SDSU Leads After First Round of MW Women's Golf Championship

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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – San Diego State carded a five-over-par 293 today to secure the lead after the first round of the 2014 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The Aztecs, who are in the hunt for their first MW championship title, hold a one-shot lead over second-place Conference newcomer San José State, which is at 6-over 294 after 18 holes of play. New Mexico completed the first round in third place at 7-over 295, followed by Boise State and Fresno State, who are knotted in fourth at 8-over 296. UNLV completed the round in sixth at 15-over 303, while Nevada (20-over 308), Wyoming (22-over 310) and Colorado State (23-over 311) rounded out the team standings.

Five golfers top the individual leaderboard with identical scores of 1-under-par 71, including Fresno State duo Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir and Madchen Ly, New Mexico's Manon Mollé, San Diego State's Emma Henrikson and San José State's My Leander. Boise State's Oceane Pelloille and San Diego State's Paige Spiranac are knotted in sixth place at an even-par 72 on the par 72, 6,324-yard Dinah Shore Tournament Course.

Peloille led the field with five birdies on the day, while Nevada's Nikki Prichard and Wyoming's Emily Woodard recorded four birdies apiece. Defending MW individual champion Manon DeRoey of New Mexico, alongside San José State's Regan De Guzman, each recorded an eagle in the first round of action.

The second round of the 2014 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship will begin Friday morning at 7 a.m. PT, followed by the final 18 holes on Saturday at 7 a.m. Live scoring is available at TheMW.com and GolfStat.com.