Feb. 6, 2013
2012-13 LONG BEACH STATE WOMEN'S GOLF
Tournament No. 5
The Gold Rush presented by Farmers Insurance
Hosted by Long Beach State
Yorba Linda Country Club, Par-72, 6,077-yards
Yorba Linda, Calif.
Monday, Feb. 11 - First & Second Rounds, 8 a.m. PST (Live scoring: Golfstat)
Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Final Round, 8 a.m. PST (Live scoring: Golfstat)
The Long Beach State women's golf team opens the 2013 spring campaign hosting The Gold Rush presented by Farmers Insurance, Feb. 11-12. The two-day, 54-hole tournament will take place at the par-72, 6,077-yard Yorba Linda Country Club in Yorba Linda, Calif. First and second round action will take place on Monday, Feb. 11 and the final 18 holes concluding on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Both days will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
GOLD RUSH LIVE ON GOLFSTAT
Live scoring of all three rounds of The Gold Rush presented by Farmers Insurance will be provided on Golfstat.com.
GOLD RUSH FIELD
Senior Simone Hoey, junior Rochelle Chan, sophomore Chaewon Park and freshmen Shawnee Martinez and Kassidy Teare will represent LBSU as they'll compete against 10 other teams that features BYU, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Gonzaga, Nevada, Portland State, San Diego State, Santa Clara, UC Irvine and Washington State. Junior Ashley Greer, sophomore Bow-Kay Salotti and freshman Janelle Sua will play as individuals for the 49ers.
GOLD RUSH RETURNS TO YORBA LINDA
For the second time in three years, The Gold Rush returns to the Yorba Linda Country Club in Orange County. The inaugural tournament took place in 2011 with San Diego State winning the team championship by eight strokes over the second-place 49ers and senior Simone Hoey taking individual medalist honors and claiming her first career tournament win over former 49er Monica Villarreal by six shots.
LBSU CLOSES OUT FALL SEASON IN VEGAS
The 49ers recorded a team-best 298 in the final round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown to finish in 10th place at the Stallion Mountain Golf Club in Las Vegas. LBSU completed the three-day, 54-hole tournament at 58-over-par 922 as the 49ers were led by freshman Kassidy Teare. Teare finished at 15-over to tie for 38th.
49ERS PLACE 10TH IN WASHINGTON
LBSU recorded a 79-over-par 943 to finish in 10th place at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash. LBSU shot rounds of 310, 322 and 311 at the Sahalee Country Club. Simone Hoey led the way for the 49ers, placing 24th with a 16-over 232.
PARK TAKES FIRST TOP-20 FINISH AT ROSE CITY
Sophomore Chaewon Park recorded her first career top-20 finish, tying for 18th place at the Rose City Collegiate in Aurora, Ore. LBSU finished in sixth at 63-over 927. The Rose City Collegiate marked the first collegiate tournament for freshman Shawnee Martinez as the native from Modesto, Calif. placed second for LBSU, tying for 24th at 18-over 234.
HOEY, 49ERS TIES FOR FIFTH IN COLORADO
Senior Simone Hoey recorded her first top-5 finish in the season opening Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic in Fort Collins, Colo. Hoey completed the two-day, 54-hole tournament with a 2-under 218, shooting rounds of 73, 76 and 69. LBSU tied for fifth out of 17 teams with Louisville, Nevada and New Mexico. The 49ers finished the tournament at 32-over 896. Freshman Kassidy Teare made her collegiate debut for the 49ers, tied for 16th (+8).
BIG WEST CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO THE CENTRAL COAST
For the second straight year the Big West Conference Women's Golf Championship returns to the central coast to the San Luis Obispo Country Club in San Luis Obispo hosted by Cal Poly. The three-day, 54-hole touranment will take place April 21-23, as eight teams will compete for the conference championship and automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
WELCOME BACK HAWAI'I
The 2012-13 season will see the addition of an old friend as the University of Hawai'i returns to the Big West Conference in all sports except football. The Rainbow Wahine were members of the Big West in women sports from 1984-96. Hawai'i will compete is this year's Big West Women's Golf Championship in San Luis Obispo.
FOLLOW THE 49ERS ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER
Fans can follow the 49er women's golf team throughout the season on Facebook at Long Beach State Women's Golf and on Twitter @LBSUwomensgolf.
LBSU returns to action Feb. 25-26, taking part in the Anteater Invitational hosted by UC Irvine at Santa Ana Country Club in Santa Ana.