Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

St. Michael's Golfer Lands in Contention.(Journal North)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Senior Is One Shot From Lead

SOCORRO Seeking to get back into the winner's circle after finishing second at state a year ago, St. Michael's senior Alyssa Otero is one shot off the lead at the Class 1A-3A State Golf Championships at New Mexico Tech Golf Course.

In Monday's first round, Otero carded a nine-over-par 81. Golfers wrap up the tournament with 18 holes today.

Three over par at the turn, Otero slipped down the leaderboard on the back nine thanks to a pair of putts that lipped out in the closing holes. Three-putting on the 16th for double-bogey, she dropped another stroke on the par-3 17th when a putt rolled around the edge of the cup.

"Those are kind of frustrating," Otero said. …

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