Matadors Tie for Second, Guce Takes Third at UCR's Birdies for Breast Cancer Tournament

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A final round 302 moved Cal State Northridge into a tie for second while senior Clariss Guce posted her second top-10 finish of the season Tuesday at the Birdies for Breast Cancer tournament at Oak Quarry G.C.

The Matadors, who put together a blistering opening round 285 on Monday morning, closed with scores of 308 and 302 over the final two rounds to tie Cal Baptist for second place. The team round of 285 is the low 18-hole round in the 18-year history of CSUN women's golf besting the 292 in 2010. Host UC Riverside (880) claimed its own tournament by 15 shots over both the Matadors and Lancers who finished at 895. A total of 10 schools competed in the tournament.

"Each of the ladies played with a poise and control that I've only seen out of professionals," said Matador head coach Gina Umeck. "I'm not at all surprised by this performance, I watch them prepare each day for greatness--they do this on their own. Their team chemistry is something that every coach wishes for. What a pleasure to have been part of Matador history Monday with the posting of this program-low score."

Individually, Guce had her second straight strong showing. After finishing ninth at the season-opening Hobble Creek Invitational, she fired rounds of 69-75-71 to finish at one under-par 215. The Highlanders' Brittani Ferraro (209) won individual medalist honors by one stroke over Western Kentucky's Ellinor Haag (210).

Guce's first round 69 is the low round of her career and CSUN's low round of the season.

Cesilie Hagen wrapped up her first tournament as a Matador in a tie for seventh place at seven-over 223. Hagen, who hails from Drammen, Norway, transferred to Northridge from Cal State Monterey Bay. She finished with rounds of 71-75-77 for her first top-10 finish in her first tournament.

Elisabeth Haavardsholm made it three CSUN players in the top-20 as she tied for 20th at 16-over 232. Haavardsholm wound up with rounds of 70-84-78. Ellen Brantberg moved up four spots with a final round 76 left her at 18-over 234. Sharon Shin rounded out the Matador lineup with a 28th-place finish as the junior posted scores of 75-78-84.

Cal State Northridge will be back in action Oct. 12-13 when the Matadors travel to Palm Desert to play in the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic.

BIRDIES FOR BREAST CANCER
Riverside, Calif.
Oak Quarry G.C.
Oct. 7-8, 2013

TEAM RESULTS (10 TEAMS)
1. UC Riverside 290-292-298--880
2. Cal Baptist 290-301-304--895
2. Cal State Northridge 285-308-302--895
4. Western Kentucky 298-303-310--911
5. Georgetown 295-306-311--912
6. CSU San Marcos 309-308-312--929
7. Point Loma Nazarene 311-306-316--933
8. Univ. of Redlands 328-320-313--961
9. Claremont-M-S 318-332-335--985
10. UC Santa Cruz 352-342-350--1044

INDIVIDUAL TOP-10 LEADERBOARD
1. Brittani Ferraro, UC Riverside 70-68-71--209 (-7)
2. Ellinor Haag, Western Kentucky 71-68-71--210 (-6)
3. Clariss Guce, CSUN 69-75-71--215 (-1) 
4. Savannah Vilaubi, UC Riverside 68-74-75--217 (+1)
5. Marvi Monsalve, Cal Baptist 68-71-80--219 (+3)
6. Taylor Coover, CSU San Marcos 72-73-77--222 (+6) 
7. Cesilie Hagen, CSUN 71-75-77--223 (+7) 
7. Christina Trujillo, CSU San Marcos 72-74-77--223 (+7)
9. Nathalie Silva, Cal Baptist 76-74-74--224 (+8)
9. Tina Yang, Cal Baptist 71-77-76--224 (+8)

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE RESULTS
T2. Northridge 285-308-302--895 (+31)
3. Clariss Guce 69-75-71--215 (-1)
T7. Cesilie Hagen 71-75-77--223 (+7)
T20. Elisabeth Haavardsholm 70-84-78--232 (+16)
25. Ellen Brantberg 78-80-76--234 (+18)
T28. Sharon Shin 75-78-84--237 (+21)

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