Lobos Finish 13th, Stevens 23rd at The Farms Invitational
April 2, 2013
The University of New Mexico women's golf team finished in 13th place at The Farms Invitational in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
The Lobos ended the 54-hole tournament at 98-over 962 (317-319-326) at the challenging Farms Golf Club.
No. 1 ranked Southern California led the 15-team field wire-to-wire, finishing at 11-over 875. Arizona was a distant second, 21 shots back at 896.
UNM junior Sammi Stevens was the Lobos' top finisher for the sixth consecutive tournament. She tied for 23rd at 14-over 230 (78-74-78).
Starting her round on No. 10, Stevens was 6 over after eight holes, but played par golf the rest of the way.
Junior Manon De Roey had a rocky end to her final round, shooting an 84 and finishing tied for 52nd at 242 (78-80-84). De Roey was 4 over through 12 holes, but lost eight strokes over the final six holes.
Senior Beth Buchner tied for 54th at 243 (82-82-79). Three over on her round through 14 holes, a triple bogey 7 at the par-4 6th spoiled a solid performance.
Southern Cal's Sophia Popov won the individual title at 1 over 217 (74-69-74), one shot ahead of Arizona's Manon Gidali.
UNM returns to the course April 15-16 for the Fresno State Lexus Classic.