Women's Golf News

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Women's Golf News

Camille Orito Named WAC Women's Golfer Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Camille Orito has been named the Western Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week for Feb. 9 - Feb. 15.

Orito, a sophomore from Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West HS), tied for sixth place in a weather-shortened Delta Gamma Challenge in New Braunfels, Texas. She carded a three-under 68 in Sunday’s first round to sit just one shot out of the lead before shooting a three-over 74 in the second round to finish at an even-par 142 in the two-round tournament. The first round 68 is the lowest of any Aggie this season and a career-low for Orito.

Camille Orito Named WAC Golfer Of The Month

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced on Wednesday, Oct. 1, the WAC Golfers of the Month with sophomore Camille Orito earning the honor for the month of September.

Orito, a sophomore from Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West HS), competed in two tournaments during the month, finishing in the top-10 in both. She opened September winning the Hobble Creek Fall Classic in Springville, Utah with a 1-over par 143 (70-73). Orito helped the Aggies to a first place finish in the 12-team field that included three other WAC schools.

“She played really solid at BYU and she has just been hitting her tee shots and iron shots really well on a consistent basis,” said head coach Jackie Booth. “We are really working on her putting for the upcoming tournament that we are hosting next week. She had a hole-in-one on No. 6 here at NMSU and she had a bogey free round during qualifying recently.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Three Aggie Women's Golfers Named WGCA All-American Scholars

Coral Springs, Fla. -- The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars for Division I, II & III were announced today. A total of three women’s collegiate golfers from New Mexico State were recognized with this prestigious honor. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50.

Camille Orito, Fr.
Laura Barron, Jr.
Paige Darwin, Jr.

Aggie Women's Golf Selected For NCAA West Regional

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A day after winning the Western Athletic Conference Championship, the New Mexico State women’s golf team was selected by the NCAA to participate in the West Region of the NCAA Division I regional round being played Thursday, May 8, through Saturday, May 10.

The Aggies earned an automatic bid into the regional after Sunday’s come-from-behind win at the WAC tournament. NM State heads to Ce Elum, Wash., to play at the Tumble Creek at Suncadia Resort. There will be three 18-hole rounds played at the West Regional, which is being hosted by the University of Washington.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Orita Named WAC Women's Golfer of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO – New Mexico State’s Camille Orito has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week for April 7-13.

Orito, a freshman from Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West HS) finished in a three-way tie for first place at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic in Maricopa, Ariz. Her 1-under par 215 three-round score led New Mexico State its first tournament team title since October of 2010. Orito shot a career-best 1-under par 71 in the first round and followed it up with a career-best 2-under par 70 in the second round. The 1-under 215 is a career-best for Orito, who was playing in only her sixth tournament for NM State. Orito’s finish is the best Aggie finish since former Aggie golfer Demi Mak won the BYU at Entrada Classic in March of 2011.

NM State Women’s Golf Hires Former Aggie As Assistant Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women's golf head coach Jackie Booth announced Monday that the university has hired former Aggie men's golf standout Danny Bowen as an assistant coach for the women's golf program.

Bowen, a native of Albuquerque, played golf at NM State from 2002-06. As an Aggie, he helped the men's golf program win four tournaments, including two conference championships. Bowen was a three-time conference first team honoree and was also invited to participate in the NCAA West Regional Golf Tournament as an individual on two separate occasions.

"Bowen is a great alumnus from NMSU and grew up in the state of New Mexico so it's great to have him continue his career here," Booth said. "He also played a little professionally so it will be great to use his expertise from all levels. I believe he will help our team grow tremendously in all areas."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Booth Returns To Head Coaching Position For Women's Golf

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - After five years as the co-head coach for the New Mexico State women's golf team alongside Paul Brilliant, Jackie Booth now heads up the team on her own, the university announced, Thursday. Brilliant retired at the end of the 2011-12 season.

This is the second stint for Booth as the Aggie women's golf head coach. Booth was also the head coach at NM State from 1992 until the 1996-97 season, before leaving to the University of New Mexico where she coached for 10 years. She returned to NM State in 2007 to assist Brilliant. In 2011, Brilliant and Booth earned Western Athletic Conference Co-Head Coach of the Year honors.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball And Women’s Golf Honored For Perfect APR Score

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team and women’s golf team were honored by the NCAA along with more than 950 other Division I teams for their achievement in the classroom with the Public Recognition Awards announced Wednesday morning. This is the second year in a row that the women’s golf team received the honor and the first for the softball program.

“We have always tried to have a perfect score,” head women’s golf coach Paul Brilliant said. “We are just keeping the same tradition. Our philosophy is that they are student-athletes. I have told my players that they have little chance of getting on the professional tour without a degree, but with a college degree, the chances raise by 100%.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Women's Golf Receives NCAA Academic Award

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's golf team recently received the NCAA Public Recognition Award, which is bestowed on the teams that have an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) in the top 10 percent of all teams in their respective sport.

The Aggie women's golf team owns a 3.60 team grade point average and that is the highest of any team at NM State. The team's APR is 1,000, which is high above the NCAA standard of 925.

"We have high-expectations in the classroom for the student-athletes that join our team," head coach Paul Brilliant said. "Our student-athletes learn our to manage their time with practice, a vigorous travel schedule, and school work and continue to succeed in the class."  Continue Reading This Post >>

A Driving Force On the Green

Written By: Ashley deGruyter, NM State Athletic Dept.

As a sophomore, Demi Mak is a driving force on the greens for New Mexico State's women's golf team. After being named 2011 Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and tying for fourth place in the WAC championship, she has already proved to be a great asset for the team.

A native of Hong Kong, Mak is a very consistent player. After 34 rounds played last season she averaged 75.82 strokes per round. Head coach Paul Brilliant is high on Mak and knows that he can depend on her for consistent low scores.

"Golf is a very up and down sport, but she (Mak) maintains," Brilliant said. "Even when she is not playing so well, she always keeps her scores low."

Earlier this week (Sept. 12-13) at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic Mak placed 38th, with a total score of 277(73-77-77). The highlight of the tournament was when Mak made a Hole in One from 137 yards out, on her first shot of the second round.  Continue Reading This Post >>