Oct. 24, 2013
2013-14 LONG BEACH STATE WOMEN'S GOLF
Tournament No. 4
at Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown
Hosted by UNLV
Stallion Mountain Golf Club (Par-72, 6,230-yards)
Las Vegas, Nev.
Sunday, Oct. 27 - First Round, 7:30 a.m. tee times (Live scoring: Golfstat)
Monday, Oct. 28 - Second Round, 7:30 a.m. tee times (Live scoring: Golfstat)
Tuesday, Oct. 29 - Final Round, 7:45 a.m. shotgun (Live scoring: Golfstat)
Long Beach State travels to the Silver State for the 12th edition of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown hosted by UNLV. The three-day, 54-hole tournament begins on Sunday, Oct. 27 with opening round action, followed by second round play on Monday, Oct. 28 and the final 18 holes being contested on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Sunday and Monday's round will begin with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m., with Tuesday's final round beginning with a 7:45 a.m. shotgun start. All three rounds will be played at the par-72, 6,230-yard Stallion Mountain Golf Club in Las Vegas.
LBSU will be among a 17-team field at this year's Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. The 49ers will go up against Denver, Fresno State, Furman, Idaho, Kansas State, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, Texas Tech, UCF, UC Irvine, UNLV and Wisconsin.
Senior Rochelle Chan, junior Chaewon Park and Ashley Greer, sophomore Shawnee Martinez and Kassidy Teare will represent the 49ers at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. Sophomore Janelle Sua will participate as an individual.
Live scoring of all three rounds of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown will be available on Golfstat.com.
LAST YEAR IN VEGAS
LBSU will be looking to improve from its 10th place finish at last year's 18-team Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. The 49ers posted a 54-hole score of 58-over-par 922 after shooting rounds of 322, 302 and 298. Kassidy Teare led the way for the 49ers, tying for 38th with a 15-over 231, followed by Chaewon Park (+16) tied for 42nd and Shawnee Martinez (+17) tied for 49th. Rochelle Chan tied for 73rd at 23-over.
IN THE POLLS
LBSU is currently ranked 86th in the latest Golfstat rankings.
LAST TIME OUT
LBSU is coming off a disappointing 12th place finish at the Edean Ihlanfldt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash. The 49ers recorded a 54-hole score of 86-over 950 (311-318-321) to hold off last place Washington State (+96) by 10 shots. LBSU was paced by Rochelle Chan and Shawnee Martinez as they tied for 49th at 22-over 238. Kassidy Teare and Chaewon Park tied for 53rd at 23-over and Ashley Greer (+37) placed 65th.
MARTINEZ TOUGHS IT OUT
Despite suffering a mild ligament sprain during the practice round of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, sophomore Shawnee 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 was back on 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 is coming off 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.
PARK HAS A BUSY SUMMER
Junior Chaewon Parkhad 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 Parkat 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 Feb. 15-16, travels to Stanford for the Peg Barnard Invitational at the Stanford Golf Course.