Women's Golf Tournament Recaps

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Women's Golf Tournament Recaps

NMSU Women's Golf Wins UTRGV Invitational

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MCALLEN, TX - Start strong, finish stronger.

The NM State women's golf team did exactly that Tuesday at McAllen Country Club, closing out the UTRGV Invitational with a team score of even-par 288 to win the tournament.

Led by sophomore Amelia McKee's individual title-winning effort, the Aggies dominated the field at 21-over 885, finishing 10 strokes ahead of second-place Incarnate Word (+31, 895) to capture their third event win of the season.

McKee, who entered the third round tied for first at one-under 143, delivered her best performance Tuesday. She fired a three-under 69 in the final round to finish at four-under 212 overall, concluding the tournament as the only under-par competitor.

The Spring, Texas, native came in six strokes of ahead of second-place finisher Texas A&M - Corpus Christi's Autumn Bynum, who carded a two-over 218 overall.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Golf Dominates Aggie Invitational, Wins Team And Individual Titles

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Aggies are champions yet again.

The NM State women's golf team claimed both the team and individual titles at the Aggie Invitational Wednesday, dominating the course and field en route to a 33-stroke victory. It is the second tournament title that the Aggies have won this season, previously taking home the trophy at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic.

Sophomore Amelia McKee earned her first collegiate win, finishing at five-under-par 211 to claim the individual title. She came back with a three-under-par 69 one day after firing a career-best five-under-par 67 in the second round.

The entire Aggie fivesome finished in the top 25. Senior Dominique Galloway placed second at one-under-par 215, while freshman Alison Gastelum came in at two-over-par 218, tying for fifth.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Golf Captures Team Title At Ptarmigan Ram Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

FORT COLLINS, CO - The reigning Western Athletic Conference champions are adding more hardware to their trophy case.

The Aggies won the team title at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic Tuesday, finishing in first place with an overall score of 26-over-par 890. NM State finished ahead of host Colorado State (895, +31) and third-place San Francisco (897, +33).

NM State sat alone in first place through 36 holes of play, firing an overall team score of 13-over-par 589 across yesterday's first and second rounds. The Aggies never lost their grip on the lead in the final round, holding off surges from both Colorado State and San Francisco to claim the title.

Senior Dominique Galloway carded the Aggies' top individual finish, tying for fourth at four-over-par 220. The performance marks her second top-10 finish and third top-25 finish of the season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Golf Claims WAC Title; Galloway Wins Individual Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAKEWOOD, WA - The New Mexico State women’s golf team captured its fifth Western Athletic Conference Championship in six years, taking down Seattle U in a playoff after both squads finished with a +33 after three rounds.

The Aggies entered Saturday’s action trailing Seattle U by one stroke. However, NM State caught the Redhawks to tie it after 36 holes before winning in a playoff. This was New Mexico State’s ninth WAC championship overall, a conference best.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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 >>