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Christine Fernandez

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nevada

High School:
Foothill

Last College:
Tulsa

Birthdate:
12/07/1983

Experience:
2L

Senior Christine Fernandez joined the Lobos in 2003-04 after playing for the University of Tulsa for one year...named to the 2005 All-Mountain West team...finished last season ranked 71st by Golfweek...was a member of the American All-Star Team Orient Tour this past summer.

AS A JUNIOR (2004-05)...fourth in the Mountain West with a 75.26 average...began the season by tying for 17th at the Dick McGuire Invitational with a 4-over 223...impressive showing at the NCAA Fall Preview, tying for fifth with a 1-over 214, her best 54-hole total at UNM...led the Lobos at the Stanford Intercollegiate, tying for 16th place with a 7-over 217...tied for 28th place with a 10-over 226 at the Landfall Tradition...went 2-2 in the Collegiate Match Play Championship...she topped Romi Irons of North Carolina, 5 & 4, and Allison Chell of UNLV, 5 & 3...tied for 30th at the Regional Challenge with a 17-over 230...tied for 24th at the Gameocock Classic after carding a 240 (+24)...shot a 229 to tie for 46th at the PING/Arizona State Invitational...earned All-Mountain West honors after tying for fourth at the conference championships with an 11-over 224...tied for 31st with a 13-over 229 at the NCAA Central Regionals.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2003-04)...finished the season ranked 77th by Golf Stat and 85th by Golfweek...was the top finisher for the Lobos at the NCAA Championships with a 7-over 295, good for 33rd place...shot an even-par (72) in the last round of the NCAA Preview to finish with a three-round total of 232, good for 53rd place...tied for 20th place with a 226 at the Dick McGuire Invitational...tied for 57th place with a 229 at the Stanford Intercollegiate...shot a 226 to tie for 15th place at the Landfall Tradition...fired a 220 to tie for eighth place at the Las Vegas Founders Collegiate Showdown...tied for 34th at the Regional Challenge with a score of 233...tied for second at the Dr. Thompson Rainbow Invitational with a 5-over 221, marking a career-high finish...shot a season-best 219 to tie for ninth at the Mountain West Championships...tied for 40th at the NCAA Central Regional with a 21-over 234.

AS A FRESHMAN (2002-03)...sensational freshman season at Tulsa, earning WAC Freshman of the Year honors and garnering first-team All-WAC recognition...had a 77.5 stroke average in 32 rounds...posted four top-20 finishes...placed 12th at the WAC Championships...team-leading 75.5 stroke average in the fall...her best finish was third place at the Landfall Tradition, while leading Tulsa to the team title...was named the WAC Player of the Month in November for her performance at the Landfall Tradition...also finished in 17th place at the Stanford Intercollegiate and 18th at the Dick McGuire Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL

...was a two-year letterwinner at Green Valley High School and one at Foothill High School in Nevada...won two state class 4A prep titles in 1999 and 2001...placed first at the 2000 Nevada Women's Golf Championship...had three first-place performances at AJGA events during the summer of 2002 ...was the individual medalist at the Las Vegas Founders AJGA Tournament...placed first at the Independent Insurance Agent Junior Classic in July 2002...also finished in first place at the Texas-Oklahoma Junior Championship in June 2002...had a third-place finish at the Arizona AJGA Junior Classic in March 2002...was selected as the state of Nevada's top junior golfer by the Las Vegas Review Journal and Las Vegas Athletic Club...led the United States to the title of the Junior World Team Championships in 2001 ...she also placed sixth in a field of 136 golfers at the 2001 Junior World Golf Championships.

PERSONAL

...began playing golf at age 9...favorite LPGA golfer is Nancy Lopez...her favorite golf course is TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas...daughter of Mario and Connie Fernandez...born December 7, 1983, in Los Angeles, Calif...her sister, Mary, is a senior at Tennessee...undecided on a major.
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