 68-78-82--228 (+12)

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE RESULTS
14. Northridge 334-326-321--981
43. Kylie Kimura 80-76-84--240 (+24)
T55. Sharon Shin 83-82-80--245 (+29)
64. Margo Dionisio 85-87-80--252 (+36)
68. Kendall Patten 86-81-88--255 (+39)
T73. Ellen Kruasse 90-91-77--258 (+42)

- GO MATADORS -

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