Matador Continue Solid Spring with Win at CSUB Invitational
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's gold team continued to post impressive results this spring season as the Matadors won the CSUB Invitational while Elisabeth Haavardsholm and Clariss Guce finished 1-2.
At Bakersfield Country Club on Tuesday, Haavardsholm claimed CSUN's third consective individual title following Guce at the Red Rocks Invitational (Mar. 2-3) and Margo Dionisio at the Lady Cougar Invitational (Feb. 25-26).
The sophomore from Oslo, Norway, posted a final round four-over 78 to finish the three-round tournament at three-under 219. On Monday, Haavardsholm set a course record with a seven-under 67 in round two.
After posting rounds of 76-73 on Monday, Guce nearly caught her teammate as she finished two strokes back after a final round two-under 72 left her at one-under 221 for the tournament. The top-five finish was Guce's team-leading sixth of the season.
Margo Dionisio made it three Matador players in the top-10 as she finished eighth at (+12) 234. Dionisio followed up 80-77 on Monday with another three-over 77 on Tuesday to post her second top-10 finish of the season.
Stephanie Bush and Sharon Shin each placed 12th, the top finish for each player this season. Bush finished with rounds of 82-79-84 for a three-round (+23) 245, her low 54-hole total of the season. Shin finished with rounds of 79-81-85, also her low 54-hole score of the year.
As a team, the Matadors won by 19 shots after carding a 916 to Cal Poly's 935. Three other team competed. In addition to Tuesday's win, the Matadors also have a pair of second-place team finishes in four spring tournaments.
CSUB SPRING INVITATIONAL
MAR. 25-26, 2013
at BAKERSFIELD C.C.
1. Northridge 309-296-311 (916)
2. Cal Poly "A" 307-315-313 (935)
3. Cal Poly "B" 321-323-309 (953)
4. South Dakota State 321-327-333 (981)
5. CSU Bakersfield 337-340-324 (1001)
1. E. Haavardsholm 74-67-78--219 (-3)
2. Clariss Guce 76-73-72--221 (-1)
8. Margo Dionisio 80-77-77--234 (+12)
T12. Stephanie Bush 82-79-84--245 (+23)
T12. Sharon Shin 79-81-85--245 (+23)
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