NM State women’s golf wins fifth WAC title in six years

Dominique Galloway, pictured here at the Aggie Invitational, won the individual championship after posting a 69-73-72—214 (+1) over three rounds at the 2019 WAC Championship.

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LAKEWOOD, Wash. – The New Mexico State women’s golf team captured its fifth Western Athletic Conference Championship in six years, taking down Seattle U in a playoff after both squads finished with a +33 after three rounds.

The Aggies entered Saturday’s action trailing Seattle U by one stroke. However, NM State caught the Redhawks to tie it after 36 holes before winning in a playoff. This was New Mexico State’s ninth WAC championship overall, a conference best.

Dominique Galloway won the individual championship after posting a 69-73-72—214 (+1) over three rounds at the WAC Championship. The senior from Rio Rancho, N.M., is the fourth Aggie in the last five years to claim the individual title and the eighth individual champion for NM State overall.

Pun Chanachai finished in ninth place after firing a 71-76-74—221 (+8) and was followed closely by Chantal Dueringer (+10) in 11th. Maria Prado (+17) placed in a 24-place tie while Angela Xu (+21) finished tied for 31st.

New Mexico State now awaits its destination for the NCAA Golf Regional. The Aggies are set to find out where they play during the NCAA Selection Show on Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 p.m. (MT) on the Golf Channel.

Men’s golf

The New Mexico State men’s golf team wrapped up the PING Cougar classic in a ninth-place tie after recording a 297-290-286—873 (+9) over three rounds at Riverside Country Club.

Tadhg Campbell had the highest finish for the Aggies as he posted a 74-69-73—213 (E) to finish a 27th-place tie. Mike McGilton finished one stroke behind Campbell in a tie for 30th after firing a 73-74-70—217 (+1). Garrison Smith (+3), Ryo Harada (+5) and Tanvir Kahlon finished in a tie for 41st, tie a for 52nd, and a tie for 76th, respectively.

BYU took home the team title after posting a consistent 281-279-280—840 (-24) while Boise State finished second (-19). Rounding out the top three was Colorado State (-17).

New Mexico State now gets ready for the Western Athletic Conference Championship set to take place from Saturday, April 27, through Monday, April 29, at Oakbrook Golf Club in Lakewood Washington.

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