Mak Completes Round One of NCAA West Regional
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  05/10/2012

ERIE, Colo. - After one round of play at the NCAA Division I Women's Golf West Regional New Mexico State sophomore Demi Mak is tied for 94th with a 7-over-par 79, Thursday, May 10 on the the 6,575 yard, par 72 Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Colo.

Mak, the runner-up at the 2012 WAC Championships, tallied two birdies and 11 pars but struggled on hole No. 11 and hole No. 16 to card a 7-over-par on the day.

"I didn't get to practice too much this week with finals and the end of semester going on and I had a rough start to the day," Mak said.  "The course is great and the ball took big bounces, which helped some.  Tomorrow will be a better day."

Stanford leads all teams and was the only team to finished under par with a 1-under-par 287 on the day. Stanford's  Sydney Burlison is the individual leader after day one of play as she tallied a 5-under-par 67 in round one. Baylor's Hayley Davis is in second with a 3-under-par 69 and North Carolina's Catherine O'Donnell is in third just one stroke behind Davis.

Round two of the tournament is set to begin with tee-times starting at 7:30a.m. (MT), Friday, May 11.

Three regional tournaments are being conducted May 10-12 to determine the championships field. Regional tournaments are considered preliminary rounds of NCAA championships competition, and all national championships policies apply.

A total of 378 participants have been selected for regional competition. Of these players, 126 will advance to the championships finals. Eight teams and two individuals will advance from each regional.

The championships finals will be held May 22-25 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn., and will be hosted by Vanderbilt.

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