Women's Golf Heads Up The San Joaquin Valley For Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic
Two-day tournament begins on Monday at Copper River Country Club
April 13, 2013
2012-13 Long Beach State Women's Golf
Tournament No. 10
at Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic
Hosted by Fresno State
Copper River Country Club (Par-72, 6,212 yards)
Long Beach State travels to Central California for the 9th Annual Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic, Apr. 15-16, at the par-72, 6,212 yard Copper River Country Club in Fresno. First and second round action is scheduled for a 8 a.m. shotgun start on Monday (Apr. 15) with final round play concluding on Tuesday (Apr. 16) with scheduled tee times beginning at 7 a.m. For the first and second rounds, LBSU will be paired with Big West Conference foe UC Irvine and Mountain West member New Mexico. All three teams will start on holes 11-15.
LBSU will be among a 15-team field that features Cal Poly, Colorado State, Fresno State, Cal State Fullerton, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon State, Sacramento State, San Jose State, Tulsa, UC Irvine, UC Riverside and Wyoming. Cal State Fullerton is the defending team champion as the Titans won by four strokes over second place San Jose State.
Live scoring of all three rounds of the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic will be provided on Golfstat.com.
Nice To See You Again Fresno
LBSU returns to Fresno for the first time since the 2008-09 campaign, where the 49ers finished in third place with a 54-hole score of 32-over par 896 at the Copper River Country Club. LBSU was led by former 49er All-American Kay Hoey where she placed second with a 4-under 212, finishing just three shots behind first.
The 49ers are coming off a five-stroke victory over UC Irvine as the two teams battled it out in the inaugural Black & Black Rivalry Match at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine. LBSU posted an 18-hole score of 20-over par 304 as senior Simone Hoey led the way of all 14 players with a 1-over 70.
Martinez Earns Second Top-20 In San Diego
The 49ers finished in 11th place at the SDSU Farms Invitational in Rancho Santa Fe, completing the the three-day, 54-hole tournament at 86-over par 950. LBSU finished ahead of tournament host San Diego State, New Mexico, Michigan and Wyoming. Freshman Shawnee Martinez led the way for LBSU, finishing in 16th with a 10-over 226. This marked Martinez's second career top-20 finish. Sophomore Chaewon placed 50th (+23), while freshman Kassidy Teare tied for 56th (+28).
49ers Places 7th at Bruin Wave Invitational
LBSU is coming off from a seventh place finish at the Bruin Wave Invitational at the El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana. The 49ers completed the two-day, 54-hole tournament at 76-over 940 (309-317-314), finishing ahead of then-No. 31 Denver and No. 40 UNLV as both teams tied for 10th. This was the 49ers' best Bruin Wave performance of the four years they have participated in. LBSU improved by 18 shots from last year's score as the 49ers tied for ninth with Wisconsin at 94-over. In 2011, LBSU finished in 11th at 66-over and placed 14th in 2010 (+81).
LBSU Takes Third At UC Irvine Invitational
The 49ers shot a team low 296 in the final round of the UC Irvine Invitational presented by KIA to finish in third-place at the Santa Ana Country Club in Santa Ana. LBSU came within two shots of the tournament host Anteaters in the final round. The 49ers completed the two-day, 54-hole tournament at 50-over par 914, finishing seven strokes behind the Anteaters and 29 shots behind team champion Gonzaga.
Teare, Salotti Record Career Marks In Santa Ana
Freshman Kassidy Teare led the way for LBSU at the UC Irvine Invitational, tying for fifth place with a 7-over 223 to record her first career top-10 finish. Sophomore Bow-Kay Salotti, playing as an individual for the 49ers, finished two shots behind Teare to tie for eighth at 9-over. This Salotti's second career top-10 finish as she previously tied for 10th at last year's Anteater Invitational at Dove Canyon Country Club.
49ers Win The Gold Rush
LBSU recorded their first tournament win of the year by capturing the 2013 Gold Rush presented by Farmers Insurance at the Yorba Linda Country Club in Yorba Linda. The tournament hosts' held off second-place Gonzaga by 10 shots, finishing the two-day, 54-hole tournament at 53-over 917. This was the 49ers first tournament title since winning the Rose City Collegiate last year in Aurora, Ore.
Oh So Close For Martinez
Freshman Shawnee Martinez had a one-shot lead going into the last hole at the 2013 Gold Rush presented by Farmers at the Yorba Linda Country Club. The Modesto native was one hole away from winning the individual title on the par-5, 479-yard 18th with a 40-foot putt that missed the hole. Martinez then had to make a putt from eight feet to force a playoff, but ended up double-bogeying the hole. She finished the round with a 78, that was highlighted by two birdies, four bogeys and two double-bogeys. Gonzaga's Raychelle Santos claimed individual medalist honors as Martinez finished in second.
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 Stallion Mountain Golf Club. 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).
Cal Poly Hosts Big West Championship
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 Apr. 21-23, traveling to San Luis Obispo for the Big West Conference Women's Golf Championship at the San Luis Obispo Country Club.
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