Fresno State's Madchen Ly ties for 26th overall at NCAA Regional
Fresno State senior Madchen Ly returns to the postseason for the second consecutive year
GoBulldogs.com caught up with Fresno State women's golfer Madchen Ly before she left for the NCAA Regionals
Ly adds first-team All-MW honors to also being named an NCAA postseason selection this week
Fresno State places 9th overall at Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown to close fall season
Last Updated: June 6th, 2014
2013-14 (Junior): Competed in all ten tournaments including the MW Championship ... led with the lowest scoring average of 74.04 over 25 rounds ... posted a low 70 at the Silverado Showdown (70-76-75--221) ... clinched four top-ten finishes ... best finish was a second place at the Fresno State Classic (75-72-72--219) ... awarded Bulldog MVP ... named to the MW All-Conference Second Team ... Selected to participated as an individual in the NCAA West Regional Championship.
2012-13 (Sophomore): Competed in all 10 tournaments ... led the team with a 75.52 scoring average over 25 rounds ... posted a low round of 70 at the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate (70-77-70--217) and the Anuenue Spring Break Classic (74-72-70--216) ... recorded three top 25 finishes, two of which were in the top 15 ... best finish was second place finish at the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate ... selected MW Women's Golfer of the Week (March 18-27) ... chosen for the All-Mountain West Second Team ... named to the 2013 Spring Academic All-Mountain West team ... ranked 5th among MW ... awarded team's Bulldog Award ... qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
2011-12 (Freshman): Named WAC Freshman of the Year and first-team All-WAC ... first Bulldog freshman since 2005 to earn either honor ... competed in all 10 tournaments ... second on the team with a 76.03 scoring average over 29 rounds ... led the team in par 3 and par 4 scoring with a 3.26 and 4.28, respectively ... low round of 72 at both the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown and Pacific Coast Intercollegiate ... posted two rounds of par or better ... recorded two top five finishes and five in the top 25 ... best finish was a tie for second at the Rose City Collegiate (77-73-73-223) ... placed fourth at the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate (74-73-76--223) ... second on the team with 49 birdies ... only Bulldog with an eagle on her scorecard ... named team's MVP.
Clovis HS: Won back-to-back CIF Valley Championships in 2009 and 2010, the first player to do so in the event's 15-year history ... defended her title by shooting a 3-under, 70 ... in 2010, won the JGANC Players Championship, Len Ross Fresno City Amateur, Phil Marskey Sacramento City Junior Championship and Yosemite Junior Golf Classic ... represented the JGANC in the Mary Cave Cup and a member of the North team for the North vs. South JGANC matches ... California Junior Girls State Championship semifinalist in 2010 ... in 2009, won the Central Section individual tournament by a stroke with a 2-over, 74 ... three-time Tri-River Athletic Conference (TRAC) Most Valuable Player (2008, 2009 and 2010) ... three-time TRAC Player of the Year (2008, 2009 and 2010) ... four-time First-Team All-City (2007-10) ... four-time First-Team All-TRAC (2007-10) ... four-time Southern Section Qualifier (2007-10).
Personal: Born in Fresno, Calif. ... mother is Pang Vangyi and father is Pheng Ly ... has a younger brother, Jordan ... favorite athlete is Rory McIlroy because he has a passion for the game of golf along with a good attitude ... biggest athletic thrill was winning back-to-back CIF Valley Championships her junior and senior year ... chose to attend Fresno State because it is close to home and loves her teammates and coaches.
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