Feb. 11, 2014
2013-14 LONG BEACH STATE WOMEN'S GOLF
Tournament No. 5
at Peg Barnard Invitational
Hosted by Stanford University
Stanford Golf Course (Par-71, 6,084-yards)
Saturday, Feb. 15 - First Round, 9 a.m. shotgun (Live scoring: Golfstat)
Sunday, Feb. 16 - Final Round, 9 a.m. shotgun (Live scoring: Golfstat)
The Long Beach State women's golf team starts off the 2013-14 spring season at the Peg Barnard Invitational hosted by Stanford University. The two-day, 36-hole tournament begins on Saturday, Feb. 15 with opening round play, followed by the final 18 holes on Sunday, Feb. 16. Both rounds will begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start and will be contested at the par-71, 6,084-yard Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif. LBSU will be paired with Fresno State and individuals from Stanford and San Francisco on the first day and will begin on Nos. 15-18.
Live scoring of both rounds of the Peg Barnard Invitational will be available at Golfstat.com.
PEG BARNARD FIELD
LBSU will be among a 14-team field that features No. 27 California, (50) Colorado, (40) Denver, (102) Fresno State, (16) Oregon, (60) Oregon State, (10) Stanford, (37) San Diego State, (84) San Francisco, (36) UC Davis, (75) UC Irvine and (48) UNLV.
Juniors Ashley Greer and Chaewon Park and sophomores Shawnee Martinez, Kassidy Teare and Janelle Sua will represent the 49ers at the Peg Barnard Invitational.
IN THE POLLS
LBSU will begin the 2013-14 spring season ranked at No. 76 in Golfstat and 78th in Golfweek.
The 49ers closed out the 2013-14 fall season with an eighth-place finish at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown in Las Vegas. LBSU was among a 17-team field competing at the par-72, 6,230-yard Stallion Mountain Golf Club as the 54-hole tournament was shortened to 36-holes due to gusty winds cancelling second round play. The 49ers closed out the tournament with a 36-hole score of 16-over 592, finishing three strokes ahead of No. 34-ranked Denver (+19) tied for 10th and two-shots behind No. 37 Wisconsin (+14) in seventh.
MARTINEZ TOUGHS IT OUT
Despite suffering a mild ligament sprain during the practice round of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash., sophomore Shawnee Martinez was back on the course less than 12 hours later for the 36-hole day to gut out one of her best performances as a 49er. The Modesto native posted an opening round 79 and came back in the second round with a one-shot improvement for a 78 to finish the first day tied for 47th. Martinez returned to the greens for the final round to record an 81 that was highlighted by a birdie and 10 pars, tying for 49th.
49ERS TAKES NINTH IN MINNESOTA
LBSU posted a ninth-place finish at the 12-team Minnesota Invitational at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. The 49ers posted a 54-hole tournament of 70-over-par 934 after shooting rounds of 311, 310 and 313. Sophomore Shawnee Martinez was the top player for LBSU, tying for 14th with a 14-over 230 after carding rounds of 77, 75 and 78.
MARTINEZ, TEARE HAVE STRONG PERFORMANCES IN COLORADO
Sophomores Shawnee Martinez and Kassidy Teare recorded solid play in the season-opening Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic as both players finished in the top-10 in Fort Collins, Colo. Martinez placed ninth to post her second consecutive top-10 performance dating back to last year's Big West Championship where she tied for seventh. Teare tied for 10th at the Ptarmigan Country Club, collecting her third career top-10 finish.
LBSU HOSTS BLACK & BLUE RIVALRY MATCH
This year's Black & Blue Rivalry Match vs. UC Irvine heads up to Seal Beach as the 49ers will host the dual match against the Anteaters at Old Ranch Country Club. The 18-hole event will take place on Thursday, Mar. 13 at 1 p.m. LBSU won last year's inaugural Black & Blue Match at Strawberry Farms in Irvine by five shots over UCI. LBSU posted an 18-hole score of 20-over 304 as former 49er Simone Hoey led the field of 14 players with a 1-over 72, winning by three strokes over fellow teammate Kassidy Teare (+4).
49ERS HOSTS THE GOLD RUSH
LBSU will once again host The Gold Rush presented by Farmers Insurance at Yorba Linda Country Club in Yorba Linda, Calif. The two-day, 54-hole tournament will take place Apr. 7-8 and will feature an 11-team field (Boston College, Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Gonzaga, Idaho, Northern Arizona, San Francisco, UC Irvine, UC Riverside). This is the third edition of the Gold Rush as the 49ers are the defending team champions from last year's tournament.
CAL POLY HOSTS 2014 BIG WEST CHAMPIONSHIP
For the third 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 13-15, as eight teams will compete for the conference championship and automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
PARK HAS A BUSY SUMMER
Junior Chaewon Park had a pretty summer playing in two big tournaments, the 37th U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship in Norman, Okla. and the 113th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in Charleston, S.C. Park advanced to the round of 32 in the match play portion of the WAPL this past June, becoming the first 49er to do so since 2008. In August, the San Pedro native was among 156 players that advanced to the U.S. Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Charleston. Park missed the cut by four shots, finishing with a 12-over 154 after posting rounds of 76 and 78 to tie for 96th.
MARTINEZ ADVANCES TO WAPL CHAMPIONSHIP
Sophomore Shawnee Martinez joined fellow teammate Chaewon Park at the 37th U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship in Norman, Okla. this past June. Martinez was the medalist finisher at the WAPL sectional qualifying at the Reserve at Spanos Park Golf Course in Stockton, Calif., shooting a 74 to advance to the championship in Norman. The native from Modesto recorded a 17-over 161 during the two-day stroke play at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club to tie for 122nd place.
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. 24-25, traveling down to Costa Mesa for the UC Irvine Invitational presented by KIA at the Costa Mesa Country Club.