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Lobos Drop to 12th at Edean Ihlanfeldt
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/07/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 7, 2008

The Lobos just aren't enjoying the Great Northwest too much. UNM fell to 12th place after two rounds of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational being played at the Sahalee Country Club outside Seattle.

UNM was in 10th place after completing its round, but freshman Sarah Salvo had the misfortune of signing an incorrect scorecard. The error cost the Lobos nine shots and increased their second-round total to 322. Their 36-hole total of 641 is 35 shots behind leader Stanford.

The Lobos had actually moved up to 7th place on the back nine today, but lost 12 shots on the final three holes.

UNM is competing without its top golfer as junior Jodi Ewart is currently representing her native England at the World Amateur Team Championships in Australia. Ewart shot a 1-over 73 in today's first round.

Senior Morgan Grantham led the Lobos in the second round with a 5-over 77. She got off to a great start with three birdies in the first four holes and went out in 34. The back nine was tougher, though, as Grantham played it in 7-over. She is tied for 25th at 155.

Senior Mikaela Backstedt was 3-over after a birdie at 15, but lost three shots coming in to finish with a 6-over 78 and a two-day total of 159. Freshman Rebecca Hellbom finished with an 82 and is at 162. Junior Britney Choy is at 173 after shooting an 85 today.

The individual leader is Long Beach State's Kay Hoey at 1-over 145.

Final round action begins Wednesday at 9 a.m. Mountain Time. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com.

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