Lobos Sixth after Day One at Lamkin
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. — The University of New Mexico women’s golf team wrapped up round one in sixth place at the Lamkin Invitational hosted by San Diego State on Monday. The Lobos also completed round two on Monday, however not all teams finished as the second round was suspended due to darkness at 5:45 p.m.
The Lobos were one of eight squads of the 11 to finish both rounds Monday. UC Irvine, Hawai’i and Long Beach State will finish one to two holes Tuesday morning while the rest of the teams will begin round three.
The Lobos finished the first round in sixth of 12 squads with a single-round total of 309 (+21), 14 strokes behind first-place USC (+7). Host and fellow Mountain West squad San Diego State completed the first round tied for third with Colorado with 301 strokes (+13).
Sophomore and 2019-20 Mountain West Freshman of the Year Napat “Jenny” Lertsadwattana led the Lobos. She tied for sixth overall with a score of 73, +1. She shaved three strokes off of her round one score in round two for a two-under 70, registering a two-round total of 143.
Lertsadwattana also collected the third-most birdies on the day with eight.
Senior Caroline Jansson tied for 18th with a score of 76 (+4) followed by a 78 in round two. Sophomore Chloé Lauer posted a 78 in round one (+6) followed by freshman Myah McDonald who was +10 in her first collegiate round. McDonald chopped three strokes off of her game from round one to round two.
Junior Kamie Hamada rounded out the Lobo squad with a first-round score of 88 (+16).
Through all scores entered into the system (minus the few holes that need to be entered for the three remaining teams), the Lobos finished fourth in par-3 scoring on the day (+10, 3.25) while posting 93 pars (7th) and 19 birdies (T6th).
Individually, Lertsadwattana finished day one tied for fifth overall in par-4 scoring, registering an average of 4.05 strokes (+1). She was also tied for fourth in par-5 scoring (4.75) along with Jansson and six others.
The Lobos are set to resume competition on Tuesday at 7 a.m. PT / 8 a.m. MT.