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Kuida Paces Pilots at the Aztec Fall Classic

Oct. 18, 2006

CHULA VISTA, Calif. --- The Portland Pilots, led by sophomore Taryn Kuida for the second straight tournament, placed 15th at the Aztec Fall Classic, which concluded Tuesday at The Auld Course. Kuida placed 41st with a 156 (+12), two strokes better than teammate Ashley Williams, a senior.

Portland's top four golfers finished within three strokes of each other as senior Molly Edmunds and junior Kristin Howell each shot a 159 (+15) on the par 72 course.

The Denver Pioneers took home the team title, led by a one-two finish by teammates Stephanie Sherlock and Emily Hoeper, who both finished at minus three (141) for the two-round tournament. Sherlock topped Hoeper in a playoff to claim medalist honors.

Denver combined for 582 to finish on top of the 19-team field. Brigham Young placed second with a 589, UC Irvine was third with a 596, Xavier placed fourth with a 606 and Notre Dame rounded out the top five with a 609.

The Pilots combined for a 632 (317-315), just four strokes out of 11th place. Kuida opened with a four-over 76, before closing with an 80. Williams (77), Edmunds (79) and Howell (79) all shot in the 70's during the final round. Williams tied for 57th, while both Edmunds and Howell tied for 59th. Senior Melanie Lee shot a 163 (82-81) to tied for 82nd place.

Portland concludes its fall schedule at the Cal Poly Invitational at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande, Calif. on Nov. 6-7.

Aztec Fall Classic - Final Results
The Auld Course (Chula Vista, Calif.) - Par 72 - 6,259 yards

Team Scores: 1. Denver (279-303) 582; 2. Brigham Young (296-293) 589; 3. UC Irvine (301-295) 596; 4. Xavier (310-296) 606; t5. Notre Dame (310-299) 609; t5. Montana (303-306) 609; 7. Fresno State (307-304) 611; 8. McLennan CC (305-308) 613; 9. San Diego State (304-310) 614; 10. Sacramento State (309-306) 615; 11. North Texas (310-318) 628; t12. Cal Poly (306-323) 629; t12. Wyoming (315-314) 629; 14. Portland State (306-325) 631; 15. Portland (317-315) 632; 16. Northern Arizona (313-321) 634; 17. Cal State Northridge (313-322) 635; 18. UC Riverside (316-327) 643; 19. Cal State San Marcos (340-335) 675.

Individual Leaders: 1. **Stephanie Sherlock, Denver (69-72) 141, -3; 2. Emily Hoeper, Denver (66-75) 141, -3; 3. Natalia Jimenez, BYU (70-73) 143, -1; 4. Selanee' Henderson, UC Irvine (69-75) 144, E; t5. Laura Mengelkamp, Wyoming (76-69) 145, +1; t5. Noriko Nakazaki, Notre Dame (71-74) 145, +1; t5. Alexis Edwards, BYU (74-71) 145, +1. **Playoff winner

Portland Scores: t41. Taryn Kuida (76-80) 156, +12; t57. Ashley Williams (81-77) 158, +14; t59. Molly Edmunds (80-79) 159, +15; t59. Kristin Howell (80-79) 159; t82. Melanie Lee (82-81) 163, +19.