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Sophomore Golfer Stephanie Kim Finishes Sixth; Team 10th in New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Sophomore Stephanie Kim shot a three-under par 69 to finish in a team-best tie for sixth place overall at the Price's Give Em Five Intercollegiate hosted by New Mexico State. NAU finished 10th overall in the standings after posting a 297 in the final round.

Kim improved her score for the third consecutive round, finishing at two-over par 218 to go with scores of 75 and 74 in the first two rounds. Lene Hafsten-Morch of Baylor won the individual title after recording a seven-under par 65 in the final round. Host New Mexico State captured the team title over Baylor with a closing 286 to win by five strokes.

"She goes about her business and consistently posted good scores," said Head Coach Brad Bedortha of Kim. "She is very enjoyable to watch."

Freshman Kaitlen Parsons posted a two-over par 74 on Wednesday, finishing tied for 28th. Senior Dakin Whitmer carded a three-over 75 in the final round to move into a tie for 40th. Senior Alexa Kim had a final-round 79, while Catherine Benscoter had an 87.

"We competed very well today," said Head Coach Brad Bedortha. "We are leaving happy with our performance and glad we were able to finish on a positive note."

The Lumberjacks have one remaining tournament in the fall season, the Cal Poly Lamkin Grip Women's Invitational held Nov. 1-2.

Price's Give Em Five Intercollegiate

Las Cruces, N.M.

Team Results

1. New Mexico State 289-291-286 866 +2

2. Baylor 285-295-291 871 +7

3. Mississippi St. 297-291-295 883 +19

3. Texas El Paso 295-292-296 883 +19

5. North Texas 296-292-300 888 +24

6. UC-Irvine 286-304-299 889 +25

7. Central Arkansas 297-297-300 894 +30

8. CSU-Northridge 311-292-293 896 +32

9. Kansas 302-300-297 899 +35

10. Northern Arizona 306-301-297 904 +40

11. Cincinnati 300-308-298 906 +42

12. Boise State 301-310-298 909 +45

13. Hawaii 311-306-308 925 +61

14. Seattle 311-311-315 937 +73

Individual Results (Top 10)

1. Lene Hafsten-Morch, Baylor 71-73-65 209 -7

2. Shang Huang, UTEP 71-72-71 214 -2

2. Demi Mak, N. Mex. St 71-72-71 214 -2

2. Jaclyn Jansen, Baylor 65-75-74 214 -2

5. Michelle Park, UC Irvine 69-73-73 215 -1

6. Stephanie Kim, Northern Arizona 75-74-69 218 +2

6. L. Bowerman-Ritchie, N. Mex. St 75-72-71 218 +2

6. Kelsey Kipp, N. Texas 72-70-76 218 +2

6. Suterra Chanachai, N. Mex. St 69-76-73 218 +2

6. Apinporn Swashcuto, N. Mex. St 74-73-71 218 +2

NAU Results

T28. Kaitlen Parsons 78-73-74 225

T40. Dakin Whitmer 76-78-75 229

T54. Alexa Kim 77-76-79 232

77. Catherine Benscoter 89-83-87 259

DID YOU KNOW… The Northern Arizona University athletics department recorded a cumulative grade point average of 3.07 GPA among its more than 300 student-athletes at the completion of the spring semester. It marked the 12th semester out of the last 13 overall that the Lumberjack student-athletes have recorded a 3.00 cumulative GPA or higher. Since 1998, NAU student athletes have earned a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher in 22 out of 24 semesters.

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