MESA, ARIZ. (April 15) - The New Mexico State women's golf team is in a tie for third place with Hawai'i at 305 after the after the first round of the Club Glove Western Athletic Conference women's golf championship. Nevada leads the way with a one-stroke lead over two-time defending champion San Jose State at the 6,121-yard, par-71 Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz.
The Wolf Pack carded a 301 while San Jose State came in with a 302. Senior Apinporn (Mint) Swaschuto led the Aggies tying for fourth with a 2-over-par 73, with one birdie and 14 pars on the day. Freshman Demi Mak is not far behind as she is tied for sixth on a 3-over-par 74.
"We played ok today and we are in a good position right now," head coach Paul Brilliant said. "If a couple of players can come through for us tomorrow, we should be in a good spot."
Nevada has three players in the top eight led by Joyce Chong who carded a one-over par 72 to finish tied for second place with San Jose State's Madeleine Ziegert.
Senior Buz Bowerman-Ritchie is tied for 15th with a 6-over-par 77, while senior Suteera (Pang) Chanachai and junior Ashley Elias are tied for 27th with a 10-over 81.
Wrapping up the team standings are Fresno State who sits in fifth place with 308, while Boise State is sixth at 310 and Idaho is seventh with 314.
The three-day tournament continues on Saturday with second-round tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m.