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Lobos Tied for Third Through Round One at Bruin Wave

SOMIS, Calif. — Four members of The University of New Mexico women’s golf team finished in the top 30 on Monday in round one of the Bruin Wave Invitational, leading UNM to finish tied for third overall in a field of 15 squads.

New Mexico finished round one with a score of 313 (+25) which tied with UCLA and was two strokes ahead of No. 17 Northwestern (315, +25). Leading the way through round one is Oregon at 306 (+18) followed by No. 10 Arizona State (309, +21). The Lobos were just four strokes behind the 10th-ranked team in the nation by GolfStat through the first round.

UNM was led by sophomore Napat “Jenny” Lertadwattana who finished seventh through round one with a three-over, 75. Lertsadwattana has led UNM in both of its tournaments so far this season. She also tied for the most birdies on the day with five while tying for second in par-4 scoring (4.20, +2).

A pair of Lobos finished tied for second in the Lobo lineup, tying for 21st overall in the field of 81 golfers. Freshman Myah McDonald and senior Caroline Jansson each carded a 79 in round one (+7).

McDonald leads the tournament in par-3 scoring (2.75, -1) and is tied for sixth for most birdies with three. Jansson is tied for fourth in pars with three.

Sophomore Lauren Lehigh was the fourth Lobo to register a top-30 finish. She is tied for 28th through the first round with a score of 80 (+8). The Lobo fivesome was rounded out by redshirt-senior Reva Morris who suffered an uncharacteristically rough round with a score of 85 (+13).

The Lobos will resume competition on Tuesday, teeing off at 9:50 a.m. PT (10:50 a.m. MT). Fans will be able to follow the action live via live stats.