Women's Golf Tournament Recaps

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Women's Golf Tournament Recaps

NMSU Women's Golf Finishes In Second Place At 2018 WAC Championships.

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State women's golf team completed a tightly contested Western Athletic Conference Championship on Wednesday at The Legacy Golf Resort. The Aggies finished with scores of 290-288-291—869 (+17) for second place, one stroke behind conference champion Grand Canyon.

A pair of NM State golfers finished in the top-three, led by 2017 WAC Golfer of the Year Pun Chanachai who shot a 72-69-69—210 (-3) to finish in second place on the individual leaderboard. Kennedie Montoya tied for third shooting a 71-72-72—215 (+2). Chanachai led the Aggies with 11 birdies after 54 holes of play and Montoya followed just behind with 10.

Maria Prado finished in a tie for 17th after posting scores of 73-73-77—223 (+10). Dominique Galloway was two strokes behind Prado at 74-74-77—225 (+12) to tie for 20th and freshman Tiegan Taylor took 23rd firing a 78-75-73—226 (+13).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Pun Chanachai Takes First Place At Mission Hills Invite

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - The New Mexico State women's golf team opened the spring season at the Mission Hills Individual Invite on the Arnold Palmer Course in Rancho Mirage, Calif. As the only golfer to shoot under par, Pun Chanachai took home her third first-place finish of the year shooting a 70 (-2) on the 18-hole event.

Strong play from the Aggie golfers did not stop there with Dominique Galloway shooting a one-over (73) to tie for fourth. That was followed by Angela Xu who finished in eighth with a one-round total of 76 (+4).

Maria Prado and Kennedie Montoya were one stroke behind at five-over (77) to tie the NM State golfers for ninth. Freshman Tiegan Taylor rounded out the Aggies after firing a 79 (+7) to tie for 18th.

New Mexico State women's golf returns to action at the Bruin/Wave Invitational, Feb. 26-27, in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

NMSU Womens Golf Finishes In Seventh At Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State women's golf team completed the three-day, 54-hole Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown on Tuesday. After firing 288-290-301—879 (+15) the Aggies finished in seventh place out of 16 teams.

Dominique Galloway led the charge for NM State with rounds of 70-69-76 to finish at 215 (-1) to tie for 13th on the individual leaderboard. Maria Prado followed closely behind at one-over, 217, to tie for 20th. Prado also led the Aggies with 10 birdies at tournament's end and Galloway added nine of her own.

Kennedie Montoya fired 74-75-74—223 (+7) to finish in a tie for 43rd. Pun Chanachai shot a 73-77-75—225 (+9) which placed the Aggie in a tie for 54th. Freshman Tiegan Taylor rounded out the Aggie lineup with a 75-76-87—238 (+22) to tie for 89th.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Golf Wins Fourth Consecutive WAC Title; Chanachai Takes Individual Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MISSION HILLS, KS - The New Mexico State women’s golf team finished the third and final round at the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championship on Friday. The Aggies led the field with a total of 907 (+67) to win their fourth-straight WAC Championship by five strokes.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Golf Finishes Wraps Up Play At Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BOULDER CITY, NV - The Aggies completed the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown after a final round of 292 (+4) which placed them in 17th. Team play was highlighted by shooting 112 holes for par and 25 birdies through 36 holes.

Pun Chanachai led the team through both rounds as she fired 72-70--140 (-2) and finished in a tie for 28th. Kristen Cline fired a 73 in both rounds to bring her total score to 146 (+2) which tied for 59th place.

Camille Orito matched Cline with a score of 73 in round two, a personal best, and she had a tournament score of 148 (+4) to tie for 70th. Chanachai, Cline and Orito accounted for 20 of NM State's 25 birdies.

Angela Xu competed in her first team event as an Aggie and carded a 77-76—153 (+9), as she tied for 95th. Rounding out the Aggies, Kennedie Montoya put up 78-76—154 (+10) which put her in a tie for 99th.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Golf In 18th After First Round Of Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BOULDER CITY, NV - Freshman Pun Chanachai leads the Aggies and is tied for 36th place heading into the second round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. As a team, the Aggies are in 18th, with 53 holes for par and 13 birdies, through 18 holes.

Chanchai shot even, 72, in the first round. Right behind, Kristen Cline scored a 73 (+1) and is tied for 48th. After the first round, the pair contributed seven birdies for the Aggies as Chanachai shot four and Cline had three of her own.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Golf Finishes In 9th Place At NCAA Regional

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SHOAL CREEK, AL - The New Mexico State Aggies improved one spot in the final round and finished ninth at the NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Saturday at the Shoal Creek Country Club.

NM State posted a final round 310, the best of those not making the top six, and finished with a 931 for the tournament. The Aggies finished three strokes behind No. 47 Clemson who placed eighth at 929. No. 16 California was seventh at 924.

NM State finished the regional four strokes ahead No. 41 Vanderbilt who was 10th at 935. The Aggies, who concluded their season, beat a total of five Top 50 teams in the tournament and was the top non-Top 50 team.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Golf Slips To 10th After Second Round Of NCAA Regional

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SHOAL CREEK, AL - The New Mexico State Aggies struggled during the second round of the NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Friday at the Shoal Creek Country Club, falling to 10th in the field.

NM State posted a 318 for the round for a two-round total of 621. The Aggies are still only seven strokes behind No. 16 California who is in sixth – the final qualifying spot for the NCAA national tournament.

The Aggies are two strokes in front of No. 40 Notre Dame in 11th at 623 and three strokes out of a tie for eighth between No. 41 Vanderbilt and No. 47 Clemson at 618. No. 50 Michigan is seventh at 616.

The Aggies are the highest non-ranked team through two rounds and hold an advantage over four Top 50 squads.

"We had a very up and down round for the team," said NM State head coach Jackie Booth. "We made lots of birdies, but we also gave them back with too many big numbers."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Golf Sixth, Macias Fourth After First Round Of NCAA Regionals

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SHOAL CREEK, AL - Paced by the strong play of senior Viviana Macias, the New Mexico State Aggies are sixth as a team after the opening round of the NCAA Shoal Creek Regional on Thursday at the Shoal Creek Country Club.

Macias fired a 1-over-par 73 to sit in a fourth place tie, just three strokes off the individual lead. She led the Aggies to a 303 first round, just seven strokes out of the lead held by No. 8 Northwestern at 296. No. 22 Florida State is second at 299, with No. 25 Tennessee third at 300, No. 9 Oklahoma State fourth at 301 and No. 41 Vanderbilt fifth at 302.

NM State played through the windy conditions that picked up midway through the round to hold a three stroke advantage over No. 1 Alabama who posted a 306 and holds a lead over seven Top 50 teams in the 18-team field.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Golf Wins Third Consecutive WAC Title, Montoya Claims Individual Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BLAINE, WA - The New Mexico State Aggies collected a "Three-Pete" on Sunday, as they won their third straight Western Athletic Conference Championship led by WAC Individual Champion Kennedie Montoya.

The Aggies clinched their third-straight title by posting a 3-over 291 in the final round at the Semiahmoo Country Club for an 884 and a 16-stroke lead over Seattle U. at 900. Utah Valley was third at 912.

The Aggies dominated the final round, halted 40 minutes because of thunderstorms, outdistancing the day's next best rounds by 13 strokes.

"I'm so proud of this team," said NM State head coach Jackie Booth. "We were concerned about the wet conditions, but they were just like ducks on a pond. From the very beginning it was theirs to take and they went after it."  Continue Reading This Post >>