Women's Golf to Host 2nd Annual Fundraising Event

May 4, 2005

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University women's golf program invites you to play a round of golf at the team's second annual fundraising tournament, which will be hosted at Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel Valley on Friday, May 20. Participants will have a chance to mingle with, and even hire the Bronco players to hit shots.

This event provides a unique opportunity to play one of the finest courses in Northern California with one of the up-and-coming golf programs in the country. The four-person scramble will be played as a gross score with no handicap.

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. with registration and lunch. Play begins at noon with a shotgun start and will follow with dinner and an award ceremony at 6 p.m. The evening will conclude with a raffle and auction, prizes for which have been donated from courses such as Pasatiempo, Poppy Hills, Poppy Ridge, Saddle Creek, Seascape and Corral de Tierra. The entry fee is $195 per player, a portion of which is tax deductible.

All proceeds from the event will go directly toward funding the day-to-day costs of operating the Bronco women's golf program, such as travel, uniforms and equipment.

Santa Clara recently completed its 2004-05 season with a third-place finish at the West Coast Conference Championship, and was led by sophomore Samantha Trask, who placed 10th individually and earned All-WCC honors. This past year's slate proved to be a testing ground for a young squad, which traveled with as many as three freshmen in a five-player line-up. That valuable experience will pay dividends in the 2005-06 season, with many returning players and increased team chemistry.

"Our program's success depends greatly on community support," head coach Polly Schulze said. "Our goal is to raise more than $15,000 to cover operating costs for this past season. Our program's development has come so far thanks to the interest and generosity of so many supporters. We're hoping for another successful event this season."

The 6,125-yard, par-72 course is located at 4860 Carmel Valley in Carmel, and is a challenge for all levels of golfers. For driving directions and further information on Rancho Canada, please click here.

For a registration form in PDF, please click here. For further information on this event, please contact Schulze at 408-554-5742, or by email at pschulze@scu.edu .