'Dogs Make Second Round Comeback

April 15, 2013

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By Elly Walker

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Fresno State women's golf team wrapped up day one of competition at the 9th Annual Fresno State Lexus Class to finish in a tie for 8th place at 37-over par, 613 (312-301).

The two-day tournament, hosted by the Bulldogs, is held at the par-72, 6,212-yard Copper River Country Club.

The 15-team field endured high winds as they teed off round one of the tournament. As the day progressed, the sun came out and the winds settled some, but continued to challenge tournament competitors.

In round one, the Bulldogs fired 24-over par, 312 to place them in a two-way tie for 11th place with New Mexico.

Sophomore Madchen Ly led the 'Dogs through round one of the 78-player tournament. Ly fired three-over par, 75 to sit in a tie for 14th place.

Playing as an individual, Krysta Clark sat one stroke behind Ly at four-over par to finish round one in a tie for 20th place.

"We got off to a rough start, but they turned things around in the afternoon," head coach Angie Cates Moore. "The are capable of playing much better."

In round two, the Bulldogs were determined to head back to the clubhouse with a lower score. By the end of round two, the Bulldogs decreased their round one score by eleven strokes.

"I saw a lot of great shots and putts this afternoon and tomorrow will be a better day," Cates Moore said.

Ly led the 'Dogs with fours birdies on the tournament and finished in a tie for 16th place at seven-over par, 151 (75-76).

Krysta Clark, one of two Fresno State individuals tied with Ly for 16th at 7-over par, 151 (76-75).

Senior Shaylee Yano eagled on the par-five, 13th hole to assist in her round two comeback. Yano sat in a tie for 62 following round one, but moved to finish the day in a tie for 36th place at 10-over par, 154 (81-73).

"Shaylee had an outstanding shot on the 13th this afternoon," Cates Moore said. "She knocked it to 18 inches from 217 yards for an eagle."

Freshman Hannah Sodersten fired nine-over par, 153 (77-76) to finish in a tie for 28th place. Sodersten made three birdies on the tournament.

The 'Dogs finished day one with a total of 11 birdies and one eagle.

Simone Hoey from Long Beach State leads the tournament at three-under par, 141 (72-69) and 63rd-ranked Tulsa holds first among the 15-team field at 18-over par, 594 (297-297).

The Bulldogs continue action on Tuesday, April 16 with tee times set for 7 a.m. Follow live scoring on www.golfstat.com and check www.gobulldogs.com.