Lobos to the Lexus Classic

April 11, 2013

Lexus Classic Notes

The University of New Mexico women's golf team competes in the Fresno State Lexus Classic in Fresno, Calif. The 15-team field will play 36 holes Monday and 18 holes Tuesday at the Copper River Country Club. Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com.

This is the Lobos' final tuneup before the Mountain West Championships April 25-27 in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

THE FIELD - New Mexico, host Fresno State, plus Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Colorado State, Idaho, Long Beach State, Nevada, Oregon State, Sacramento State, San Jose State, Tulsa, UC Irvine, UC Riverside and Wyoming. Cal State Fullerton won the 2012 team title.

UNM PARTICIPANTS - Senior Beth Buchner, juniors Manon De Roey, Sofia Hoglund and Sammi Stevens and freshman Ira Knopf make up the five-person team.

JUNIOR CLINIC TIME - The 2013 Lobo Junior Golf Clinic will be held June 3-6 and June 10-13 at the UNM Championship Course. Both sessions are from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. daily. The clinics are hosted by UNM men's coaches Glen Millican and Brian Kortan and women's coaches Jill Trujillo and Kari Zimmerly.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Zimmerly at (505) 505-379-7818, Kortan at (505) 414-4452 or by e-mail at unmgolf@yahoo.com. Online registration is available at lobojuniorgolfcamp.com.

GREAT SHOWING FOR EWART SHADOFF - Playing in the LPGA's first major of the season, former Lobo Jodi Ewart Shadoff equaled her best finish as a professional by finishing in a tie for seventh at the Kraft Nabisco Championship last weekend.

Ewart Shadoff shot a 5-under 283 (68-72-74-69) at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She had a share of the lead after the first round. Ewart earned $44,980 for her effort, and she currently ranks 25th on the LPGA money list ($99,577), having made the cut in all five tournaments in 2013.

THE FARMS INVITATIONAL RECAP - The University of New Mexico 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.

Junior Sofia Hoglund tied for 62nd at 247 (79-83-85) while freshman Xenia Knopf finished 79th at 263 (84-86-93).

Southern Cal's Sophia Popov won the individual title at 1 over 217 (74-69-74), one shot ahead of Arizona's Manon Gidali.