Lobos in SoCal for Bruin Wave Invitational

March 2, 2013

Bruin Wave Notes

The University of New Mexico women's golf team will be in Tarzana, Calif., for the fourth Bruin Wave Invitational. Co-hosted by UCLA and Pepperdine at the El Caballero Country Club, 15 teams will play 36 holes on Monday starting at 9 a.m. MDT then the final 18 holes Tuesday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com.

New Mexico, Pepperdine, UCLA, plus Arizona, BYU, Denver, Hawai'i, Long Beach State, New Mexico State, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, San Diego State, UNLV, USC and Washington State.

The Lobos will be represented by senior Beth Buchner, juniors Manon De Roey, Sofia Hoglund and Sammi Stevens and freshman Ira Knopf.

Started in 2010, the Lobos have played in all three previous Bruin Wave tournaments. UNM finished sixth in 2010, seventh in 2011 and eighth in 2012. Former Lobo Jodi Ewart finished second in 2010 at 5-under 211.

Peppedine took the team title last year at 903 followed by UCLA at 905. The Bruins won the championship in 2011 at 860, 20 shots better than Arizona. USC won the inaugural event in 2010 at 866.

Lasty month, juniors Manon De Roey and Sammi Stevens tied for 10th place at the Peg Barnard Invitational at Stanford, Calif. De Roey and Stevens finished at 146 (4 over) at the Stanford Golf Course.

De Roey (74-72) was steady in the final round with two birdies and three bogeys on her way to a 1 over 72. Stevens (70-76) shot 76, bogeying three of the final seven holes.

Stanford freshman Mariah Stackhouse shot a course-record 61 to win the individual title by 10 shots over San Jose State's Regina DeGuzman. Stackhouse needed just 26 shots to play the front nine in 9 under, carding five birdies and two eagles. She finished at 12-under 130.

As a team, UNM finished 11th in the 13-team field at 615 (302-313, 47 over). Led by Stackhouse, Stanford (569) won the team championship by 14 strokes over California.

Senior Beth Buchner tied for 54th at 156 (78-81). Junior Sofia Hoglund suffered a quadruple bogey on her final hole to finish with an 84 and two-round total of 164, good for 64th place. Freshman Ira Knopf finished 69th at 172 (83-89).