De Roey 9th, Stevens 13th at Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire
Sept. 18, 2012
The University of New Mexico finished in 10th place at the 33rd Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational at the UNM Championship Course (par 73, 6,192 yards). The Lobos shot a 304 today to end at 909 (309-296-304) in the 17-team field.
In a crazy final round where five teams occupied first place at some point, the championship went to Iowa State when the merry-go-round stopped. The Cyclones finished at 886, eking out a single-stroke victory over the trio of Ohio State, UC Davis and UNLV. Northwestern was fifth at 893 while defending champion Baylor finished sixth at 894.
"I think the team was more disappointed in our finish than I was," said New Mexico head coach Jill Trujillo. "I saw some good things over the past two days and in our first two tournaments this season."
Colorado's Jennifer Coleman tied a tournament record with a final-round 68 to capture the individual title by eight strokes. Coleman finished with a school-record score of 208 (70-70-68) - one shot shy of the 54-hole tournament mark - while recording her first collegiate victory. Despite making a bogey on the final hole, Coleman played the last 28 holes in 9 under.
Ohio State's Rachel Rohanna was a distant second at 216 (71-72-73).
De Roey tied for ninth at 1-over 220 (75-72-73). After winning the Ptarmigan Ram Classic earlier this month, De Roey has a pair of top-10 finishes in 2012-13, which equals her total from her first two years at a Lobo. She has a 71.17 scoring average after six rounds this season.
Stevens shot a 75 today to finish in a tie for 13th at 221 (76-70-75).
Senior Beth Buchner tied for 55th at 233 (80-77-76). She was 5 over today after a double bogey at No. 16, but finished strong with a pair of birdies.
UNM junior Sofia Hoglund, the defending champion of the McGuire Invitational, shot 235 (78-77-80) to tie for 62nd. She was 2 over after a birdie at 18, but lost five shots in a four-hole stretch coming home.
Freshman Ira Knopf, playing as an individual, ended at 246 (80-83-83), while her sister, Xenia, shot 258 (82-90-86).
The Lobos are off until Oct. 15 when they play in the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in Norman, Okla.