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Uhalde Co-Champion at Stanford
Courtesy: UT Arlington
FRESNO, Calif. - Sophomore Christine Uhalde tied for the individual title at the Peg Barnard Invitational, her first medalist honor of her collegiate career. Uhalde shot a final round 75 to finish at 3-over (70-75--145) along with Emily Childs of Cal.

"I knew the final round would be a great competition with Emily," Uhalde said. "After a shaky start, it was back-and-forth but once I found my groove I knew I could compete. It was a great experience for me."

Uhalde opened up the day with a birdie on the par-4, 18th but proceeded to card back-to-back double bogeys. She was able to recover and recorded a 1-over on the final fifteen holes. This is the first time a Fresno State women's golfer has claimed a tournament title since Hali Coppin won the 2010 WAC Championship.

"It was a great job by Christine today," head coach Angie Cates-Moore said. "She was very calm and collected on the golf course. I am very proud of her."

The Bulldogs as a team finished in a tie for fourth with Oregon State at 40-over (301-307--608), only one stroke behind No. 9 Washington and two behind No. 42 Stanford, the tournament host. No. 23 Cal took home the team title with a 19-over.

"For us to be competing against top level competition is great experience. What we went through today has prepared us for the rest of the season."

The top golfer on the day for the Bulldogs was senior Louisa Lies who fired a 3-over, 74 to move into a tie for 18th at 10-over (78-74--152). Lies sunk three birdies during the final round and shot even-par on the back-nine.

Freshman Madchen Ly (76-78--154, +12) and junior Shaylee Yano (77-80--157) also finished in the top 30 as they tied for 24th and 30th, respectively. Taylor Wilkinson (85-83--168, +26), competing as an individual, moved in 57th place and Krysta Clark (86-85--171, +29) stayed in 63rd.
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