March 2, 2013

Matadors Hold Round One Lead at Red Rocks Invitational

SEDONA, Ariz. - Cal State Northridge women's golf fired an opening round of 303 and holds a one shot lead over both Toledo and Southern Utah after 18 holes at the Red Rocks Invitational at Oakcreek C.C.

The Matadors, who were looking to build on their second place finish at the Lady Cougar Inviational in San Marcos on Tuesday, got off to good start Saturday and lead the 21-team field. Northridge's 303 is just two shots off the team's season low round for 18 holes. Weber State recorded a 305 and Grand Canyon recorded a 308 to round out the top five teams. A trio of CSUN golfers are among the top-26 heading into Sunday's final round.

Clariss Guce leads the Matador charge as the junior fired an even-par 72 and is tied for second. Guce is just one shot behind Weber State's Kelsey Chugg who shot a one-under par 71 to lead a quartet of players at 72.

Elisabeth Haavardsholm is tied for 19th at four-over par 76 and Margo Dionisio is tied for 26th at five-over 77. Dionisio is coming off her first collegiate win in San Marcos.

Sophomore Sharon Shin posted her low 18-hole total of the season as she carded a six-over 78 and is tied for 33rd. Stephanie Bush rounded out the Matador five as she is tied for 58th at (+10) 82. 

The second and final round will be contested on Sunday morning at 8 a.m.

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