Seventh Place Finish for Matadors at Cal Poly Invitational

ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's golf team received another strong performance from Clariss Guce as the Matadors posted their second straight top-10 finish of the season Tuesday at the Cal Poly Invitational at Cypress Ridge G.C.

CSUN followed up an opening round 311 on Monday with a final round 315 on Tuesday to finish seventh with a team score of 626. Gonzaga claimed the team title with a score of 609 which was three shots better than Southern Utah (612) in the 17-team field. The Matadors' seventh-place showing was their second consecutive top-10 team finish after placing sixth at the SCU Colby Classic (Oct. 22-23).

Individually, Clariss Guce made another charge for the top of the leaderboard after finishing second at the Firestone Grill Invitational (Oct. 8-9) and third at the Colby Classic. Guce, who was tied for 21st after an opening round 77 on Monday, fired a three under-par 70 on Tuesday to tie for sixth at three over 149. The junior from Artesia, Calif., finished just three shots back of individual medalist Savana Bezdicek of Northern Arizona.

Senior Margo Dionisio also moved up the leaderboard Tuesday from 26th into a tie for 22nd at (+10) 156. Dionisio posted back-to-back rounds of 78 to narrowly miss her second top-20 finish of the season. Her two round total of 156 is just three shots off her season-best for 36 holes (153).

Fellow junior Remylee Molyneux, who was 16th after Monday's first round 76, slipped into a tie for 27th-place following a final round 82. Molyneux wound up posting a two-round total of (+12) 158.

Also for CSUN, Sharon Shin finished tied for 45th at (+17) 163 following rounds of 80-83 and Alanna Loyd finished tied for 69th at (+24) 170 following scores of 84-86.

Arroyo Grande, Calif.
Cypress Ridge G.C.
Oct. 29-30, 2012

1. Gonzaga 312-297--609
2. Southern Utah 308-304--612
3. Northern Arizona 301-314--615
4. UC Riverside 304-315--619
5. Weber State 315-309--624
7. Cal State Northridge 311-315--626

1. Savana Bezdicek, Northern Arizona 73-73--146 (E)
2. Sadie Palmer, Southern Utah 74-73--147 (+1)
2. Balbina Guajardo, Santa Clara 73-74--147 (+1)
2. Spencer Heller, Sonoma State 71-76--147 (+1)
5. Victoria Fallgren, Gonzaga 75-73--148 (+2)
6. Clariss Guce, CSUN 77-72--149 (+3)
6. Raychelle Santos, Gonzaga 76-73--149 (+3)
6. Amanda Snyder, Weber State 76-73--149 (+3)
9. Alice Kim, Gonzaga 78-72--150 (+4)
9. Angela DeVilla, Gonzaga 73-77--150 (+4)

7. Cal State Northridge 311-315--626
T6. Clariss Guce 77-72--149
T22. Margo Dionisio 78-78--156
T27. Remylee Molyneux 76-82--158
T45. Sharon Shin 80-83--163
T69. Alanna Loyd 84-86--170