BOULDER CITY, Nev. - The New Mexico State women's golf team moved the ladder from 13th in round one to a tie for ninth after two rounds of play. NM State improved by three strokes at the UNLV Spring Invitational with a 303 on the par 72, 6,244 yard Boulder Creek Golf Club Course.
The Aggies head into the final day of play with a 609 tied with Ball State and just one stoke behind Baylor and Colorado State. Nationally ranked Pepperdine took over the top spot after carding a 278 in round two. Brigham Young University, who lead after round one is in second with a two-round score of 565, just three stokes behind the leader.
Freshman Dem Mak carded three birdies in round two and finished with a 1-over-par 73. She is now tied for 21 with a two-round score of 4-over 148. BYU's Kesley Vines is on top of the individual leader board with an 8-under-par 136, while three players are tied for second, four strokes behind Vines.
Senior Buz Bowerman-Ritchie finished the day with a 4-over-par 76 and is now tied for 30th, while junior Ashley Elias tallied a 77 in round two and is currently in a tie for 49th.
Freshman Mieke Canan also carded a 5-over-par 77, but is tied for 57th after she carded an 81 in round one. Fellow freshman Estefanie Burtica rounds out the Aggie line up tied for 70th with a two-round score of 8-over 162.
NM State finishes the UNLV Spring Invitational, Wednesday, March 9, with tee times starting at approximately 9:00 a.m. (MT).