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Ninth-place finish sparks spring season for NM State

NM State posted a team-best round of 308 on Tuesday in Southern California


Final Results 

SEAL BAY, Calif. – The NM State women’s golf team opened their spring season with a ninth-place finish at The Gold Rush, hosted by Long Beach State. No. 14 University of Southern California defended their title, shooting a combined total of 863 throughout the event. 

Alison Gastelum led the Aggies with a tournament-best 73 in the final day of action. Mejia Tungprapunvong and Amelia McKee both posted a 77 in Tuesday’s round to help pace NM State. 

As a team, the Aggies shot their best round of the tournament on Tuesday. NM State posted a 308, besting their 316 from the first round on Monday morning.  

Round Three 

  • With four birdies in her final round, Alison Gastelum posted the best score of any NM State golfer this weekend with a 73. 
  • Meija Tungprapunvong birdied a trio of holes on the afternoon to post a 77 on Tuesday, her best score of the tournament.
  • With a pair of birdies on her back nine, Amelia McKee dropped her score to a 77, matching Tungprapunvong. McKee’s 77 was also her best score of the two-day event.
  • Between holes four and eight, Arantza Armas Stenner shot one-under and finished the round with an 81, matching her best score of the tournament. 
  • After a strong first day at The Gold Rush, Valentina Origel posted an 83 on the final day of the competition. 

The Gold Rush | NM State Final Results

  1. NM State | 316 – 321 – 308 = 945 (+81)


T26.     Alison Gastelum | 78 – 81 – 73 = 232 

T35.     Valentina Origel | 75 – 76 – 83 = 234 

T47.     Meiji Tungprapunvong | 84 – 79 – 77 = 240 

T53.     Amelia McKee | 82 – 85 – 77 = 244 

T64.     Arantza Armas Stenner | 81 – 88 – 81 = 250