Women's Golf Heads To Two-Day UNLV Spring Invite
Feb. 20, 2012
After a near two-week break, the Aztec women's golf team gets back to action Monday when it takes part in its second tournament of the 2012 spring campaign, the UNLV Spring Invitational. San Diego State is one of 11 squads in the two-day, 54-hole event which takes place at the par-72 Cascata Golf Club in Boulder City, Nev., just outside Las Vegas.
The Aztecs are currently ranked 40th nationally by Golfweek and 45th by golfstat.com. They are the second-highest ranked school in the field behind No. 9 Arizona, while fellow Mountain West Conference members UNLV, Colorado State and New Mexico will also compete. Rounding out the field are BYU, Idaho, Louisville, New Mexico State, North Texas and UC Irvine.
The UNLV Spring Invitational is in its seventh season with the tournament host Lady Rebels capturing three first-place finishes. The Aztecs last played in this event in 2007, taking 18th after ending up in eighth in 2006.
SDSU will be paired with Idaho for Monday's 36 holes, which get underway at 8 a.m. PT with a shotgun start. Tuesday's final round also begins at 8 a.m., and the tournament features live scoring via golfstat.com.
Same Starting Five For Spring Tourney No. 2
With only seven student-athletes on her roster, Aztec first-year head coach Leslie Spalding will bring the same starting five to Boulder City as she did in the spring opener in Tucson.
Senior Malin Enarsson (Gothenburg, Sweden), juniors Gina Clark (Murrieta, Calif.), Alessia Knight (Bologna, Italy) and Christine Wong(Richmond, B.C.) and freshman Amy Alston (Mission Viejo, Calif.) are all slated to make the trip.
Wong is currently ranked 43rd nationally in the Golfstat Cup standings and is 59th by Golfweek with four top-20 performances in five events in 2011-12.
San Diego State has already played in one UNLV hosted event this season, taking second at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown also in Boulder City, but at the Boulder Creek Golf Club, Oct. 24-26.