LONG BEACH, Calif. – (Feb. 13) Freshman Kimberlee Tottori improved tremendously after the first round, moving 13 spots to finish in 15th at the Gold Rush tournament Monday and Tuesday at the El Dorado Golf Course.

Tottori shot seven-over 79 in the first round, but lowered it down in the next two rounds to finish one-over 73 in both.

“Kimmy played great in the last two rounds, especially after a slow start and with this being our first event of the spring,” head coach Marc Chandonnet said.

Tottori wasn’t the only one to impress Chandonnet. The Redhawks had a young team on the course and have a bright future ahead.

“We were also excited about some of the performances from our other freshman,”Chandonet said. “Pretty sure we were one of the only teams out there with four freshman in the lineup, so we are extremely excited about our future. This team is fun, they work hard and they’re extremely coachable, therefore our future is bright.”

The Redhawks’ future will look to continue the process at the Grand Canyon University Invitational Feb. 24 and 25 at the GCU golf course in Glendale, Ariz.