'Dogs Finish in Top 15; Ly Ties for 12th

March 27, 2013

By Elly Walker

KAPALUA, Maui-- The Fresno State women's golf team broke 300 in its final round of the Anuenue Spring Break Classic in Kapalua, Maui to card 298 on the day.

The Bulldogs (298-300-298--896) shot 32-over par on the tournament and finished in 12th place. This was the 'Dogs seventh, top 15 finish.

"This has been a great experience for all of us," head coach Angie Cates-Moore said. "We all played well and have really enjoyed our time in Hawaii."

Sophomore Madchen Ly led the Bulldogs and fired two-under par on the day. Ly's third round performance with 23 putts allowed her to finish in the top 15 of the 95-player field.

Ly (74-72-70--216) made five birdies on the day and twelve on the tournament and finished in a four-way tie for 12th place.

"Madchen had a great tournament, there were many of the best players in the country here and she was right there in the mix," Cates-Moore said. "We are so proud of her."

No. 11 UCLA took the tournament title at 10-under par, 854 (295-283-276).

Denver's Tonje Daffinrud tied the course record with a seven-under 65 in round two and UCLA Erynne Lee also matched the record in round three. Dawn Kaneshiro first set the mark in 1995.

The Bulldogs next tournament will be held at the Copper River Country Club in Fresno, Calif. on April 15-16 as they 'Dogs host the Fresno State Lexus Classic.

"We are excited about our home tournament," Cates-Moore said. "We've had so many positive experiences that have prepared us to finish off the season with success."