Women's Golf Tournament Recaps

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Women's Golf Tournament Recaps

Aggie Women's Golf Finishes 15th At Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

FORT COLLINS, CO - The New Mexico State women's golf team finished 15th at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic coming in with a 309 in the final round of play, Tuesday, Sept. 13.

NM State finished ahead of WAC foe Nevada, while UC-Davis took home the Ram Fall Classic Title finishing with a three-round score of 873. Illinois and Colorado tied for second place in the 19-team field with an 875.

"There were some tough pins on this course this year and yesterday we struggled a bit," co-head coach Jackie Booth said. "It's early in the season and we are learning some valuable lessons."

Senior Ashley Elias led the way for NM State on the par-72, Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins, Colo. She finished the tournament with a 226 (72-79-75) to tie for 33rd. Elias carded 31 pars and eight birdies during the three rounds of play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Two Aggies Earn First Team All-WAC; Booth And Brilliant Named WAC Coaches Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MESA, AZ - The New Mexico State women's golf team made a hard charge at the end of the Club Glove WAC Women's Golf Championship to finish second, just two-strokes out of first, at the Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz., Sunday, April 17.

The Aggies finished with a three round score of 886 to mark the third time in six years NM State finished second at the WAC Championship. However, the Aggies were able to bring home plenty of hardware as senior Suteera (Pang) Chanachai and freshman Demi Mak earned first team All-WAC honors, while coaches Paul Brilliant and Jackie Booth were named WAC Co-Coaches of the Year. Mak also earned Freshman of the Year honors, while she and senior Apinporn (Mint) Swaschuto tied for fourth with an 8-over-par 221.

"We started a little sluggish in the morning, but we made a push in the back nine and made things interesting," Brilliant said. "I am proud of our team and proud of the honors we have received. All the time and work this team has put in is showing."

All five Aggie golfers finished in the top 15 as senior Lauren (Buz) Bowerman-Ritchie came in 7th just one stroke behind Mak and Swaschuto and junior Ashley Elias tied for 9th with a 12-over-par 225. Chanachai tied for 14 as she carded a 228 with her best round coming on Sunday carding a 2-over-par 73.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Take Second At Cowgirl Classic; Two Players Finish In Top 10

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CHANDLER, AZ - The New Mexico State women's golf team placed second at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic beating 21 other teams with a three-round score of 899 (310-288-301) on the par-72, 6,184 yard Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, Ariz., Tuesday, April 5.

NM State also had two players finish in the top ten out of 122 student-athletes participating in the two-day event. Senior Suteera (Pang) Chanachai carded a career-low 67 in round two of the tournament, making it the third round in her career that she scored in the 60s. She finished the tournament with a 1-over-par 73 in round three to tie for third with an even-par 216. She tied with Portland State's Kalyn Dodge and was one of only four players to finish at or under par in the tournament.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Demi Mak Wins BYU At Entrada Classic; First Aggie Freshman To Win A Tournament Since 2004

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ST. GEORGE, UT - New Mexico State freshman Demi Mak won the 2011 BYU-Entrada Classic on the par-72, 6,073 yard Entrada at Snow Canyon Course, Tuesday, March 22.

Mak carded rounds of 74-74-70 for a 2-over-par 218. The 2-under-par 70 she carded in round three was a tournament low with only one other player carding a 70 in the three rounds of play. Mak is the first freshman Aggie player to win a tournament since Lehua Wise, who plays on the Futures Tour, won the Sun Belt Conference Championships in 2004. Co-head coach Jackie Booth, who played golf at BYU enjoyed watching her team play on the Snow Canyon Course.

"It was fun to see it come together and to see Demi pick up the win today," Booth said. "It is cool to see the team get better every tournament and that golf course is always fun and challenging. "  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Golf Garners Top Ten Finish At Arizona Invitational

Written By: Lauren Cordova for NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M - The New Mexico State women's golf team finished sixth out of 16 teams at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational, with a final score of 913 at The Golf Club at Vistoso, which is a par 72, 6,250 yard course in Tucson.

NM State women's golf team is off to a good start, this spring ranking in at No.55 and placing higher than No.23 Washington, which placed 11th, No.48 San Diego State which placed ninth, and No.37 Oklahoma State which placed 13th.

"We played in the wind to day but it was a good experience," head Coach Paul Brilliant said. "The good teams pulled away but it shows that we can play with some of the best teams in the nation."

The score of 913 placed the Aggies higher than San Jose State, who won the WAC Championship in 2009 and 2010, Idaho and Hawaii, who are also in the WAC. It was Arizona who won with a score of 875. On the individual side Arizona's Isabelle Boineau took first place with a four- under- par 212.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Play Well In Round One Of Arizona Invitational

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - The New Mexico State women's golf team tallied a 297 finishing round one of the 2011 Wildcat Invitational in sixth place. Seniors Pang Chanachai and Mint Swaschuto led the way for the Aggies as both players scored an even par at The Golf Club at Vistoso, which is a par 72, 6,250 yard course in Tucson.

NM State carded 13 birdies to finish sixth in the 16 team field, which includes the likes of No. 7 California, No. 11 Arizona, No. 22 UC-Davis, and No. 27 Washington. Chanachai tallied three birdies and 12 pars while Swaschuto marked two birdies and 14 pars to tie for 11th on the individual leader board after 18-holes of play.

"We played well today and the team seemed to be playing comfortably," head coach Paul Brilliant said. "Hopefully this is a sign that we picked up right where we left off in the fall."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Price's Give 'Em Five Tournament Photos

NM State Price's Give 'Em Five Tournament Photos

Aggie Women's Golf Wins 2010 Price's Give 'Em Five Intercollegiate Tournament

Demi MakLAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's golf team won the 2010 Price's "Give 'Em Five" Intercollegiate, which was being held at the NMSU Golf Course this week with a team score of 2-over-par 866.

It is the first time since 2006 NM State has won its home tournament as the Aggies beat out 13 other teams from across the country. The Aggies went into the final day of the tournament tied for first with Baylor after carding the best round of the day on Tuesday. NM State had the best round of the day and the second best round of the tournament on Wednesday, with a 286.

Baylor, who came in second, finished five strokes behind the Aggies, while Mississippi State and UTEP tied for third with a 19-over-par 883.

"It was a great tournament and we are very proud of our players, staff and everyone involved," head coach Paul Brilliant said. "It proves that we are working to get back to where we want to. The hard work the student-athletes and co-head coach Jackie Booth are putting in is paying off."

Freshman Demi Mak of Hong Kong led the way for NM State this week as she carded two rounds under par finishing with a 2-under 214. She fired a 71 in round one and in the final round to finish for a tie for second. Mak shot 11 birdies in the three-day tournament, most for an Aggie in the 2010 Price's.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Price's Give 'Em Five Tournament Photos

NM State Price's Give 'Em Five Tournament Photos

NMSU Women's Golf Finishes Second At WAC Championships; Chanachai Named Freshman Of The Year

FRESNO, CA - The New Mexico State women's golf team fired a 10-over par 298 in the final day of the 2008 WAC Championships at the Sunnyside Country Club Wednesday, Apr. 23 to move up one spot from day two and finish in second place at the championships. Freshman Suteera Chanachai and sophomore Brittany Collins finished No. 2 and No. 3 overall in the individual medalists while Chanachai was named the WAC Freshman of the Year.

The Aggies finished the tournament firing a 48-over par 912 as a team over the three days, which was seven strokes back of Fresno State who overcame a seven-stroke deficit entering the final round to win the championships. NMSU 298 shot on Wednesday was its best round of the tournament.  Continue Reading This Post >>