'Dogs Enter Tourney as Defending Champs
    Madchen Ly and the Bulldogs travel to Palm Springs, Calif. as defending champions of the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate.
    Madchen Ly and the Bulldogs travel to Palm Springs, Calif. as defending champions of the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate.

    Oct. 10, 2013

    By Elly Walker
    eawalker@mail.fresnostate.edu
    GoBulldogs.com

    Weekly Release

    FRESNO, Calif. -- Just days away from the year anniversary of what was the most memorable and rewarding moment for the Fresno State women's golf team in the 2012-13 season, the Bulldogs trek south to compete in the annual Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate with a common goal to repeat history.

    The 2013 Wyoming hosted Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate will be held at 6,112-yard, par-72, Classic Club golf course in Palm Springs, Calif. The two-day tournament is set for Oct. 12-13 and will commence with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. each day.

    "This is such an exciting time for our team as we have had a very productive couple of weeks at home and are looking forward to heading down to the desert to defend our 2012 title," head coach Emily Milberger said. "The tournament traditionally is a successful event not only for us a team but for us individually as well, and it's time to break some records and claim some hardware."

    The Bulldog lineup includes tournament veterans Ly, Sodersten, and Krysta Clark as well as Alison Timlin and Sandra 'Sandy' Livas.

    Competing in the two-day tournament last season, the Bulldogs maintained the lead over 54 holes of play to take the gold and finish the tournament 21-over par. Not only did the 'Dogs record their first team win since 2008, but they also set a tournament record with a low score of 885 (291-289-305).

    Three of five players in the Bulldog lineup made a top-five finish. Of the 104-player tournament, Madchen Ly fired a 217 (70-77-70) to finish in second place and Hannah Sodersten recorded a tie for fifth place with a 222 (75-71-76).

     

     

    There will be no live scoring of the tournament, but daily recaps will be posted to www.gobulldogs.com.

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