Santa Clara's Tamara Surtees Named WCC Golfer of the Month

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Santa Clara University women's golfer Tamara Surtees was named the West Coast Conference Women's Golfer of the Month for October, as announced by the league office.

Surtees, junior from Waikoloa, Hawaii, won the 2010 Colby Invitational with a final-round 74 on Tuesday, October 26 at Silver Creek Country Club in San Jose. It was the first-ever collegiate victory for Surtees, who was named an All-West Coast Conference player as a sophomore.

Close friend and SCU teammate of Surtees, Miki Ueoka, finished in a tie for the tournament lead after regulation play and the two went into a playoff – won by Surtees on the third sudden-death hole. Her tournament victory came on the heels of an outstanding event in Nipomo, Calif. earlier in the month, where Surtees finished 6th overall at Cal Poly's 2010 Firestone Grill Invitational.

Surtees has helped the Broncos to a fast start to their 2010-11 season, finishing second as a team in both the Colby Invitational and the Firestone Grill Invitational during the month of October.