May 23, 2001
The Santa Clara University women's golf team recently completed its season under first-year head coach Polly Schulze. The team battled through injuries but was able to complete their season. A few season highlights:
Although sophomore Jessica Abbott was slowed by back injuries through the season, she did compete in nine rounds, and led Santa Clara in three outings. She finished with the lowest stroke average, leading the team with an 83.78 mark.
Junior Sarah Dahm entered the year as the team's lone upperclassman. After completing a successful campaign in which she was second on the team in stroke average, Dahm has decided to forgo her final year of eligibility.
CordeValle Golf Club became Santa Clara's home course. The Club, located 35 miles south of the university in San Martin, is a par-72, 6,064-yard layout. The Broncos opened play at CordeValle with a dual match against Cal Poly on April 6.
The Broncos were quite conscious of the environments they traveled to and definitely left them better off than before their arrival. Santa Clara opened the season in Boise, Idaho, and had one of the team meals at a fundraising dinner for a local elementary school. Head coach Polly Schulze's gesture wowed the head pro at the tournament course enough that gave her a check to donate to the local cause on the tournament's behalf. Two weeks later, the Broncos visited a Haunted House in Oxnard that was sponsored by the Police Activities League and withstood a two-hour wait to get spooked for charity.