Women’s golf struggles at national tournament

The Pima Community College women’s golf team finished in 14th place in the 15-team field at the NJCAA National Championship at the Longbow Golf Course in Mesa from May 11-14.

The team never found its groove, finishing the first day near the bottom of the leaderboard with a team score of 370, more than 60 shots from the top. The team finished the tourney with a score of 1502.

Sophomore Paige Valles finished in 33rd place with a 334, the lowest individual score for an Aztec. She was named Second Team All-Region for her regular season performance.

Freshman Rachel Blount took 69th with an overall score of 367, while freshman Carley Nelson shot a 403. Freshman Casey Morinelli had a 410 and freshman Jessica Nordby finished with a 416.

Tiffany Chan from Daytona State College finished at the top with an individual score of 288, and Seminole State won the team competition with a combined score of 1204. Mesa CC finished in third with a team score of 1267.

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Sophomore Paige Valles blasts out of a bunker during the NJCAA National Championship in Mesa. (Photo courtesy of PCC)

Contains information from a press release.

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