ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. – Santa Clara
University junior Balbina
Guajardo and the Bronco women's golf team captured their second
straight tournament win this fall, doing it on California's central
coast. Balbina, who won the individual title, shares some images
and some of her experiences during the week that was...
We had some bumps in the road at the beginning of this season. Our first tournament was really rough and we didn't perform as expected. However, this only made us stronger as a team and we all learned from our mistakes. We took the best from this situation, kept on going forward and tried to change our game plan for the future.
After evaluating and analyzing the tournament results, we worked at our game and started to see great improvements. As we played in more tournaments, our performance got better each time and our hard work was paying off. After the win in our home tournament, we were really excited and this was a great moment of success for all of us. As a team we had great results, four of our players were in the top 10 and sophomore Taylor Camany won her first collegiate event individually.
This made us realize that if we work together as a team we can accomplish great things when our goals are mutual. We kept on working hard, and preparing ourselves for the last tournament of the season. We knew this was a tournament where we had a great opportunity to stand out, but we needed to concentrate shot by shot and lift ourselves up when needed. Surprisingly, after the first day we had a four shot lead with one more round to play. The course was in tough conditions, and the wind didn't help at all. But we managed to keep our game together and turn in solid rounds, which brought us our second straight win for the Broncos! In addition to this, I won my first individual title as a Bronco.
Balbina Gaujardo accepting the tournament trophy from Cal Poly head coach Scott Cartwright
Thank you God for this great opportunity and for your blessing! We would like to thank our Coach for all her hard work and dedication to the team. We are all really thankful for the time you give us, and appreciate everything that you are doing with the team. This is only the beginning of our new year, and more wins are to come! Thanks for the support and keep posted for our future events!
The 2011-12 Broncos with the Pacific Ocean behind them during their winning trip to the Lamkin Grip Invite.