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Women’s Golf Finishes Fourth at Rose City Collegiate

Women’s Golf Finishes Fourth at Rose City Collegiate

Rose City Collegiate Results (PDF)

AURORA, Ore. – Senior Alexa Kim and sophomore Stephanie Kim both carded two-under par rounds of 70 to lead the Northern Arizona women's golf team to a fourth-place finish at the 2010 Rose City Collegiate Tuesday at the Langdon Farms Golf Club.

Senior Alexa Kim recorded her two consecutive 70s after struggling on the first nine holes of the tournament. She was seven-over par at the turn on the opening 18 holes, finishing the final 45 holes in four-under par to place tied for fourth with teammate Stephanie Kim at three-over par 219.

"I could not trust my shot and three-putted four times to start the tournament," said Alexa of her start. "Coach told me to believe in myself and I started feeling really comfortable. My shots were working really well and I putted much better. I told myself to just play and enjoy it. I had fun playing today."

Stephanie Kim equaled her teammate's round of 70 in the final round, equaling her opening round 70 that sandwiched a 79 in the second round on Monday.

Kelsey Kipp of North Texas won a 12-hole playoff over Whitney French of Oregon State to win the individual medalist honors after tying at one-under par 215. Hawaii's Kaili Britos was third overall at two-over par 218.

NAU finished fourth overall in the 15-team field at 905 after a final round 295, tying the ninth-best team round in school history and best of the young season.

"To rebound from the final round last week one week later to post a 295, I am very happy with the performance," said Head Coach Brad Bedortha. "We played great today. Overall, I would rate it an A plus performance."

Freshman Kaitlen Parsons carded a second consecutive four-over par 77 to finish tied for 31st at 233, while senior Dakin Whitmer had a 78 in the final round to tie for 41st at 235. Freshman Catherine Benscoter had an 89 and was 74th overall.

NAU has next week off before returning to the course at the Price's New Mexico State Collegiate Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M., on Oct. 11.

Rose City Collegiate

Langdon Farms Golf Club

Aurora, Ore.

Team Results

1. North Texas 295-303-291 889 +25

2. Oregon State 302-296-294 892 +28

3. Portland State 299-300-298 897 +33

4. Northern Arizona 309-301-295 905 +41

5. Hawaii 307-295-306 908 +44

6. Fresno State 311-306-297 914 +50

7. San Francisco 303-313-305 921 +57

8. Boise State 311-315-297 923 +59

9. Wyoming 312-312-300 924 +60

10. Portland 314-307-306 927 +63

11. UC-Riverside 312-316-304 932 +68

12. Cal Poly 313-309-311 933 +69

13. Weber State 326-323-309 958 +94

14. Northern Colorado 328-315-317 960 +96

15. Eastern Washington 319-323-321 963 +99

Individual Results (Top 10)

** 1. Kelsey Kipp, N. Texas 71-74-70 215

2. Whitney French, Oregon St. 71-72-72 215

3. Kaili Britos, Hawaii 75-69-74 218

4. Stephanie Kim, Northern Arizona 70-79-70 219

4. Alexa Kim, Northern Arizona 79-70-70 219

6. Tiffany Schoning, Portland State 73-74-73 220

7. Hayley Young, Boise St. 75-75-72 222

7. Addison Long, N. Texas 72-77-73 222

7. Kalyn Dodge, Portland State 73-76-73 222

10. Katrina Hegge, San Francisco 77-73-73 223

10. Seshia Lei Telles, Oregon St. 76-74-73 223

10. Elyse Okada, Oregon St. 75-74-74 223

Other NAU Results

T31. Kaitlen Parsons 79-77-77 233

T41. Dakin Whitmer Banta 82-75-78 235

74. Catherine Benscoter 81-84-89 254

DID YOU KNOW…Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 167 Northern Arizona University student-athletes for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments at the 32nd annual Golden Eagle Awards on Thursday.  The Golden Eagle Awards recognize NAU student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the Lumberjack athletics program while maintaining a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average.