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Aggie women golfers remain in top 10 at NCAA regional in Albuquerque


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In the 20th NCAA regional appearance, the NM State women's golf team got off to a solid start on Monday. The Aggies sit inside the top 10 in a field loaded full of competition heading into the second day.

Amelia McKee and Meiji Tungprapunvong paced the Aggies throughout the first round. The duo combined for six birdies and remain tied for 21st, shooting 74 apiece. Valentina Origel and Alison Gastelum both birdied twice to round out the scoring for NM State. Gastelum and Origel both shot a 77 on Monday, remaining tied for 47th as individuals.

On Tuesday, NM State will be paired with Sam Houston and Northern Arizona once again. Beginning at 9:06 a.m., Arantza Armas Stenner will get the action underway for the Aggies.
Round One

  • The Aggies sit in a tie for tenth with Sam Houston after the opening round, shooting 302 as a team. In the WAC Women's Golf Championship, the Aggies defeated the Bearkats by three strokes.
  • NM State and Sam Houston trail Oklahoma by just three strokes.
  • In the second round of the Albuquerque Regional, Arantza Armas Stenner will tee off at 9:06 a.m. to kick off the day for NM State.
  • In the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational in September, the Aggies shot 308 in the opening round. The team shaved off 16 strokes to climb the leaderboard in the second round.
  • Amelia McKee and Meiji Tungprapunvong sit in a tie for 21st after the first day of competition.
  • Each of the teams above the Aggies ranks inside the top 50 nationally.
  • Oregon's Briana Chacon shot a 65 (-7) to set a UNM Championship Course record in NCAA Tournament play.

NCAA Albuquerque Regional | NM State results after two rounds
T10.     NM State | 302 = 302 (+14)
Individual (After round one)
T21.     Amelia McKee | 74 = 74 (+2)
T21.     Meiji Tungprapunvong | 74 = 74 (+2)
T47.     Alison Gastelum | 77 = 77 (+5)
T47.     Valentina Origel | 77 = 77 (+5)
64.       Arantza Armas Stenner | 83 = 83 (+11)