Women's Golf Ties for 11th at Price's Give 'Em Five Intercollegiate

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.



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