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Aggie women finish season with 11th place showing at NCAA regional


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The NM State women's golf team condluded its 2021-22 season at the NCAA Albuquerque Regional. Finishing in 11th place, NM State held its own against a loaded field that featured nine teams inside the nation's top 50.

One of the most decorated players in program history, Amelia McKee, wrapped up her career in Wednesday's final round. McKee, an All-WAC First Team selection and former WAC Player of the Year, shot a 223 (+7) in her final collegiate event. McKee and Alison Gastelum tied for 33rd overall in the Albuquerque regional.
Valentina Origel and Meiji Tungprapunvong shot 78 (+6) and 79 (+7) on Wednesday, respectively. Origel got off to a hot start, birdieing her second hole of the day while Tungprapunvong birdied hole 15 in the early part of Wednesday's round.
Round Three

  • NM State concludes the 2021-22 season, falling short of the NCAA Championships.
  • The Albuquerque Regional was the 20th NCAA Regional in NM State history.
  • Oregon, Texas, Georgia, and TCU advanced to the NCAA Championship as teams while Marina Escobar Domingo (Florida) and Viera Permata Rosada (Sam Houston) advanced as individuals.
  • As a team, NM State shot its best round of the regional on Wednesday, posting a 301.
  • Amelia McKee concluded her illustrious career as an Aggie on Wednesday. McKee, alongside teammate Alison Gastelum, shot an even 72 on Wednesday and tied for 33rd on the tournament.
  • Through the first ten holes of the day, McKee shot three-under-par to climb the leaderboard.
  • Meiji Tungprapunvong played as the one for NM State in the final round, shooting a 79.

NCAA Albuquerque Regional | NM State final results
11.       NM State | 302 - 304 – 301 = 907 (+43)
Individual (Final results)
T33.     Amelia McKee | 74 – 77 – 72 = 223 (+7)
T33.     Alison Gastelum | 77 – 74 – 72 = 223 (+7)
T51.     Meiji Tungprapunvong | 74 – 76 – 79 = 229 (+13)
T56.     Valentina Origel | 77 - 77 – 78 = 232 (+16)
62.       Arantza Armas Stenner | 83 – 81 – 84 = 248 (+32)