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‘Roos Finish 4th At WAC Championship, Diaz Named Freshman Of The Year
UMKC Athletics 4-24-2016
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Quick Facts:
o   Location: Blaine, Wash.

o   Course: Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club
o   Tournament: WAC Championship
o   Teams Finish: 4th out of 7 teams
o   Individual Leader: Cynthia Diaz (4th out of 39 individuals)
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(Kansas City, Mo.) – Cynthia Diaz closed out her inaugural WAC Championship at the Semiahmoo Golf and Country club in Blaine, Wash., with a bang as the freshman climbed into fourth place with a 221, tied for the fifth best score in UMKC history, to earn WAC Freshman of the Year and First Team All-WAC honors.

As a team, UMKC women’s golf finished in fourth place at +56 after rounds of 313, 303 and 304. 

Diaz closed out the three day event with her best round of the tournament, firing a -1, 71 that included just one bogey and birdies on the par-4 11th and the par-5 17th.

Mackenzie Black carded the ‘Roos next best finish, tying for 13th as she too shot her best round of the tournament on Sunday with a 75 that was highlighted by birdies on par-4 4th and the par-4 18th.

Tying for 18th was Chandler Gallagher whose final round 80 included a birdie on the par-4 2nd.

Sophomore Maria Henao tied for 22nd with her second consecutive round of 78 that featured a birdie on No.4, while Abbey Campbell placed 33rd notching a pair of birdies on the final day of play.

New Mexico State claimed the team title in the event by 16 shots over Seattle, while the Aggies’ Kennedie Montoya was the individual champ at +1.

Team Top-10:

Pos.

School

Total

To Par

1

New Mexico State

884

+20

2

Seattle

900

+36

3

Utah Valley

912

+48

4

UMKC

920

+56

5

UTRGV

942

+78

6

Chicago State

961

+97

7

Bakersfield

974

+110

Individual Top-10:

Pos.

Player

School

To Par

Total

1

Kennedie Montoya

New Mexico State

+1

217

2

Viviana Macias

New Mexico State

+3

219

 

Dorsey Addicks

Seattle

+3

219

4

Cynthia Diaz

UMKC

+5

221

5

Carly Dehlin

Utah Valley

+6

222

6

Rachel Johnson

Chicago State

+7

223

7

Valeria Macias

New Mexico State

+10

226

 

Camille Orito

New Mexico State

+10

226

 

Ellen Brantberg

Seattle

+10

226

10

Kalea heu

Utah Valley

+11

227

 

Ana Margarita Raga

Utah Valley

11

227

UMKC Scores:

Pos.

Player

To Par

Rnd 1

Rnd 2

Rnd 3

Total

4

Cynthia Diaz

+5

73

77

71

221

t13

Mackenzie Black

+14

79

76

75

230

t18

Chandler Gallagher

+18

82

72

80

234

t22

Maria Henao

+20

80

78

78

236

33

Abbey Campbell

+33

81

84

84

249

Notes: Diaz named WAC Freshman of the Year and First Team All-WAC… Diaz’s 221 is tied for the fifth best score in school history.

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