Sept. 15, 2009
SPOKANE, Wash. - Junior Maurissa Medina is in ninth place and the Cal State Northridge women's golf team is third after two rounds of the season-opening Bulldog and Eagle Invitational at Hangman Valley GC.
As a team, the Matadors carded team rounds of 313-301 (614) and trail team-leading Northern Arizona (604) by 10 strokes heading into Tuesday's final round. Montana is currently in second place at 612 in the 14-team field.
Medina, a junior from Fresno, Calif., paced Northridge over the first two rounds with a total of (+8) 152. Medina is ninth after a first round 78 and a second round 74. Fellow junior Ashlee Nagamine is tied for 16th at (+10) 154 after rounds of 79-75. Medina is eight shots off the pace set by Sage Suffecool of Gonzaga who shot a two round, evenb-par 144.
Also for the Matadors, sophomores Kendall Patten and Lady Samson along with freshman Clariss Guce are all tied for 23rd at (+12) 156. Patten completed rounds of 76-80 while Guce, competing in her first collegiate tournament, and Samson posted identical rounds of 80-76.
"I'm proud of how composed the team was today," said Head Coach Bonnie Murphy. "We fought through some bad holes and did not let get anything get us down. We just have to eliminate our big holes but we definitely have a chance on Tuesday."
Tuesday's final round begins at 7:30 a.m. with golfers teeing off from No. 1 and No. 10.
- GO MATADORS -