April 12, 2014
2013-14 LONG BEACH STATE WOMEN'S GOLF
Tournament No. 11
at Big West Conference Championship
Hosted by Long Beach State
San Luis Obispo Country Club (Par-73, 6,196-yards)
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Sunday, Apr. 13 - First Round, 7:30 a.m. (PST) tee times (Live scoring: Golfstat)
Monday, Apr. 14 - Second Round, 7:30 a.m. (PST) tee times (Live scoring: Golfstat)
Tuesday, Apr. 15 - Final Round, 7:30 a.m. (PST) tee times (Live scoring: Golfstat)
The Long Beach State women's golf team travels up to the central coast for the Big West Conference Championship at par-73, 6,196-yard San Luis Obispo Country Club in San Luis Obispo. The three-day, 54-hole tournament begins on Sunday (Apr. 13) with opening round play, followed by second round action on Monday (Apr. 14) and the final 18 holes concluding on Tuesday (Apr. 15). LBSU comes into the Big West Championship as the No. 2 seed and will be paired with top-seeded UC Davis on the first day and will tee off at 7:30 a.m. The winner of the Big West Championship receives the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament that begins on May 8.
BIG WEST FIELD
LBSU will be among an eight-team field that features Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Hawai'i, UC Davis, UC Irvine and UC Riverside.
Senior Rochelle Chan, junior Chaewon Park and sophomores Shawnee Martinez, Kassidy Teare and Janelle Sua will represent the 49ers at this year's Big West Championship.
LAST YEAR'S BIG WEST
LBSU will be looking to win its second Big West Conference Championship in program history after winning it in 2009 at San Luis Obispo Country Club. The 49ers placed second at last year's championship, finishing 29 shots behind the Aggies, who won their fourth consecutive Big West title. Chaewon Park was the top player for the 49ers, tying for fifth at 7-over, followed by Shawnee Martinez tied for seventh at 8-over, Kassidy Teare (+11) tied for 12th and Rochelle Chan (+13) in 16th.
SO LONG SLO, IT'S BEEN REAL NICE
After three consecutive years and fifth time in six years in San Luis Obispo, the Big West Conference Women's Golf Championship will be packing its bags and moving north to Northern California as UC Davis will host next year's tournament at a site to be determined. Hawai'i will then host 2016, followed by UC Riverside for 2017. LBSU is scheduled to host the Big West Championship in 2020.
CHAN NAMED GOLFER OF THE MONTH
Senior Rochelle Chan was named Big West Conference Golfer of the Month for April for her performance at the LBSU hosted Gold Rush presented by Farmers Insurance at Yorba Linda Country Club in Yorba Linda. Chan tied for second-place while leading the 49ers to a runner-up finish among 11 teams, posting a 54-hole score of 1-over-par 217 after firing a season-low 70 in the final round that was highlighted by three birdies, 14 pars and one bogey, coming up just two strokes short of individual medalist Alice Kim of Gonzaga. Chan trailed the individual leader by seven strokes entering the final 18-holes of the 60-golfer field.
YOU'RE ON LIVE!
Live play of all three rounds of the Big West Conference Championship will be available on Golfstat.com.
IN THE POLLS
LBSU is ranked at No. 73 in the latest Golfweek rankings and No. 75 in Golfstat.
LAST TIME OUT
The 49ers are coming off from a second place finish at the LBSU hosted Gold Rush presented by Farmers Insurance at Yorba Linda Country Club in Yorba Linda. LBSU made a valiant comeback on the last day after being 13 shots down to tournament leading Gonzaga after Monday's second round. The 49ers posted the lowest score of the tournament with a 292 to finish just four shots behind the Bulldogs, claiming the team title with a 29-over 893. LBSU completed the two-day, 54-hole tournament at 33-over 897. Senior Rochelle Chan led the way for the 49ers, tying for second, followed by sophomore Shawnee Martinez (+9) tied for seventh, junior Chaewon Park (+10) tied for ninth and sophomore Kassidy Teare (+13) tied for 15th.
NINERS PLACES 10TH IN HAWAI'I
The 49ers are coming off from a 10th place finish at the 15-team Anuenue Spring Break Classic in Kapalua, Hawai'i. LBSU posted a three-day, 54-hole score of 53-over 917. Junior Chaewon Park and sophomore Kassidy Teare led the way for the 49ers as the pair tied for 21st at 11-over 227.
49ERS WINS BLACK & BLUE RIVALRY MATCH FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
LBSU is coming off from their Black & Blue Rivalry Match victory versus UC Irvine at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach. The 49ers won by seven shots after posting a 367 and were led by junior Chaewon Park as she led the field of 13 players after firing a career-low 3-under-par 69. This was the 49ers second consecutive win in the duel match series between the two schools as The Beach won last year's inaugural Black & Blue Rivalry Match in Irvine.
LBSU PLACES 11TH AT BRUIN WAVE
The 49ers finished in 11th place at the 17-team field Bruin Wave Invitational at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana. LBSU completed the two-day, 54-hole tournament at 72-over-par 936, finishing one shot ahead of No. 43 UNLV (12th) and two strokes ahead of No. 44 San Diego State (13th). Sophomore Kassidy Teare led the way for the 49ers for the second straight tournament, tying for 29th at 14-over 230, followed by junior Chaewon Park and sophomore Janelle Sua tied for 37th at 17-over.
TEARE ON FIRE AT UCI
Kassidy Teare tied a career-low 69 in the final round of the UC Irvine Invitational presented by Kia to finish in 10th and lead LBSU to fifth at Santa Ana Country Club. The 49ers recorded its lowest score of the tournament with a final round 290 to complete the two-day, 54-hole tournament at 30-over 894. The 49ers finished five shots ahead of fellow Big West Conference member No. 33-ranked UC Davis (+30) in sixth and 28 shots ahead of tournament host UC Irvine (+58) in eighth.
NINERS OPENS SPRING SEASON AT STANFORD
The 49ers started their spring season at the Peg Barnard Invitational at the Stanford Golf Course. LBSU completed the two-day, 36-hole tournament at 37-over-par 605, tying for 10th place with its Black & Blue Rivalry UC Irvine. For the fifth straight tournament, sophomoreShawnee Martinez was the top player for the 49ers as she tied for 21st with an 8-over 150.
BEACH CLOSES OUT FALL SEASON IN VEGAS
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., sophomoreShawnee 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.
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.
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