The Fresno State women's golf team concluded its 9th Annual Fresno State Lexus Classic to finish in eighth place while freshman Hannah Sodersten took the lead among the 'Dogs to finish in a tie for ninth place.
The Fresno State women's golf team hosted the first day of the 9th Annual Fresno State Lexus Classic on Monday, April 15.
The Bulldogs will host the 9th Annual Fresno State Lexus Classic on April 15-16.
Fresno State's Madchen Ly Named Mountain West Women's Golfer of the Week
Last Updated: June 21, 2012
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 on April 14, 1993 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.
Coach's Comments: Not since Laura Luethke has a freshman come in and made such an impact. Last year was a great year for Madchen earning Conference Freshman of the Year and 1st Team All Conference Awards! You would be hard pressed to find a student athlete that loves her team and Fresno State more than Madchen. She is incredibly determined and focused and strives to always be the best. Last year she played in 29 competitive rounds for the Bulldogs and we used her score 28 of those 29 rounds. She made her mark in our history books early and she's not done yet.