UNM Women 5th at Dick McGuire Invitational
New Mexico Golf News Notebook : The UNM Lobo Women’s Golf Team finished 5th at the Lobos’ Dick McGuire Invitational, nine shots behind winner Denver University.
The 54-hole event held on the Lobos’ home UNM Championship Golf Course ended Monday with Lobo freshman Myah McDonald posting a career-best one-under performance.
McDonald tied for fifth place overall individually after shooting a 72-71-72 on the par-72 golf course. Over three days she posted 11 birdies.
The top five teams finished just nine strokes apart. New Mexico finished 9-over, six strokes out of second place and nine shots behind Denver. Pepperdine took second at 3-over and Washington finished third at 7-over.
The Lobos posted the third-most birdies on the competition (45).
McDonald was followed by sophomore Napat “Jenny” Lertsadwattana, who finished T13 overall. She shot 72-75-71 to finish at 2-over.
Sophomore Lauren Lehigh finished third for UNM, tying for 18th overall. She shot a 73 in all three rounds to finish at 3-over. She matched McDonald’s 11 birdies to tie for ninth in birdie production.
Senior Caroline Jansson tied for 31st at 8-over.
Sophomore Chloé Lauer rounded out the Lobo lineup, finishing T45. The New Mexico individuals included senior Serena Chon, junior Kamie Hamada and redshirt-senior Reva Morris. Chon were tied for 38th at 10–over, followed by Hamada at 11-over and Morris at 18-over.
Next up for the Lobos:New Mexico is set to travel to Rancho Mirage, Calif., for the 2021 Mountain West Championship April 20-21.
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Dan Vukelich is editor of New Mexico Golf News
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