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Record Day Places Women’s Golf Second at Mountain View Collegiate

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's golf team recorded one of the best days in school history with two of the top five rounds in the record books in back-to-back rounds. The Lumberjacks are second behind only Texas Tech after rounds of 289 and 286 Saturday at the Mountain View Collegiate.

"It was about as good of a day of Lumberjack golf as you could ever want," said Head Coach Brad Bedortha. "We played spectacular. We did not finish the opening round like we would have liked. We kept playing in tougher conditions in the afternoon. It was a blast to coach today."

Junior Kaitlen Parsons is the third Lumberjack to lead a tournament this season, tying for first overall at four-under par 140 after 36 holes. Parsons opened the tournament with a collegiate-best four-under par 68, one stroke off the individual round school record. She posted an even-par 72 in the second round.

"She was on fire in the morning," said Bedortha. "She was hitting solid shots all morning long. She was playing stellar golf. She got it to seven under at one point. It was a lot of fun to watch."

Freshman Savana Bezdicek is just two strokes back in a tie for third with a one-over par 73 and two-under par 70 Saturday. Senior Stephanie Kim had a 74 in the opening round before closing the day with a one-under par 71, tying for 13th overall in the standings.

Sophomore Darian Spivey tied her collegiate-best with a two-over par 74 in the first round. She followed with her first career under-par round with a 71 in the second round.

Sophomore Laura Jabczenski posted rounds of 83 and 81, while Melissa Olson posted her collegiate-best round with a four-under par 76. She finished with an 85 in the second round and is tied for 72nd playing as an individual.

"To have back-to-back rounds today like that was impressive," said Bedortha. "We still have some work to do and we are working to get better."

The 286 was one stroke off the individual round school record, while the 289 is the fifth-best round overall. NAU has posted three of the top five team rounds over the last two weeks.

The Lumberjacks play the third and final round in the hunt for a second consecutive victory in both the team and individual standings. They take the course with a shot gun start at 7:30 a.m.

Mountain View Collegiate

MountainView Golf Course

Tucson, Ariz.

Team Results

1. Texas Tech 280-293 573 -3

2. Northern Arizona 289-286 575 -1

3. San Jose State 288-289 577 +1

T4. Kansas State 292-292 584 +8

T4. Texas State 296-288 584 +8

6. Missouri 287-299 586 +10

7. Indiana 293-300 593 +17

8. Wichita State 304-292 596 +20

9. Iowa 296-302 598 +22

10. North Texas 296-0309 605 +29

11. Colorado State 301-305 606 +30

12. Redlands Community College 300-308 608 +32

13. UNCG 301-308 609 +33

14. College of Charleston 310-300 610 +34

15. Wyoming 310-316 626 +50

Individual Results (Top 10)

T1. Krista Puisite, Texas State 73 67 140 -4

T1. Kaitlen Parsons, Northern Arizona 68 72 140 -4

T3. Taylor Gohn, Missouri 72 71 143 -1

T3. Kimberly Kaufman, Texas Tech 69 74 143 -1

T3. Fanny Cnops, UNCG 71 72 143 -1

T3. Savana Bezdicek, Northern Arizona 73 70 143 -1

T7. Gabriella Dominguez, Texas Tech 73 71 144 E

T7. Beverly Mendoza, Texas Tech 70 74 144 E

T7. Jennifer Brumbaugh, San Jose State 74 70 144 E

T7. Christina Spinzig, Colorado State 75 69 144 E

T7. Hannah Arnold, Texas Tech 70 74 144 E

T7 Rachelle Reali, San Jose State 73 71 144 E

NAU Results

T13. Stephanie Kim 74-71 145

T19. Darian Spivey 74-73 147

T72 Melissa Olson 76-85 161

76. Laura Jabczenski 83-81 164

All-Time Team Lows  - Single Round

285 Grand Canyon Invitational (9/28/09)

286 Mountain View Collegiate (3/15/15)

287 Lumberjack Shootout @ Wigwam (3/14/11)

288 Rio Verde Invitational (3/9/13)

289 Mountain View Collegiate (3/15/13)

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