LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Feb. 13, 2013) - New Mexico State
women's golf team head coach Jackie Booth has added a ninth member to her squad
for this season's spring schedule.
Viviana Macias comes to NM State from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. As a junior golfer in Mexico, she played in
tournaments both in her home country and also in the United States.
help this spring, she has played in several international tournaments," Booth
said. "That experience has given her the confidence necessary to compete at the
Macias was ranked as the second-best junior golfer in Mexico and had an
opportunity to play alongside fellow Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa, one of the
top players on the LPGA tour.
Macias finished second at the Texas Junior Golf Tour's University of Texas
Invitational and seventh at the Texas-Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament. That same year she was invited to participate
in the American Junior Golf Association's World Championships, consisting of
the best junior golfers in the world.
Macias would finish 30th in the tournament.
It won't take
long for Macias to make her Aggie debut as Booth has chosen Macias to be part
of the team that will travel to California this weekend to start off the spring
NM State will
compete at the Folino Invitational hosted by Cal-State Fullerton beginning on
Sunday (Feb. 17).
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