Nevada Finishes Fifth At WAC Championships
MESA, Ariz. – The University of Nevada women’s golf team took fifth place at the 2011 Club Glove Western Athletic Conference Championships, which concluded Sunday at Longbow Golf Club.
Senior Lauren Hernandez and junior Jamie Yam were each named to the All-WAC second team for their performances this season.
Nevada shot a 309 in the final round on Sunday but dropped one spot from fourth to fifth. Hernandez struggled on Sunday with an 80 but led the Pack with a tie for 16th individually. Yam shot 75 on Sunday and moved up to a tie for 18th. Freshman Joyce Chong finished tied for 20th while senior Ana Patricia de la Maza finished tied for 24th and Louise Yi took 31st.
San Jose State won the event for the third straight year while Idaho’s Kayla Mortellaro won medalist honors by three strokes.
Nevada had led the tournament after the first round but fell out of contention down the stretch.
“After that first round, I felt we played a little too defensive instead of going out an attacking,” coach Chad Spencer said. “But we are a young team and we got some great experience here.
“Overall, we were greatly improved this season and we developed some more depth. We had a great spring season. We just couldn’t put three good rounds together this weekend."
The conference held a moment of silence prior to the awards ceremony in memory of Nevada president Dr. Milt Glick, who passed away Saturday night at a Reno hospital after suffering a stroke.