LAS CRUCES, N.M. Senior Melanie De Leon turned in her fourth top 20 finish of the season to lead the University of Nevada's women's golf team to a tie for 11th place at the Price’s Give Em Five Intercollegiate, held Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 13-15 at the par 72, 6,319-yard University Golf Course in Las Cruces, N.M.
Nevada turned in its lowest round of the tournament with a 16-over 304 on Wednesday to move up three spots into a tie for 11th with a three-round total of 68-over 932 (308-320-304). UC Irvine won the 17-team tournament with a three-round total of 17-over 881 (293-302-286). The Anteaters claimed an 18-stroke victory over Baylor (899), while Oklahoma (903), Oral Roberts (906) and Missouri (908) finished among the top five teams.
De Leon finished in a tie for 15th to lead the Wolf Pack at 11-over 227 (76-76-75). True freshman Jamie Yam ended up in a tie for 46th (79-81-75=235), while sophomore Ana Patricia de la Maza tied for 58th (75-83-79=237). Sophomore Lauren Hernandez (78-85-75=238) and true freshman Alex Borcherts (80-80-82=242) tied for 63rd and 74th, respectively.
UC Irvine’s Jane Chin carded a four-under 68 in Wednesday’s final round to capture individual medalist honors with a three-day total of four-under 212 (70-74-68). She turned in a four-stroke victory over Colorado State’s Kasey Claussen (75-74-67=216).
The Price’s Give Em Five Invitational marks the end of Nevada’s fall season. The Wolf Pack will open its spring campaign at the Aztec Spring Invitational Feb. 15-17. San Diego State University will play host to that event at the Salt Creek Golf Course in San Diego.