Women’s Golf: Matadors place seventh in Big West Tournament

Casey Delich

The Matadors women’s golf team wrapped up their spring season Tuesday afternoon at the Big West Women’s Championships at San Luis Obispo Country Club.

Coming in seventh place in the eight team competition, CSUN finished with a total score of 954 over the three day competition.

Ending the first day in fifth place, Northridge came out and fired a team total of 318 and had three of its five participants in the top-20. Leading the way was sophomore Elisabeth Haavardsholm who posted a five-over 78, senior Margo Dionisio and junior Clariss Guce were tied for 16th with a six-over 79.

Dionisio, Guce and Haavardsholm had won in each of the previous three tournaments CSUN has played.

The second round was tougher for the Matadors. A completed round of 324 was the highest among the eight teams, and dropped them into eighth place at the end of day two. Haavardsholm slipped into a tie for 25th after an eight-over 81, while Guce and Dionisio finished the day still tied for 16th.

CSUN carded their best round of the tournament in the final round with a 312. Dionisio and Guce remained in the top-20, tying for 17th place with a final total 234.

Haavardsholm finished in a tie for 22nd with a final total of 235. Her final round three-over 76 was the Matadors lowest round of the tournament.

Freshman Stephanie Bush and sophomore Sharon Shin rounded out the Matadors team with a 38th and 39th place finish respectively.

UC Davis repeated for the fourth time as tournament champions and took the top-four spots on the leaderboard.