Sunday's Recap (Final Round)
MESA, ARIZ. -- New Mexico State won the 2014 WAC Women's Golf Championship at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. The Aggies posted a three-round total of 920 (+56).
Idaho junior Leilanie Kim (73-79-72--224) won the individual title with a 54-hole 8-over par 224. New Mexico State's Viviana Macias (75-80-73--228) placed second, while New Mexico State's Kacey Dalpes and Idaho's Cassie McKinley tied for third with scores of 13-over par 229.
In the rest of the team competition, Idaho was second (926) followed by Seattle U (965), Kansas City (974), Chicago State (995), Utah Valley (1009), Texas-Pan American (1035) and Bakersfield (1060).
Also announced today were the all-WAC teams and top awards. Kim was voted the WAC's Player of the Year by the nine head coaches. Freshman of the year honors went to NM State's Cami Orito and Coach of the Year honors went to NM State's Jackie Booth.
First Team All-WAC
Charlotte Jaengkit, Grand Canyon
Leilanie Kim, Idaho
Kaitlyn Oster, Idaho
Viviana Macias, New Mexico State
Kacey Dalpes, New Mexico State
Second Team All-WAC
Emily Kaye, Grand Canyon
Cassie McKinley, Idaho
Susan Kirschenman, Kansas City
Cami Orito, New Mexico State
Melissa Bernal, Texas-Pan American
Player of the Year: Leilanie Kim, Idaho
Freshman of the Year: Cami Orito, New Mexico State
Coach of the Year: Jackie Booth, New Mexico State
Saturday's Recap (Round 2)
MESA, Ariz. – After a tough windy second round, Idaho has a four-stroke lead over New Mexico State at the 24th annual Western Athletic Conference women's golf championship. The Vandals carded a second-round 319 on Saturday at the 6,163-yard, par-72 Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona.
Idaho's Leilanie Kim and Cassie McKinley are tied for the overall individual lead after two-round totals of 8-over par 152. McKinley shot a 5-over par 77 on Saturday, while Kim posted a second-round score of 7-over par 79. New Mexico State's Viviana Macias is in third with 155 after shooting an 8-over par 80 in the second round for a two-round total of 155.
New Mexico State (309-216--624) remains in second place. Kansas City (332-321--653) ranks third after making the biggest improvement from day one as the 'Roos shot 11 strokes better than the previous day. Seattle U (323-340--663) is in fourth place, Chicago State (335-339--674) ranks fifth, Texas-Pan American (334-355--689) is sixth, Utah Valley (337-354--691) is seventh, and Bakersfield (357-366--723) ranks eighth.
The three-day tournament concludes on Sunday with final-round tee times beginning at 7 a.m.
Friday's Recap (Round 1)
MESA, Ariz. – Idaho holds a seven-stroke lead after the first round of the Western Athletic Conference women's golf championship.
The Vandals shot a total of 302 in the first round at the 6,163-yard, par-72 Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. Idaho's Leilanie Kim is the individual leader after posting a 1-over par 73 in a round that included three birdies. Grand Canyon's Charlotte Jaengkit sits in second place after shooting a 2-over 74. Jaengkit's round included three birdies and 12 pars. Three players are tied for third at 3-over par 75, including New Mexico State's Viviana Macias, Idaho's Cassie McKinley and Idaho's Kaitlyn Oster.
In the team competition, New Mexico State is in second place at 309, followed by Seattle U in third (323), Kansas City (332) in fourth, Texas-Pan American (334) fifth, Chicago State (335) sixth, Utah Valley (337) seventh and Bakersfield (357) in eighth.
The three-day tournament continues on Saturday with second-round tee times beginning at 7 a.m.
Longbow Golf Club
Mesa, Arizona (Seattel U-host)
The 24th annual Western Athletic Conference women's golf championship is April 25-27 at the 6,163-yard, par-72 Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona. Idaho is the only team in the field that has ever won a WAC title as the Vandals claimed the championship in 2007. Idaho's Leilanie Kim is the highest returning finisher from last year as she placed 11th with a 10-over par 226 in 2013. Several new teams are in the field as Bakersfield, Chicago State, Grand Canyon, Kansas City, Texas-Pan American and Utah Valley will compete for the first time. As Grand Canyon is making its transition from Division II to Division I, it will not be allowed to record a team score. However, GCU golfers will be allowed to compete individually.
Chicago State Cougars
Grand Canyon Antelopes (competing individually - No team score)
Kansas City Kangaroos
New Mexico State Aggies
Seattle U Redhawks
Texas-Pan American Broncs
Utah Valley Wolverines