BOULDER CITY, Nev. (March 9) - The New Mexico State women's golf team wrapped up the 2011 UNLV Spring Invitational 13th out of 15 teams with a three-round score of 915 at the par 72, 6,271 yard Boulder Creek Golf Club Course.
The Aggies carded rounds of 306-303-306 as nationally ranked Pepperdine won the tournament with an 844 in three round. Brigham Young University finished in second place, 14 strokes behind the winner and Oklahoma came in third place and was the only other team to score under par with an 863.
Senior Buz Bowerman-Ritchie was the Aggies' top finisher with a 7-over-par 223 (74-76-73) to come in tied for 27th. BYU's Kelsey Vines and Pepperdine's Danielle Kang tied for first with a 10-under 206, while Idaho's Kayla Mortellaro placed third with a 7-under-par 211.
"This was another tough tournament for us to play in and I am glad the younger players were able to get some good experience out of this," head coach Paul Brilliant said.
Freshman Demi Mak tied for 30th with an 8-over-par 224 (75-73-76) and junior Ashley Elias came in with a 16-over 232 (78-77-77) to tied for 52nd. Freshmen Mieke Canan and Estefania Buritica tied for 63 and 72 respectivley. Canan carded a 238 (81-77-80) and Buritica came in with a 242 (79-83-80).
The Aggies have a couple of weeks until their next tournament, which is the BYU/Dixie Classic, hosted by BYU in St. George, Utah, March 21-22.