Matadors Post 19-Shot Improvement In Second Round, Move Up To Ninth at New Mexico State

Oct. 12, 2010

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Following an illness-filled opening round, the Cal State Northridge women's golf team posted a 19-stroke improvement carding a second round 292 at the Price's "Give 'Em Five" Intercollegiate at New Mexico State University G.C.

Several Matador players were under the weather on Monday when the team finished with a team score of 311, the highest 18-hole score of the season. But Tuesday was a different story as CSUN posted a team score of 292 to move up to ninth place.

"The girls felt a lot better today and that showed in our scores," said Bonnie Murphy. "One more day out here certainly helped their course management."

Junior Kylie Kimura again led the Matadors as she posted a second round one over-par 73 after an opening round 75. She is currently tied for 18th at (+4) 148, eight shots off the lead.

Senior Ashlee Nagamine, who was 41st after Monday's round of 77, carded a (+2) 74 on Tuesday to move up to 34th at (+7) 151. Junior Ellen Krausse followed up Monday's 80 with an even-par round of 72 on Tuesday to move into 41st at (+8) 152.

Senior Maurissa Medina had a seven-shot improvement on Tuesday, posting a 73 after Monday's 80. Medina is currently tied for 44th at (+9) 153. Sophomore Margo Dionisio rounded out the Matador scoring with a round of (+3) 75 while left her tied for 49th at (+10) 154.

"Hopefully we can play better or at least duplicate what we did today in the final round tomorrow," added Murphy.

Host New Mexico State is tied for the team lead with first-round leader Baylor after two rounds. The Aggies and Mississippi State fired the best rounds of the day with a (+3) 291.

The tournament concludes with 18 holes on Wednesday.