Nov. 9, 2004
ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. - Santa Clara University sophomore Samantha Trask won her first collegiate women's golf tournament, carding two even-par rounds win individual medalist honors at the Cal Poly Invitational, hosted by the Mustangs at the Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande. As a team, the Broncos placed third.
Trask matched yesterday's scorecard on the par-73, 5,974-yard layout, and finished with a five-stroke victory over Cal Poly's Rebecca Norris and CS Northridge's Adrienne Cipparone. Trask had two birdies on the front nine.
"This was a lot of fun, and I can't wait for the opportunity to put myself back into that position in the spring," Trask said after the win.
As a team, Santa Clara also matched yesterday's scorecard, with its second straight 313 in the today's round, 25 strokes over par. That makes the team's total 626 for the two-day event. Host Cal Poly won the16-team competition with a 619, just two strokes over second-place finisher Fresno State.
"We're happy with a top-three finish in a 15-team field, but we would have liked to pull out the win. The day was sweetened by Samantha's victory," head coach Polly Schulze said.
Courtney Dimpel-Composti posted a 78 and tied for 20th and Candice Palmer followed with an 80 and placed 26th. Other Broncos include Corey Utsurogi, who carded an 82 and finished in 19th and Jenny Nelson, who posted an 87 and tied for 63rd.
Santa Clara will now break for the winter and return to action to start the spring season February 21-22, when the Broncos take part at the USF/SJSU Bay Area Classic, hosted at the Boulder Ridge Golf Course in San Jose.