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SDSU's Emma Henrikson in Front at The Gold Rush

Kristina Lynn poses after carding an ace during the second round of The Gold Rush on Monday. (courtesy of LBSU Athletics)
Kristina Lynn poses after carding an ace during the second round of The Gold Rush on Monday. (courtesy of LBSU Athletics)

Feb. 11, 2013

YORBA LINDA. Calif. -

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San Diego State's Emma Henrikson (Malmo, Sweden) fired an even-par 144 on Monday to lead the Aztec women's golf team during the first two rounds of The Gold Rush presented by Farmers Insurance at the 6,077-yard, par-72 Yorba Linda Country Club. With her performance, Henrikson sits atop the individual leaderboard by three strokes in the field of 65 golfers.

As a team, the 84th-ranked Aztecs occupy the No. 3 position out of 11 schools after finishing with a combined 623 (+47). SDSU trails leader and host Long Beach State (611, (+35)) by 12 strokes and is six shots in back of second-place Gonzaga (617, (+41)).

Henrikson opened with a 1-under 71, the second-lowest round of the day, before carding a 1-over 73 in the afternoon session. The SDSU freshman managed to offset nine bogeys with a tournament-leading nine birdies, including three straight on holes 12-14 during the second round to grab a three-stroke lead over Long Beach State's Shawnee Martinez (+3) and a six-shot bulge over Ronnie Valerio of UC Irvine (+6) heading into Tuesday's final round.

Elsewhere, senior Christine Wong (Richmond, British Columbia) finds in herself in a four-way tie for 20th place after carding a 160 (+16), while sophomores Kristina Lynn (Carlsbad, Calif.) and Paige Spiranac (Scottsdale, Ariz.) are tied for the 25th spot at 161 (+17) with five other golfers. Lynn's second round was highlighted by an ace on the 147-yard, par-3 13th hole after she drained a birdie on the 382-yard, par-4 12th.

Rounding out the Aztec contingent was junior Rebecca Schneider (Cave Creek, Ariz.), who ended the day in the 62nd spot at 176 (+32). SDSU also had two golfers compete as individuals, including sophomore Amy Alston (Mission Viejo, Calif.), who sits in a tie for 43rd at 165 (+21), while junior Maureen Dunnagan is in 63rd after posting a 181 (+37).

The Gold Rush resumes on Tuesday with the Aztecs teeing off in a shotgun start at 8 a.m. PT, along with Long Beach State and Gonzaga. For live scoring, please click here

The Gold Rush presented by Farmers
Day One Results
Yorba Linda Country Club
Yorba Linda, Calif.
Par 72, 6,077 yards

Team Scores (Top 5)
1. Long Beach State 307-304--611 (+35)
2. Gonzaga 312-305--617 (+41)
3. San Diego State 308-315--623 (+47)
4. UC Irvine 316-314--630 (+54)
5. BYU 321-321--642 (+66)

Individual Leaders (Top 5 + SDSU)
1. Emma Henrikson, SDSU 71-73--144 (E)
2. Shawnee Martinez, Long Beach State 78-69--147 (+3)
3. Ronnie Valerio, UC Irvine 74-76--150 (+6)
4. Raychelle Santos, Gonzaga 76-75--151 (+7)
T5. Tisha Alyn Abrea, Cal St. Fullerton 79-74--153 (+9)
T5. Caryn Khoo, Nevada 79-74--153 (+9)

T20. Christine Wong, SDSU 77-83--160 (+16)
T25. Kristina Lynn, SDSU 84-77--161 (+17)
T25. Paige Spiranac, SDSU 79-82--161 (+17)
T43. Amy Alston, SDSU* 79-86--165 (+21)
62. Rebecca Schneider, SDSU 81-95--176 (+32)
63. Maureen Dunnagan, SDSU* 90-91--181 (+37)

*-competed as an individual