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Aztec junior collects first career MW weekly/monthly honor

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November 9, 2016 (Colorado Springs) - San Diego State’s Georgia Lacey (Del Mar, Calif.) was named Mountain West Women’s Golfer of the Month for October, the league office announced Wednesday. With her award, the Aztec junior garnered the first conference weekly/monthly accolade of her career.

Lacey was SDSU’s top golfer in two tournaments last month, recording a team-best 70.00 scoring average in four rounds to go with a pair of top-15 placements.

Lacey made a huge splash at the highly competitive Stanford Invitational hosted by Condoleezza Rice, Oct. 14-15, posting her highest finish in an Aztec uniform with a tie for second place against a field that featured eight top-25 squads. The Torrey Pines High alumna shot a 36-hole total of 2-under-par 140, topping 29 individuals ranked in the Golfstat top 100, including four players in the top 10.  Lacey, who led the prestigious event in par-4 scoring (3.83), shot a career-low 4-under 67 in round one, highlighted by a team-best six birdies to go with an eagle-3 on the par-5, 495-yard No. 1 hole.

Later at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, Lacey helped San Diego State tie for fourth place in the team standings after completing her seventh career top 20 with a 15th-place showing at 4-under 140 on back-to-back rounds of 70. She sank eight birdies for the week, including an impressive drain on the par-4, 398-yard No. 9 in the final round, which ranked as the toughest hole of the tournament.

For the season, Lacey owns a 71.71 scoring average and finds herself at No. 53 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin individual rankings. She also occupies the 59th position in the most recent Golfstat Cup standings. 

Lacey and the 30th-ranked Aztecs will have the next three months off from competition before opening their 2017 spring schedule at the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge, Feb. 12-14, in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.