Aggies Move into Solo Second After Day Two of Aggie Invite

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Behind Amelia McKee’s second round 69, the NM State Aggies women’s golf program closed day two of the Aggie Invitational at the NMSU Golf Course.

The Aggies fired back-to-back rounds of 288, and sit at even-par for the championship. The Aggies trail first place Incarnate Word (572, -4) by four shots.

Boise State sits at +2 overall to sit in solo third, followed by Seattle U (+6), South Dakota State (+9) UC-Riverside (+16), Northern Arizona (+16), Long Beach State (+16), UC Irvine (+23) and Santa Clara (+24).

Keisha Lugito of Seattle fired back-to-back rounds of 69 to sit at -6 overall. Lugito leads Ellen Nicholas of UIW by one shot, and McKee by two.

McKee fired five birdies and two bogies Tuesday to fire the -3 round of 69. Mckee recorded a strong front-nine of 33, before firing an even par 36 on the back-nine.

After firing a round of 71 yesterday to sit at -1, Alison Gastelum fired a round of 73 Tuesday to finish the two days at even par. Gastelum is tied with five other players at even par.

“The course definitely played harder today than it did yesterday. I told the girls after we were done that even though we didn’t get off to as fast of a start as yesterday we played better golf today. We were more consistent and our body language was much better. We can’t get caught up on the leaderboard tomorrow. We need to go out and play the golf course, take what it gives us and play our game. If that’s enough to win as a team and individually we’ll see in the end. Tomorrow is about playing our games. Then we’ll see what happens.”

The Aggies look to complete the comeback during tomorrow’s third round of the Aggie Invitational. The action begins tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.

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