Matadors Finish Strong With Final Round 304, Remain 10th at Anteater Invitational

March 29, 2011

DOVE CANYON, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's golf team trimmed 14 shots off their previous best round with a final round 304 but remained 10th at the Anteater Invitational at Dove Canyon C.C. Kylie Kimura posted her fifth top-20 finish to lead CSUN.

The Matadors, who were 10th after rounds of 318-323 on Monday, carded one of the lower rounds on Tuesday with a final round 304 but could not move up. Since posting back-to-back rounds in the 290's at New Mexico State on Oct. 11-13, Northridge has not been able to break 300 in 16 rounds since.

Portland State claimed the team title with a three-round score of 890 which edged Nevada (896) by six shots. Host UC Irvine (899) was third, Long Beach State (900) was fourth and Idaho (914) rounded out the top-five in the 12-team field.

Kimura, who has a pair of top-10 finishes, added a top-20 finish by finishing tied for 13th at (+14) 227. Kimura was 22nd after rounds of 77-78 on Monday but closed with a one over-par 72 on Tuesday to move into a tie for 13th. With just the Big West Championship yet to be played, Kimura leads the Matadors with a 77.1 stroke average.

Lady Samson, playing her second straight tournament, finished tied for 31st at (+23) 236 with scores of 81-77-78. Samson has now scored in the 70's in three of five rounds over the last two tournaments.

Senior Ashlee Nagamine tied for 39th at (+27) 240 after posting rounds of 81-82-77, Ellen Krausse finished 44th at (+29) 242 after rounds of 79-86-77 and Jennel Alexander wound up tied for 57th at (+38) 251 with scores of 81-86-84.

The Matadors will return to action Apr. 17-19 at the Big West Championship. CSUN will try to improve on its fifth-place finish from 2010 when the 54-hole championship is played at Tijeras Creek Golf Club.

MAR. 28-29, 2011

1. Portland State 296-298-296 (890)
2. Nevada 300-306-290 (896)
3. UC Irvine 301-305-293 (899)
4. Long Beach State 292-300-308 (900)
5. Idaho 312-309-293 (914)
10. Northridge 318-323-304 (945)

T13. Kylie Kimura 77-78-72--227 (+14)
T31. Lady Samson 81-77-78--236 (+23)
T39. Ashlee Nagamine 81-82-77--240 (+27)
44. Ellen Krausse 79-86-77--242 (+29)
T57. Jennel Alexander 81-86-84--251 (+38)