October 27, 2000

Women's Golf Closes Fall Season at Lady Matador Classic

Oct. 27, 2000

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This Week Santa Clara women's golf closes out the fall season at the Lady Matador Fall Classic, hosted by CS Northridge. The two-day tournament covers 36 holes.

At the Lady Matador Fall Classic The Lady Matador Fall Classic will feature 13 other teams: host Boise State, Brigham Young, British Columbia, CS San Marcos, Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Idaho, Idaho State, Montana, Montana State, Portland State, Western Washington and Weber State.

In the Rankings Santa Clara is not ranked in the second edition of the MasterCard/Collegiate Golf Foundation's rankings, released Oct. 4. The third set of rankings will be released Nov. 1.

Last Week
Women Place 10th at Bronco Classic to Open 2000-01 Season
Santa Clara finished 10th at the Bronco Fall Classic in Eagle, Idaho, the team's first outing of the fall season. Hosted by Boise State at the BanBury Golf Club, the two-day tournament covered 36 holes. BanBury is a par-71 layout measuring 5,807 yards.

Santa Clara recorded rounds of 321 and 324, good for a 77-over-par 645. Redshirt freshman Jessica Monson led the team individually, tying for 23rd place with a 13-over 155. Sophomore Jessica Abbott recorded a personal-best round of 76 during the final day of action, which included 13 pars and two birdies.

"I am very proud of our team's effort for our first tournament of the season" head coach Polly Schulze said. "We played confidently and took away many positives from the experience. This is a team who will make huge strides for our program and I am looking forward to the spring when our hard work will really start to surface."

Eating Italian for Boise, Idaho Head coach Polly Schulze wanted to give her team something to reflect on upon their return from Boise, Idaho. Before the practice round Sunday morning, Schulze found what she was looking for in the morning paper. St. Joseph's K-8 School was having an Italian Dinner fundraiser in support of a new gymnasium. At $9 a plate, Schulze thought this dinner would be the perfect outing for her team, and help the community they were in as well. Schulze told the head pro at BanBury Golf Course and he like the idea so much, he gave Schulze a check to take over as a donation from him and the golf course. Organizers of the dinner were blown away that a team in town on athletic business would donate to a local community cause.

"We had an awesome Italian dinner and the girls were very proud of themselves for helping the kids of Boise with a gymnasium," head coach Polly Schulze said. "I think they learned a little bit more of the value in making a contribution to others in need."

Head Coach Polly Schulze Polly Schulze is entering her first season as head coach of the women's Bronco program. Before arriving at Santa Clara, Schulze spent two years as a girls' high school coach in Aptos, Calif. She has also held positions as a PGA assistant professional, tournament director and junior golf coordinator at Pasatiempo Golf Course in Santa Cruz. She has been a member of the PGA since 1998.