Women's Golf
Women's Golf Finishes Ninth at Kitahara Fresno State Invitational

FRESNO, Calif.   Led by junior Melanie De Leon, the University of Nevada women’s golf team finished in ninth place at the Kitahara Fresno State Invitational, held Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 25-26 at the par 72, 6,072-yard Copper River Country Club.

The Wolf Pack carded an 18-over 306 in Tuesday’s final round and ended up ninth with a two-day total of 34-over 610 (304-306). Tulsa won the 16-team tournament, turning in a four-stroke victory over UC Davis (593) with a two-round total of 13-over 589 (299-290). The Golden Hurricane carded a two-over 290 on Tuesday, the best round of the tournament, to earn the win. Kansas finished in third at 20-over 596, while San Francisco (597) and UC Irvine (603) rounded out the top five teams.

De Leon led the Wolf Pack with a 12th-place finish, her third top 20 showing of the season. She carded a three-over 75 on Tuesday for a two-round total of four-over 148 (73-75). Senior Jennie Pleas notched her first top 20 finish of the year with a tie for 20th at six-over 150 (73-77). Junior Luxchmi Gill ended up in a tie for 44th at 12-over 156 (79-77), while sophomore Pamela Abreu was tied for 50th at 14-over 158 (79-79). True freshmen Lauren Hernandez finished in a tie for 57th (82-77=159), and Nevada’s individual, freshman Ana Patricia de la Maza, tied for 65th (78-83=161).

Fresno State’s Taylor Siebert carded a one-under 71 in Tuesday’s final round and won individual medalist honors at the Kitahara Fresno State Invitational with a two-round total of even-par 144 (73-71). She turned in a one-stroke victory over a trio of players at one-over 145.
Following the Kitahara Fresno State Invitational, the Wolf Pack will return to action March 13-15, traveling to the University of Florida’s Gainesville Shootout. That tournament will be held at the University Course in Gainesville, Fla.