Seniors Noelle Zavaleta and Monica Villarreal will lead the 49ers into their first tournament of the spring season at the Folino Invitational. (Photo by Steven Georges/LBSU)
Feb. 15, 2012
2011-12 Long Beach State Women's Golf
Tournament No. 4
at Folino Invitational
Hosted by Cal State Fullerton
Industry Hills Golf Club, Zaharias Course - Par-71, 6,300 yards
City of Industry, Calif.
Sunday, Feb. 19 - Opening Round, 8-9:30 a.m. tee times (golfstat.com)
Monday, Feb. 20 - Second Round, 8-9:30 a.m. tee times (golfstat.com)
Tuesday, Feb. 21 - Final Round, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start (golfstat.com)
The Long Beach State women's golf team will make the short drive up the 605 freeway as the 49ers open the spring season at the Folino Invitational hosted by Cal State Fullerton. The three-day, 54-hole tournament begins on Sunday , Feb. 19, with opening round action. All three rounds will be played on the par-72, 6,300-yard Zaharias Course at Industry Hills Golf Club in the City of Industry. First and second round play will begin with tee times between 8-9:30 a.m. and the final 18 holes on Tuesday, Feb. 21, will have a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Live action of all three rounds can be followed on Golfstat.com.
LBSU will be among a 12-team field at this year' s Folino Invitational. Seniors Monica Villarreal and Noelle Zavlaeta, junior Simone Hoey, sophomore Rochelle Chan and freshman Ashley Greer will represent the 49ers as they go up against (150) Cal Poly, Cal State Bakersfield, (122) Cal State Fullerton, (111) Cal State Northridge, (196) Eastern Washington, (102) Gonzaga, (123) Montana, (130) Sacramento State, (128) Seattle, (162) South Alabama and (158) UC Riverside. Freshman Bow-Kay Salotti will be playing as an individual as she'll be competing in her third tournament for the year.
LBSU WINS INAUGURAL FOLINO INVITATIONAL
LBSU recorded a 30-over par 606 to capture last year's inaugural Folino Invitational at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine. The 49ers won by four strokes over second-place UC Irvine and five shots over Portland State in third. Junior Simone Hoey was the top player for the 49ers, finishing in a three-way tie for third at 4-over 148. Senior Monica Villarreal tied for eighth (+9), while sophomore Rochelle Chan tied for 15th (+14) and senior Noelle Zavaleta finished at 19-over, tying for 23rd.
49ERS IN THE RANKINGS
LBSU opens the spring season at No. 65 in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings and 70th in Golfstat. The 49ers will be the highest ranked team at this year's Folino Invitational as Gonzaga comes in as the second highest ranked team at 102nd in Golfstat. LBSU is the second highest ranked team in the Big West Conference as UC Davis is rated 20th in both polls.
LBSU CLOSES OUT FALL SEASON AT LAS VEGAS SHOWDOWN
The 49ers concluded the 2011 fall season with an eighth-place finish at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown in Boulder City, Nev. LBSU completed the three-day, 54-hole tournament at 31-over 895, after shooting rounds of 288, 294 and 313. The 49ers finished four strokes ahead of then-ranked No. 48 East Carolina (ninth) and just four shots behind Louisville, UC Irvine and tournament host UNLV, all tied for fifth.
ZAVALETA TABBED BIG WEST GOLFER OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER
Senior Noella Zavaleta was named Big West Conference Golfer of the Month for October for her performance at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown (Oct. 24-26) in Boulder City, Nev. This was the first monthly award for the Lakewood, Calif. native this year and second overall. Zavaleta received the last golfer of the month award last season for the month of April after tying for second place at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate at Half Moon Bay. Zavaleta turned in a career-low 69 in the opening round to finish the tournament in fifth place with a 1-under par 215. This was Zavaleta's first Top-10 finish this season and fifth overall.
LBSU INKS TWO TO NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT
Head Coach Joey Cerulle announced the signing of Shawnne Martinez (Modesto) and Kassidy Teare (Vista) to National Letters of Intent. Martinez is a three-time CIF Northern Division champion and appeared twice in the California State Championship. Martinez is a two-time member of the Junior America's Cup Nor Cal Team that won this year's championship. The Modesto native qualified for this year's USGA Jr. Girls and won the JGANC/NCGA Nor-Cal Junior Championship and JGANC Tournament of Champions. Martinez is currently ranked at No. 74 in the world by juniorgolfscoreboard.com. Teare is a two-time qualifier for Junior World's and finished third in 2010 and second in 2011 for Player of the Year by San Diego Jr. Golf Association. The Vista native won this year's Don Stadler Memorial and Future Champions Tour Major in Sandpiper. Teare is currently ranked 10th best player in California by Golfweek.com.
NINERS TAKES FIFTH AT PRICE'S "GIVE `EM FIVE" INTERCOLLEGIATE
LBSU carded a 19-over par to finish in fifth place at the Price's "Give `Em Five" Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, N.M. The 49ers recorded a 54-hole total of 883 (287-301-295) at the par-72, 6,258 yard NMSU Golf Course. Senior Monica Villarreal, sophomore Rochelle Chan and freshman Monica Umpant were the top players for LBSU as all three tied for 17th with a 6-over 222. Freshmen Ashley Greer and Bow-Kay Salotti made their collegiate debut in Las Cruces. Playing as individuals, Salotti tied for 45th at 13-over, while Greer tied for 74th at 23-over.
49ERS, CHAN WINS ROSE CITY COLLEGIATE
LBSU held onto a 10-stroke lead over Fresno State to capture the Rose City Collegiate at Langdon Farms Golf Course in Aurora, Ore. This was the first tournament win for the 49ers since winning the inaugural Folino Invitational last year in Irvine. LBSU finished the two-day tournament at 36-over 900 (298-299-303). Sophomore Rochelle Chan recorded her first career tournament win as she captured individual medalist with a 4-over 220. Chan fired a career and tournament low 66 in the opening round as she held onto a three-shot lead over teammate Monica Villarreal (+7).
CHAN NAMED LBSU STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Sophomore Rochelle Chan was named Long Beach State Student-Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Rose City Collegiate in Aurora, Ore., where she won individual medalist and helped the 49ers capture their first tournament title this season.
49ERS FINISH 13TH AT PTARMIGAN RAM FALL CLASSIC
LBSU kicked off the 2011-12 season at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic (Sept. 12-13) in Fort Collins, Colo., as the 49ers finished in 13th place. The 49ers recorded rounds of 310, 303 and 306 for a total of 55-over 919. Junior Simone Hoey led the way for LBSU, tying for 23rd at 7-over 223. Freshman Monica Umpant made her collegiate debut, finishing in 83rd at 26-over.
BIG WEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP HEADS BACK UP TO SAN LUIS OBISPO
The Big West Conference Women's Golf Championship returns to the San Luis Obispo Country Club, Apr. 22-24, after spending the last two years at the Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita. This year's 54-hole conference championship will return to a three-day format with 18 holes being played each day as seven teams battle for the conference championship and automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
The 49ers travel to the San Fernando Valley for the Bruin Wave Invitational hosted by UCLA and Pepperdine. The two-day tournament begins on Monday, Mar. 5, at the El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana.
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