Sept. 17, 2004
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University women's golf team will participate in eight events across the 2004-05 season, head coach Polly Schulze recently announced.
The Broncos open the fall slate in 10 days, taking part in the Sacramento State Invitational the final week of September. The fall schedule will play out with trips to Boise, Idaho, and Oahu, Hawaii in October and conclude with the Cal Poly Invitational in San Luis Obispo Nov. 8-9.
The spring season will commence in late February, with participation in the San Francisco/San Jose State Bay Area Classic, and follow two weeks later at the SJSU Spartan Invitational in Monterey.
The Broncos will host their annual SCU Colby Classic March 21-22 at the Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel. The event will take place on both the East and West courses.
Santa Clara will conclude the regular season with a visit to Copperopolis, where the 2005 West Coast Conference Championship will be hosted at Saddle Creek Golf Club.
The Broncos are looking to build upon last season's success, where they broke into the top three for the first time in five years at the league event, and won two tournaments during the regular season.
Santa Clara will look for an invitation to the NCAA West Regional, to be played May 5-7.
Schulze, who is entering her fifth year as the Bronco leader, said the team is eager to build on last year's success.
"The players are chomping at the bit for competition to begin," she added. "We look forward to again challenge ourselves against tough opponents to improve our national ranking and get that first-ever regional bid. We know that if we prepare ourselves well and continue to play with confidence we will achieve our goal. I am so pleased with our steady progress each year and qualifying for regional competition would be the next logical step."
The team returns Samantha Trask, a sophomore who earned All-WCC first-team honors last season, as well as senior Courtney Dimpel-Composti, who received honorable mention recognition from the league, and junior Candice Palmer. Dimpel-Composti will serve as this year's team captain.
"I feel that our top three players will be able to provide a great base for the team and will set the standard high for the younger players," Schulze said. "We have some solid talent in the four and five positions which is truly exciting. For the first time we are holding tryouts, which is an affirmation to me that the program is growing solidly."