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Women’s Golf Finishes 7th at Mountain View Collegiate

TUCSON, Arizona – Senior Stephanie Kim shot an even-par 72 to finish in a tie for eighth place with a season-best tying 217 that was just one stroke off her career best for a three-round tournament. Kim led the Lumberjacks to a seventh-place finish with a three-round total of 882, the second-best team score for a three-round tournament in school history.

"We did not play as sharp as we would have liked," said Head Coach Brad Bedortha. "Stephanie played great all day. She was really steady. She has been playing very consistent and we can always count on her to play well."

The Lumberjacks shot 307 in the final round to finish at 18-over par. The 882 trails only the school record 871 posted at the Lumberjack Shootout at Wigwam recorded in 2011.

Texas Tech won the team title with a one-stroke victory over San Jose State. Texas State, Kansas State, Missouri and Indiana were ahead of the Lumberjacks.

Freshman Savana Bezdicek finished tied for 20th with a collegiate-best 220, while junior Kaitlen Parsons carded an 81 to finish tied for 23rd at 221. Sophomore Laura Jabczenski improved in the third round with a five-over par 77. Darian Spivey posted an 82 in the final round was tied for 47th.

"It was good for Laura to bounce back," said Bedortha. "She played great on the front and struggled a little on the back but still shot a 77."

Teammate Melissa Olson had the second-best round on the day, tying her collegiate best for the second time in the tournament. Playing as an individual, she equaled the four-over par 76 she carded in the first round on Saturday, finishing with a collegiate-best 237 to tie for 67th overall.

"At the end of the day, I am not going to focus on one round," said Bedortha. "We still had a good tournament."

After playing three tournaments in three weeks, the Lumberjacks will take a break before returning to the course April 8-10 at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic.

Mountain View Collegiate

MountainView Golf Course

Tucson, Ariz.

Team Results

1. Texas Tech 280-293-285 858 -6

2. San Jose State 288-289-282 859 -5

3. Texas State 296-288-287 871 +7

4. Kansas State 292-292-289 873 +9

5. Missouri 287-299 290 876 +12

6. Indiana 293-300 286 879 +15

7. Northern Arizona 289-286-307 882 +18

8. Iowa 296-302-291 889 +25

T9. North Texas 296-309-302 907 +43

T9. UNCG 301-308-298 907 +43

T11. Wichita State 304-292-313 909 +45

T11. College of Charleston 310-300 299 909 +45

13. Redlands Community College 300-308-304 912 +48

14. Colorado State 301-305-311 917 +53

15. Wyoming 310-316-301 927 +63

Individual Results

1. Krista Puisite, Texas State 73-67-69 209 -7

2. Gabriella Dominguez, Texas Tech 73-71-67 211 -5

T3. Jennifer Brumbaugh, San Jose State 74-70-69 213 -3

T3. Kimberly Kaufman, Texas Tech 69-74-70 213 -3

5. Taylor Gohn, Missouri 72-71-72 215 -1

T6. Michelle Butler, Missouri 71-74-71 216 E

T6. Kathleen Rojas, San Jose State 71-75-70 216 E

T8. Gianna Misenhelter, Kansas State 72-75-70 217 +1

T8. Stephanie Kim, Northern Arizona 74-71-72 217 +1

T10. Courtney Taylor, UNCG 71-78-69 218 +2

T10. Beverly Mendoza, Texas Tech 70-74-74 218 +2

T10. Sarah Schober, Redlands Community College 72-75-71 218 +2

T10. Lauren English, Iowa 72-75-71 218 +2

NAU Results

T20. Savana Bezdicek 73-70-77 220

T23. Kaitlen Parsons 68-72-81 221

T47. Darian Spivey 74-73-82 229

T72. Laura Jabczenski 83-81-77 241

T67. Melissa Olson 76-85-76 237