Lobos Slip to 5th at Wildcat Invitational
Feb. 6, 2012
The University of New Mexico women's golf team dropped one spot to fifth place after two rounds of the Arizona Wildcat Invitational. UNM shot a 14-over 302 today at the Golf Club at Vistoso (par 72, 6,250 yards) for a 36-hole total of 602 (300-302).
The Lobos trail fourth-place Colorado (595) by seven shots entering Tuesday's final round.
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Host Arizona torched the course today, firing a 14-under 274. The Wildcats (559) have a 13-shot advantage over top-ranked UCLA (572) after 36 holes.
"We really burnt the edges (of the cup) all day," said head coach Jill Trujillo. "The birdies eluded us."
Senior Rebecca Hellbom shot even par 72 today and is pacing the Lobos at 3-over 147 (75-72). She was 2 under after birdies at 4 and 6, but took bogeys at 10 and 18. Hellbom is tied for 15th place.
Junior Beth Buchner and sophomore Sammi Stevens are tied for 23rd at 151. Buchner was 2 over on her round through 15 holes, but suffered bogeys at 16 and 18 to end the day with a 76. Stevens was stung by a triple bogey 6 on the par 3 3rd that led to a 77.
Sophomore Manon De Roey also shot a 77 and is tied for 47th at 156 (79-77). Her undoing was a triple bogey 7 on the par 4 8th.
Sophomore Sofia Hoglund is tied for 62nd at 156. After an opening round 76, Hoglund struggled to an 85 today.
Arizona's Manon Gidali continues to hold the individual lead at 133 (11 under) after carding a 66 today. She leads teammate Margarita Ramos by six shots.
Also at stake in the tournament are points in the Rio Grande Rivalry between UNM and New Mexico State. The winner will receive 1.5 points. The Lobos lead the Aggies by 41 shots entering the final round. UNM currently has a 10.5-7.5 advantage in the 2011-12 Rio Grande Rivalry standings.