'Dogs Face Tough Winds To Cap Final Round
Sept. 21, 2013
By Elly Walker
By Elly Walker
FRESNO, Calif. -- The Fresno State women's golf team concluded its second tournament of the fall season on Sept. 20-21 in Albuquerque, N.M. to finish in a tie for 13th place.
In day two of the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, the Bulldogs overcame strong winds that rolled over the UNM Championship course to make five birdies and one eagle over the final 18 holes of play.
On the tournament, the 'Dogs fired 60-over par, 936 (306-312-318) to tie with Mountain West competitor Nevada.
"It was a challenging day out on the course today with the winds kicking up," head coach Emily Milberger said. "We struggled some coming into the finishing holes."
On day two, Bulldog Alison Timlin recorded her best round of the tournament, 77 for a total score of 238 (80-81-77). Timlin made three birdies on the tournament and topped her round three performance with an eagle on the back nine.
"I am excited for senior Alison Timlin as she had a good finishing round today and is gaining some momentum in her game," Milberger said.
In the final round of the 54-hole tournament, day one leaders Madchen Ly and Hannah Sodersten slipped from their early top-20 finishes. On the tournament Ly carded 10-over par, 229 (72-77-80) to finish in a three-way tie for 37th place. Sodersten recorded 12-over par, 231 (76-73-82) to finish in a five-way tie for 42nd place.
"We have some work to do in the upcoming weeks before our next event and the ladies are excited to prepare to defend our 2012 title," Milberger said.
Between their return home from New Mexico and Oct. 12-13, the Bulldogs will prepare for the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate in pursuit of defending their 2012 team title. In addition to winning the 2012 Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate, the Bulldogs made a tournament record with a total score of 885 (291-289-305).
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