Oct. 23, 2011
Long Beach State closes out their fall season traveling to Boulder City, Nev. for the three-day, 54-hole Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown hosted by UNLV. Opening round begins on Monday, Oct. 24, with second round action on Tuesday, Oct. 25 and final round play concluding on Wednesday, Oct. 26. First and second rounds are scheduled for a 7:30 a.m. start, while the final round will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m. All three days will take place at the par-72, 6,329 yard Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City. Live scoring will be available on Golfstat.com.
LAS VEGAS SHOWDOWN FIELD
LBSU will be among a 16-team field competing at this year's Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. Seniors Monica Villarreal and Noelle Zavaleta, junior Simone Hoey, sophomore Rochelle Chan and freshman Bow-Kay Salotti will represent the 49ers, with freshman Chaewon Parkcompeting as an individual. LBSU will go up against No. 24 UC Davis, No. 31 San Diego State, No. 32 Oklahoma, No. 41 Pepperdine, No. 47 East Carolina, No. 54 Louisville, No. 58 Colorado State, No. 59 Idaho, Miami (Fla.), Fresno State, UNLV, Missouri, UC Irvine, BYU and Nevada.
LAST TIME AT THE SHOWDOWN
It's been three years since LBSU competed in the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown at the Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nev. The 49ers played in the 2008 tournament that featured 49er All-American Kay Hoey and Big West Conference Freshman of the Year Lee Lopez. The 49ers tied for seventh place with Texas Tech and TCU for a 5-under 859, while Lopez was the top player for LBSU tying for 15th with a 4-under 212.
LBSU FINISHES IN FIFTH IN LAS CRUCES
The 49ers finished in fifth place in the 16-team Price's "Give 'Em Five" Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, N.M. LBSU completed the three-day, 54-hole tournament at 19-over 883 after scoring rounds of 287, 301 and 295. Senior Monica Villarreal, sophomore Rochelle Chan and freshman Monica Umpantall tied for 17th place with a 6-over 222. Umpant carded a tournament low 68 in the final round to jump in the standings after 36-holes from 45th to 17th.
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 Chanwas 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, followed by Noelle Zavaleta tied for 29th (+9), Rochelle Chan tied for 62nd (+18), Monica Umpantin 83rd (+26) and Monica Villarrealtied for 84th (+27).
UMPANT MAKES DEBUT FOR 49ERS
Freshman Monica Umpantmade her collegiate debut in the 49ers' season opener at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic finishing in 83rd (+26) and helping the 49ers win their first tournament of the season at the Rose City Collegiate. Umpant tied for 38th with a 23-over 239.
LBSU IN THE RANKINGS
In the latest Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, the 49ers comes in at No. 68, while in Golfstat, the 49ers are ranked 78th.
BIG WEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP HEADS BACK NORTH
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.