Matadors Tied for Fourth After Opening Round of Big West Championship

April 18, 2010

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The 2010 Big West Women's Golf Championship is underway and Cal State Northridge carded an opening round 317 and is tied for fourth place heading into Monday's second round at San Luis Obispo Country Club.

The Matadors, who came in at 317, are tied with UC Riverside after one round. Top-seeded UC Davis shot 298 on Sunday and takes an eight-shot lead into Monday's second round. UC Irvine is in second place at 306, just one stroke ahead of Long Beach State, which shot a 307. Cal Poly (324) is in sixth place and Cal State Fullerton (338) is in seventh.

Individually, junior Ashlee Nagamine and freshman Margo Dionisio are tied for 13th to lead the Matadors. After finishing with a six over-par 42 on the front nine, Nagamine had four birdies and two pars in shooting even-par 36 on the back nine. Dionisio had two pars and one birdie in shooting a four over-par 40 on the front and then had seven pars and two bogeys in carding a two over-par 38 on the back.

Nagamine and Dionisio (+6) 78 trail leader Alice Kim of UC Davis by just six shots leads after 18 holes. Kim shot an even par round of 72 today and has a two-shot lead over teammate Amy Simanton.

Freshman Clariss Guce is also in the top-20 after one round as she finished at (+8) 80 followed by Maurissa Medina (+9) 81 in 23rd and Kendall Patten (+13) 85 is 30th.

Cal State Northridge is looking for its first Big West title since 2004 when the Matadors won their second of back-to-back conference team championships.

The 54-hole tournament continues with 18 holes on both Monday and Tuesday.

BIG WEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS San Luis Obispo, Calif. San Luis Obispo Country Club Par 72, 6,168 yards 18 of 54 holes

TEAMS 1. UC Davis, 298 2. UC Irvine, 306 3. Long Beach State, 307 T4. UC Riverside, 317 T4. Cal State Northridge, 317 6. Cal Poly, 324 7. Cal State Fullerton, 338

NORTHRIDGE T13. Ashlee Nagamine, 78 T13. Margo Dionisio, 78 T20. Clariss Guce, 80 T23. Maurissa Medina, 81 T30. Kendall Patten, 85