March 22, 2012
2011-12 LONG BEACH STATE WOMEN'S GOLF
Tournament No. 8
at Anteater Invitational
Hosted by UC Irvine
Dove Canyon Country Club - Par-71, 5,911 yards
Dove Canyon, Calif.
Monday, Mar. 26 - First & Second Rounds, 9 a.m. shotgun
Tuesday, Mar. 27 - Final Round, 8:30 a.m. shotgun
The Long Beach State women's golf team heads to Orange County for the Anteater Invitational at the par-71, 5,911 yard Dove Canyon Country Club hosted by UC Irvine. The two-day, 54-hole tournament begins on Monday, Mar. 26, with first and second round action and the final round concluding on Tuesday, Mar. 27. Both days will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. on Monday and 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Live action will not be available Golfstat.com.
ANTEATER INVITATIONAL FIELD
LBSU will be among a 15-team field at this year's Anteater Invitational. Seniors Monica Villarreal and Noelle Zavaleta, junior Simone Hoey, sophomore Rochelle Chan and freshman Chaewon Park will represent the 49ers as they go up against (151) Boise State, (106) BYU, (97) Cal State Fullerton, (121) Cal State Northridge, (174) Delaware, (70) Idaho, (64) Long Beach State, (133) Montana, (147) Portland State, (123) Sacramento State, (101) San Francisco, (157) Santa Clara, (75) UC Irvine, (156) UC Riverside, and (80) Washington State. Sophomore Ashley Greer and freshman Bow-Kay Salotti will play as individuals for the 49ers.
LAST YEAR AT DOVE CANYON
LBSU finished in fourth place with a 24-over-par 900 at last year's 12-team Anteater Invitational. The 49ers recorded rounds of 292, 300, and 308 at the par-71, 5,890-yard Dove Canyon Country Club. Senior Monica Villarreal, junior Simone Hoey and former 49er Reina Rogers all tied for eighth at 10-over 223. Sophomore Rochelle Chan tied for 49th at 32-over.
49ERS IN THE RANKINGS
In the latest rankings, LBSU comes in at No. 65 in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings and 64th in Golfstat. LBSU remains the second highest ranked team in the Big West Conference behind UC Davis as the Aggies are ranked 26th (Golfstat) and 29th (Golfweek).
LBSU FINISHES AHEAD OF SIX RANKED TEAMS AT RANCHO BERNARDO
LBSU completed the 36-hole tournament at 39-over 615 (9th place), finishing ahead of six teams that were ranked in the top-50. The 49ers edged No. 27 Texas and No. 17 Washington by two strokes as the Longhorns and Huskies tied for 10th. Thirty-third ranked Denver placed 12th, while No. 16 Arizona tied for 13th, No. 48 New Mexico placed 15th and tournament host and No. 41 San Diego State finished in 16th. Senior Monica Villarreal led the way for LBSU with a final round 77 to tie for 15th at 5-over 149. This is Villarreal's second top-20 finish this season.
49ERS TIES FOR NINTH AT BRUIN WAVE INVITATIONAL
LBSU recorded a 54-hole total of 94-over 958 to tie for ninth place with Wisconsin at the 15-team Bruin Wave Invitational in Tarzana. Monica Villarreal was the top player for the 49ers, tying for 36th with a 21-over 237 at the par-72, 6,131-yard El Caballero Country Club. Rochelle Chan and Simone Hoey tied for 40th, while Chaewon Park tied for 46th and Noelle Zavaleta finished in 75th.
LBSU OPENS SPRING SEASON AT FOLINO INVITATIONAL
The 49ers opened the spring season at the 12-team Folino Invitational, finishing in third place with a 66-over-par 918 at the Industry Hills Golf Club. Monica Villarreal led the way for LBSU, placing fifth at 11-over 224, recording her second top-10 finish this year and seventh overall in her career. Rochelle Chan tied for eighth (+14) posting her second top-10 this season and fourth overall and Simone Hoey finished in 18th (+19) for her third top-20 this year and fifth overall.
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 Noelle 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.
SAVE THE DATE, GOLD RUSH RETURNS IN 2013
The Gold Rush tournament hosted by Long Beach State will return next year, Feb. 10-12, at the Yorba Linda Country Club in Yorba Linda. Participating teams will be announced later this year.
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 return to action Apr. 16-17, traveling to Northern California for the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate at Half Moon Bay hosted by Oregon and UC Davis.