NM State Women's Golf Set for the 2012 WAC Championship
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  04/19/2012

MESA, Ariz.-The New Mexico State women's golf team is set to travel to Mesa, Ariz., to compete in the 2012 WAC Women's Golf Championship, April 23-25. 

The three-day tournament will be played at the Longbow Golf Club in Mesa.  The women will play from the par 71, 6,121 championship tees.  There will be one 18-hole round played each day of the tournament with each round beginning at 6:30 a.m. (MT).

Sophomore Demi Mak, who is one of only two Aggie golfers to play in all nine tournaments this season, leads NM State this season.  Mak is also the only NM State golfer to shoot a round in the 60s this season and her team-leading 75.56 average score is the third-best average in the WAC.  Mak's tie for eighth place finish at the Alamo Invitational in San Antonio (Oct. 30-Nov. 1) was the highest finish by any Aggie golfer this season.

Joining Mak for the WAC championship will be sophomores Lindsay Reeve and Amelie Buhl, junior Aileen Meredith and senior Ashley Elias. 

Elias also competed in all nine tournaments this season and, along with Mak, also competed in last year's WAC championship.  She finished the season with a 78.15 scoring average and tied for 23rd at the Aggies' final tournament, the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic (Apr. 9-11), her best finish of the season.  Reeve competed in five tournaments this season finishing with an average score of 83.47.  Her best finish came at the Aggies' home tournament, the Price's Give Em Five Intercollegiate (Oct. 10-12), where she finished tied for 37th.  Buhl also played in five tournaments this season, finishing with a scoring average of 83.07 and scoring a season-best tie for 52nd at the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational (Feb. 20-21).  Meredith played in seven tournaments, finished with a 80.71 scoring average and had her best finish of the season at the BYU at Entrada Classic (Mar. 19-20) where she finished in a tie for 54th.

NM State finished the season on a strong note, placing 12th out of 24 teams during the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic in Arizona.  The team that participated for the Aggies in the Cowgirl Classic is the same team that will compete during the WAC championship. The Aggies' best tournament finish during the season was at their home tournament, the Price's Give Em Five Intercollegiate, where they placed seventh out of 16 teams.

Not only do the Aggies hope to feed off their performance at the Cowgirl Classic, they also hope to feed off last year's WAC championship in Mesa where they finished second, losing to eventual WAC champion San Jose State by only two strokes.  Individually, Mak finished tied for fourth with a three-round final score of 221 (+8).  Former NM State golfer Apinporn Swaschuto also tied for fourth with a 221 while former NM State golfer Lauren Bowerman-Ritchie finished one stroke back in seventh place.  Elias finished with a three-round final score of 225 placing her in a tie for ninth. 

For a recap of each day's team and individual results log on to NMStateSports.com or follow the action live with live scoring at golfstat.com.

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