Bulldogs Swing to Top Ten in Paradise

March 25, 2013

By Elly Walker

KAPALUA, Maui-- The Fresno State women's golf team teed off the Anuenue Spring Break Classic in Hawai'i on Monday, March 25 to sit in eighth place out of 18 teams.

The Bulldogs fired 10-over par, 298 and lead the three-day tournament, three strokes ahead of No. 13 UC Davis.

Among the tournament are four, top 20 ranked teams including Washington, UCLA, Stanford, and UC Davis.

"The team is doing a good job balancing competition and fun while we are in Hawaii," head coach Angie Cates-Moore said. "It has be a wonderful trip so far."

Senior Shaylee Yano played a solid first round to sit in the top 10 of the 94-player tournament. Yano fired one-under par, 71 to finish in a tie for seventh place.

"Shaylee really turned a corner today," Cates-Moore said. "She did such a good job at staying in the moment and put up a great score. Her game looks solid and we are all really happy for her."

Madchen Ly shot two-over par, 74 to sit in the top 25. Ly led the Bulldogs with three birdies and finished in a tie a 24th place.

Krysta Clark shot four-over par, 76 to tie for 43rd place and Hannah Sodersten fired five-over par, 77 to sit in a tie for 51st place.

"Madchen and Hannah had really strong finishes today and Krysta helped us put up a good team score," Cates-Moore said. "It's the first time we broke 300 this spring. It was a good day."

The tournament is held on the Kapalua Golf Club Bay Course in Kapalua, Maui. The Bulldogs tee off round two on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:45 a.m.