October 5, 2010

SCU Women Playing Well, Finish Second at Firestone Grill Invite

NIPOMO, Calif. – Santa Clara University out-played the field Tuesday at the Firestone Grill Invitational in Nipomo, shooting a tournament-best round of 300 to place second overall in the nine-team event hosted by Cal Poly.

All four of Santa Clara's qualifying scores Tuesday were in the 70's, with senior Miki Ueoka (pictured) posting an even-par 72 in final round play to place second in the 47-player field. Ueoka was one of three Bronco golfers to finish inside the top 10; Tamara Surtees (tied for sixth) and Lauren Oh (tied for ninth).

Strong winds contributed to high scores during the first 36 holes Monday at the Monarch Dunes Golf Club on California's central coast. First-round leaders, Cal State Northridge, were able to hold-off Santa Clara and claim the team championship title. For compete tournament results CLICK HERE.

"Today's round was a huge momentum builder for us," said Santa Clara head coach Polly Schulze. "An eye-opener for this group, allowing us to see what is possible when we play well and put up a solid number."

The event was the second of the season for Santa Clara, who had three golfers among the leaders at the Circling Raven Invitational in mid-September.

Up next for the Broncos is their 2010-11 home event, the Santa Clara Colby Invitational, held at Silver Creek Valley Country Club in San Jose, Monday and Tuesday, October 25-26.

"We feel really, really good going into our home event," added Schulze. "We've established some year-long goals, trying to build and sustain improvement throughout each tournament. We did that today and are looking forward to keeping that going."

TEAM STANDINGS

1 CSU-Northridge 305 307 304 916
2 Santa Clara Univ. 310 318 300 928

3 CSU Fullerton 309 320 306 935
4 Portland, U. of 315 317 305 937
5 Cal Poly 311 320 311 942
6 North Dakota, U. of 325 346 320 991
7 Utah Valley Univ. 333 336 329 998
8 CSU-Bakersfield 344 343 346 1033
9 ClaremontMuddScripps 365 370 349 1084

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD

1 Kylie Kimura CSUN 72 76 73 221
T2 Miki Ueoka SantaClara 76 78 72 226

T2 Asia Adell Cal Poly 79 74 73 226
4 Rachael Fischer Portland 76 79 74 229
5 Taylor Fowler Fullerton 75 77 78 230
T6 Tamara Surtees SantaClara 76 80 75 231

T6 Maurissa Medina CSUN 77 75 79 231
T6 Ellen Krausse CSUN 78 79 74 231
T9 McKennon O'Rourke Portland 78 78 76 232
T9Lauren Oh SantaClara 77 78 77 232

SANTA CLARA RESULTS
2 Santa Clara Univ. 310 318 300 928
T 2 Miki Ueoka 76 78 72 226
T 6 Tamara Surtees 76 80 75 231
T 9 Lauren Oh 77 78 77 232
T 19 Taylor Camany 81 84 76 241
T 26 Brooke Stephens 81 82 84 247