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Park, 49ers In Second Place After Day One At Big West Conference Championship

Junior Chaewon Park is tied for second after opening round play of the Big West Conference Championship. (Photo by Cameron Fujimoto/LBSU)

April 13, 2014

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Junior Chaewon Park fired an even-73 in Sunday's opening round of the Big West Conference Championship, tying for second-place while leading to second at San Luis Obispo Country Club.

LBSU recorded a 12-over 304 to hold a one-shot lead over UC Irvine (+13) in second and three-strokes over Cal State Northridge (+15) in fourth. Thirty-seventh ranked UC Davis leads the field of eight teams with a 2-over 294 as the Aggies' takes a 10-shot lead into Monday's second round.

Park started her round bogey-free through her first five holes going 2-under posting two birdies on the second and fifth holes. She picked up a bogey on the sixth and eighth holes to go even and would double-bogey on the par-4, No. 9 to go 2-over on the front-nine.

After making the turn onto the back side, Park collected two birdies, a par and one bogey to go 1-over through 13 holes. The San Pedro native would close out the round with a strong finish, posting four consecutive pars and her fifth birdie on her last hole of the day on the par-4 18th.

Sophomore Shawnee Martinez is tied for 14th, shooting a 76 with two birdies and 12 pars, while fellow classmates Kassidy Teare tied for 16th at 4-over and Janelle Sua tied for 18th at 5-over.

Senior Rochelle Chan is 38th after carding an 84.

Bev Vatananugulkit of UC Davis leads the field of 40 players with a 1-under 72.

Second round action continues on Monday with LBSU teeing off at 10:30 a.m., with the 49ers paired with the Aggies and Anteaters.

2 Long Beach State 304 304
T2 Chaewon Park (3) 73 73
T14 Shawnee Martinez (2) 76 76
T16 Kassidy Teare (4) 77 77
T18 Janelle Sua (5) 78 78
38 Rochelle Chan (1) 84 84


Course:San Luis Obispo Country Club: 2014 Big West Women's Champ.     Par 73 - 6196 Yards
team scoring rounds total 
to par thru today 1
37 UC Davis
+2 F   +2 294 294
  Long Beach State
+12 F   +12 304 304
  UC Irvine
+13 F   +13 305 305
+15 F   +15 307 307
  CSU Fullerton
+16 F   +16 308 308
  Cal Poly
+21 F   +21 313 313
  UC Riverside
+24 F   +24 316 316
+29 F   +29 321 321




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