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Denver Wins 2013 WAC Golf Championship
Courtesy: WAC

VIDEO: WAC Individual Champion Tonje Daffinrud

VIDEO:
Denver Head Coach Lindsay Hulwick

MESA, ARIZ. -- Denver won the 2013 WAC Women's Golf Championship at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz.  The Pioneers posted a three-round total of 882 (+18).

Denver junior Tonje Daffinrud (68-72-69--209) won the individual title with a 54-hole 7-under par 209. Daffinrud shot the best 54-hole total in WAC women's golf history. San Jose State's Regan De Guzman (70-74-71--215) and Jennifer Brumbaugh (75-68-76--219) finished third and fourth, respectively.

In the rest of the team competition, San Jose State was second (894) followed by Texas State (904), UTSA (907), Idaho (908), Seattle U (915) and New Mexico State (941).

Also announced today were the all-WAC teams and top awards.  Daffinrud was voted the WAC's Player of the Year for by the seven head coaches. Freshman of the year honors went to San Jose State's De Guzman and Coach of the Year honors went to Denver's Lindsay Hulwick.

2012-13 Awards
First Team All-WAC
Tonje Daffinrud, Jr., Denver
Regan De Guzman, Fr., San Jose State
Fabiola Arriaga, Jr., UTSA
Krista Puisite, Sr., Texas State
Iman Nordin, So., Texas State

Second Team All-WAC
Elyse Smidinger, Fr., Denver
Rachael Watton, So., Denver
Megan Osland, So., San Jose State
Taylor Newlin, Jr., UTSA
Paola Valerio, Sr., UTSA

Player of the Year: Tonje Daffinrud, Jr., Denver
Freshman of the Year: Regan De Guzman, San Jose State
Coach of the Year: Lindsay Hulwick, Denver


Tuesday's Recap

VIDEO:
DU Head Coach Lindsay Hulwick Interview

Mesa, Ariz. -
Denver has a nine-stroke lead over defending champion San Jose State after the second round of the 23rd annual Club Glove Western Athletic Conference women's golf championship. The Pioneers improved on yesterday's score of 295 with a second-round 291 on Tuesday at the 6,163-yard, par-72 Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona.

Denver's Tonje Daffinrud held on to the individual lead after shooting an even-par 72 on Tuesday. She now leads with a two-day 4-under total of 140. San Jose State's Jennifer Brumbaugh shot the best round of the day with a 4-under 68 to move into second place overall with a two-day total of 143. SJSU's Regan De Guzman follows in third place at 144.

San Jose State (297-298--595) remains in second place. UTSA (297-310--607) ranks third. Texas State (311-297--608) and Idaho (312-296--608) made the biggest improvement from day one as each school shot 14 strokes better than the previous day to tie for fourth place with two-day totals of 608. Seattle U (306-306--312) is in sixth place, while New Mexico State (312-316--628) ranks seventh.

The three-day tournament concludes on Wednesday with final-round tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m.



Monday's Recap

VIDEO
: DU Head Coach Lindsay Hulwick Interview

MESA, Ariz. – Denver holds a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Club Glove Western Athletic Conference women's golf championship. The Pioneers shot a total of 295 in the first round at the 6,163-yard, par-72 Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz.  Denver's Tonje Daffinrud is the individual leader after posting a four-under par 68 in a round that included four birdies and an eagle. San Jose State's Regan De Guzman was also under par after the first round of play, coming into the clubhouse at -2 to place second after day one.

In the team competition, San Jose State and UTSA are tied for second place at 297, followed by Seattle U in fourth (306), Texas State (311) in fifth and Idaho and New Mexico State tied for sixth (312).

The three-day tournament continues on Tuesday with second-round tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m.



WHAT

2013 WAC Women's Golf Championship

WHERE
Longbow Golf Club
Mesa, Arizona (New Mexico State University-host)

WHEN
April 22-24

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PREVIEW

The 23rd annual Western Athletic Conference women's golf championship is April 22-24 at the 6,163-yard, par-72 Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona. San Jose State is the four-time defending champion after placing four players in the top-11 last year.  The Spartans' Jennifer Brumbaugh is the highest returning finisher from last year, placing third with a 1-under par 215, one stroke behind the leaders in 2012.  Several new teams are in the field and Texas State's Krista Puisite comes into the tournament with a WAC-best stroke average of 72.19 and is ranked 17th in the nation by Golfstat.  She has seven top-five finishes including three titles.   Teammates Iman Nordin and Valdis Jonsdottir have also won tournament titles for the Bobcats.

TEAMS COMPETING
Denver Pioneers
Idaho Vandals
New Mexico State Aggies
San Jose State Spartans
Seattle Redhawks
UTSA Roadrunners
Texas State Bobcats

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