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ALBUQUERQUE - Led by Christine Danielsson and her even score for Tuesday’s final round, UC Davis ended its stay in Albuquerque by finishing 17th in a deep and talented field that competed at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational.
The Aggies will return to action on Sunday at the East-West Match Play, a three-day event hosted by Wisconsin.
Following Danielsson’s birdie on 14, she followed with an eagle, the only one recorded by the Aggies throughout the tournament, to finish the back nine with a 1-under score. In all, the managerial economics major finished tied for 10th with a 1-under 215 for the event. With that result, the sophomore was one of 13 competitors to finish under par.
The trio of Hannah Sun, Rei Nakatani and Madison Wood each ended their inaugural tournament of the season with solid performances on holes 10-18. The first two ended the third round with identical 2-over scores; Woods finished one shot behind her teammates’ back-nine scores by shooting a 3-over. Nakatani, Wood and Sun finished this 54-hole tournament with respective scores of 12-over, 17-over and 23-over.
Yoonhee Kim rounded out the Aggies’ lineup by finishing with an 85 on the 6,317-yard University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course.
As the only team to finish under par, Oklahoma State took home the tournament’s team title by finishing with a total score of 863. Arizona’s Bianca Pagdanganan and Stanford’s Andrea Lee shared individual acclaim by finishing 1-under with matching total scores of 208.
Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational
Hosted by New Mexico
University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course
Par 72, 6,317 yards
Final Results (through 54 holes)
1. Oklahoma State, 291-284-288 863
2. Northwestern, 290-288-287 865
T3. Colorado, 293-284-292 869
T3. Stanford, 297-284-288 869
5. San Diego State, 294-287-295 876
6. Denver, 292-291-295 878
T7. New Mexico, 295-289-295 879
T7. Iowa, 292-290-297 879
T7. Iowa State 296-293290 879
10. Texas 295-292-293 880
T11. Arizona, 292-284-305 881
T11. UNLV, 286-298-297 881
13. Pepperdine, 295-290-302 887
T14. Fresno State 302-296-299 897
T14. Cal 304-286-307 897
16. Washington State 296-295-313 904
17. UC Davis 304-294-315 913
18. Central Arkansas 301-308-311 920
Winner plus UC Davis competitors
1. Bianca Pagdanganan, Arizona 67-67-74 208/-8 and Andrea Lee, Stanford 73-68-67 208/-8
T10. Christine Danielsson 74-69-72 215/-1
T69. Rei Nakatani 75-72-81 228/+12
T83. Madison Wood 77-76-80 233/+17
92. Hannah Sun 78-79-82 239/+23
95. Yoonhee Kim 81-77-85 243/+27