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Updated: Monday 04/18/2014 08:23:23 (ET)
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Chandler, Ariz. - The North Dakota women's golf team wants to leave a better impression on its fellow Big Sky golf teams and improve its performance on the course at the Ocotillo Golf Resort where the Green and White will be teeing it up at the league tournament this weekend.

Those are the primary goals for head coach Natalie Martinson as UND returns to sunny Arizona for the 2014 Big Sky Golf Championship to be held April 20-22 in Chandler. The 54-hole event begins on Easter Sunday and Martinson is taking a confident bunch with her that is looking to improve upon a 10th-place finish from a year ago. 

"We are really excited for the Big Sky Championship," Martinson said. "We want to redeem ourselves from last’s years finish and we have the confidence to do so. We shot our best tournament scores of the spring at our last tournament and our team is very capable of improving on those scores."

Freshman Alexis Guggisberg is playing the best of Martinson's five-lady lineup that also features classmate Dani DelGreco, sophomore Sadie Martin and Juniors Mikayla Kromy and Amanda Fairweather.

Guggisberg turned in her best 54-hole score at the Gary Crossley Ford Kansas City Shootout early last week with a 239 to tie for 22nd. She posted a season-low 78 (+6) in the second round.

Martin leads the team with an 80.67 stroke average and her 10 rounds in the 70's is tops on the team.  She has a trio of top-10 finishes on the season. DelGreco has seven rounds in the 70's, including a team-low 71 at the Grizzly Invitational.  

Kromy has three rounds in the 70's and is coming her best round of the spring with an 81 in the final day in Kansas City.

Fairweather is the only member of that lineup that has seen the course as she played it twice a year ago.  She finished in a tie for 48th after a 54-hole total of 256. Fairweather opened with an 86 and backed that score up with a pair of 85's in the final two rounds. 

"Every tournament we play in is important, but this is the one that we build for all year," Martinson said. "I feel like we got back on track a couple of weeks ago in Kansas City after a strong start to the fall.

"I have a young lineup, but it is a confident one and I know they are looking forward to competing against the other league members."

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