AUBURN, Wash. - The New Mexico State women's golf team ended its season finishing tied for 21st at the NCAA West Regional Tournament in Auburn, Wash., Saturday, May 7.
The Aggies tallied a three-day score of 954 (319-315-320) to finish in a tie for 21 on the par-72 6,266 yard Washington National Course. Senior Suteera (Pang) Chanachai was NM State's top finisher as she came in tied for 77th with a 237 (76-81-80).
USC won the team title, ending up at +2 overall (866). The Trojans beat Tennessee by 10 strokes. Also advancing from the West are Virginia (+23), UC Davis (+23), Arizona (+31), South Carolina (+38), Washington (+41) and Texas A&M (+44).
Tennessee's Erica Popson claimed medalist honors, finishing at -8 (208) to win by five strokes over USC's Lizette Salas. The win was Popson's fourth-straight first-place finish, one which she lost in a playoff.
Freshman Demi Mak and senior Apinporn (Mint) Swaschuto tied for 98th with a 241. Mak brought in scores of 86-77-78 while Swaschuto came in with scores of 82-78-81. Freshman Mieke Canan finished in a tie for 106th with a 243 (83-79-81). Senior Buz Bowerman-Ritchie tied at 117 with a 247 (78-86-83).
The Aggies conclude their season with its first visit to an NCAA regional tournament since 2006.