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October 12, 2010

Women’s Golf Improves in Second Round; Parsons Shoots 73

Photo by Eric DeSalvo

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Freshman Kaitlen Parsons shot a one-over par 73 to lead the Northern Arizona women's golf team in the second round of the Price's Give Em Five Intercollegiate hosted by New Mexico State. The Lumberjacks improved to 10th overall after posting a 301 team score.

Parsons had the low round of the tournament for the team thru two rounds after a 78 in the first round. She improved to 34th in the individual standings. Sophomore Stephanie Kim is the top individual for the Lumberjacks, posting a two-over par 74 to tie for 23rd after 36 holes.

Seniors Alexa Kim and Dakin Whitmer posted rounds of 76 and 78, respectively on Tuesday. Freshman Catherine Benscoter recorded an 83, improving six strokes during the second round.

Host New Mexico State and Baylor are tied for the team lead at four-over par 580. UTEP, Mississippi State and North Texas round out the top five schools in the team standings. The third and final round will be contested on Wednesday.

Price's Give Em Five Intercollegiate

Las Cruces, N.M.

Team Results

1. New Mexico State 289-291 580 +4

1. Baylor 285-295 580 +4

3. Texas El Paso 295-292 587 +11

4. Mississippi St. 297-291 588 +12

4. North Texas 296-292 588 +12

6. UC-Irvine 286-304 590 +14

7. Central Arkansas 297-297 594 +18

8. Kansas 302-300 602 +26

9. CSU-Northridge 311-292 603 +27

10. Northern Arizona 306-301 607 +31

11. Cincinnati 300-308 608 +32

12. Boise State 301-310 611 +35

13. Hawaii 311-306 617 +41

14. Seattle 311-311 622 +46

NAU Results

T23. Stephanie Kim 75-74 149

T34. Kaitlen Parsons 78-73 151

T44. Alexa Kim 77-76 153

T49. Dakin Whitmer 76-78 154

77. Catherine Benscoter 89-83 172

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.