Women's Golf Opens 2013-14 Season at Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic
Two-day, 54-hole tournament begins on Monday in Fort Collins, Colo.
Sep 5, 2013
2013-14 LONG BEACH STATE WOMEN'S GOLF
Tournament No. 1
at Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic
Hosted by Colorado State
Ptarmigan Country Club (Par-72, 6,352 yards)
Fort Collins, Colo.
The Long Beach State women's golf team kicks off the 2013-14 campaign at the Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic hosted by Colordo State. The two-day, 54-hole tournament is scheduled to take place at the par-72, 6,352-yard Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins, Colo. First and second round action will begin on Monday, Sept. 9, with a 7:30 a.m. (PST) shotgun start, while final round play will conclude on Tuesday, Sept. 10, with pairings to be determined by team score.
Live scoring of all three rounds of the Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic will be provided on Golfstat.com.
LBSU will be among a 17-team field in this year's Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic. Senior Rochelle Chan, junior Chaewon Park and sophomores Shawnee Martinez, Kassidy Teare and Janelle Sua will go up against (49) California, (75) Colorado, (132) Colorado State, (81) Fresno State, (89) Idaho, Illinois, (74) Kansas State, (82) Kennesaw State, (90) Nevada, (92) New Mexico, (179) Northern Colorado, (50) San Jose State, (25) UC Davis, (46) UNLV, (141) UTEP and (147) Wyoming. Golfweek rankings in parentheses.
LAST YEAR IN FORT COLLINS
LBSU tied for fifth place after last year's Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic. The 49ers posted a 54-hole score of 32-over-par 896, after shooting rounds of 304, 299 and 293 at the Ptarmigan Country Club. LBSU tied with Louisville, New Mexico and Nevada for the fifth spot. The 49ers' final round of 293 was the second lowest score of the day as tournament champion Texas Tech posted a 285 to lead the 17-team field with a 56-hole score of 4-under 860. Former 49er Simone Hoey led the way for LBSU, tying for fifth at 2-under 218. Sophomore Kassidy Teare finished six shots behind tying for 16th, followed by junior Chaewon Park tied for 39th and senior Rochelle Chan tied for 62nd.
The 49ers closed out the 2012-13 campaign finishing in second place at the Big West Conference Championship this past April at the San Luis Obispo Country Club in San Luis Obispo. LBSU posted a 54-hole score of 34-over 910, finishing 12 shots ahead of third-place UC Irvine (+46). UC Davis won the league title for the fourth consecutive season with a 1-under 218. Junior Chaewon Park led the way for the 49ers, tying a career-best finish as she tied for fifth at 7-over 226. Sophomore Shawnee Martinez finished just one stroke behind with an 8-over to tie for seventh, while fellow classmate Kassidy Teare tied for 12th (+11) and senior Rochelle Chan placed 16th (+13).
IN THE POLLS
LBSU will begin the 2013-14 season ranked at No. 65 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings and No. 73 in Golfstat.
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.
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.
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 Sept. 16-17, traveling to the North Star State for the Minnesota Invitational at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis.
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