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Women’s Golf Falls to Third at Mountain Shootout; Post Two Top-10 Finishers

Mountain Shootout Final Results (PDF)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Grand Canyon shot a tournament-best 300 team score to win the 2010 Hilton Garden Inn Mountain Shootout at Forest Highlands Golf Club on Tuesday. The Lumberjacks fell back on the final day of the tournament, finishing third overall after posting a 325 in the final round.

"We did not compete today," said Head Coach Brad Bedortha. "Alexa Kim played very solid and steady today. We have some young players in the lineup. Hopefully it will be a learning experience for us."

Sophomore Stephanie Kim was the top finisher for the Lumberjacks in a tie for fourth overall at seven-over par 171 with a 79 in the second round.

"Stephanie shot a 79 today but I guarantee she was playing hard all day long," said Bedortha. "That's all I can ask of my players."

Senior Alexa Kim had the best round of the day for NAU, recording a three-over par 75 to finish one stroke back in sixth overall at eight-over par 152.

"Alexa shot a good score today and had a good tournament," said Bedortha. "We turn right around and play again next week to prove we can play. We should be able to go there and compete."

Grand Canyon's Brittany Penny carded a two-under par 70 to win the individual tile by three strokes over Arizona's Haley Andreas. Kacy Buckner and Sadie Palmer of Southern Utah finished third and fourth, respectively.

Freshman Kaitlen Parsons tied for 19th at 164 after an 86 Tuesday. Senior Dakin Whitmer was 24th overall with an 85, while freshman Catherine Benscoter had an 86 in the final round to tie for 29th overall.

NAU returns to action next week in Portland at the Rose City Collegiate Women's Golf Tournament hosted by Portland State and Oregon State at the Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, Ore.

2010 Hilton Garden Inn Mountain Shootout

Forest Highlands Golf Club

Flagstaff, Ariz.

Team Results

1. Grand Canyon 310-300 610 +34

2. Southern Utah 305-309 614 +38

3. Northern Arizona 310-325 635 +59

4. California Baptist 322-316 638 +62

5. Utah Valley 349-331 680 +104

6. Cal State Bakersfield 362-344 706 +130

Individual Results (Top 10)

1. Brittany Penny, Grand Canyon 76-70 146+2

2. Haley Andreas*, Arizona 77-72 149 +5

3. Kacy Buckner, Southern Utah 75-75 150 +6

4. Sadie Palmer, Southern Utah 74-77 151 +7

4. Stephanie Kim, Northern Arizona 72-79 151 +7

6. Alexa Kim, Northern Arizona 77-75 152 +8

7. Ashley Mooney, Grand Canyon 75-78 153 +9

8. Kaohi Loo, Southern Utah 77-77 154 +10

9. Samantha Katz, California Baptist 82-74 156 +12

9. Georgina Dunn, Grand Canyon 80-76 156 +12

Other NAU Results

T19. Kaitlen Parsons 78-86 164 +20

24. Dakin Whitmer 83-85 168 +24

T29. Catherine Benscoter 90-86 176 +32

DID YOU KNOW…The Northern Arizona University athletics department recorded its highest cumulative grade point average since 1997, recording a 3.16 GPA among its more than 300 student-athletes at the completion 2009 fall semester.

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