Bronco Golfers Take On Dove Canyon CC, Academic Finals

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Santa Clara University women's golf team will contend with Dove Canyon Country Club and a regionally-dominated field of 15 schools Monday and Tuesday, March 26-27 at UC Irvine's 2012 Anteater Invitational.

The Broncos have seen upperclassmen Tamara Surtees (Waikoloa, Hawaii/Hawaii Preparatory Academy) and Balbina Guajardo (Monterrey, Mexico/American School Foundation of Monterrey) become fixtures on tournament leaderboards. Surtees was recently tabbed as an All-West Coast Conference preseason player and Guajardo has turned in five-straight top 15 finishes.

"Tamara and Balbina have both stepped up their games, their hard work is starting to pay off," said second-year Broncos head coach Krystal Kelly. "For Tamara, these are her last few college events, so I think she really wants to go out on top. As for Balbina, we made a putter change in January that mechanically is really helping her. It has resulted in more made putts and more confidence."

Kelly and her team should also get a boost from sophomore Taylor Camany (Salinas, Calif./Salinas), who is expected to make her first appearance of the spring after battling mononucleosis for the past few months.

Not only have the Bronco student-athletes been working hard on their golf games, it's finals week at Santa Clara. Studying and tournament prep have gone hand-in-hand over the past two weeks leading up to the event at UCI.

Last season the team placed three student-athletes on the WCC Conference Honor Roll, including Miki Ueoka (Biochemistry), Taylor Camany (Business) and Brooke Stephens (Business) pictured above.

2012 Anteater Invitational
Monday, Mar., 26 and Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2012
Host: University of California-Irvine
Field (15 teams): Idaho (67); Long Beach State (70); UC Irvine (72); Washington State (86); San Francisco (103); BYU (104); Cal State Fullerton (110); Sacramento State (128); Montana (129); Cal State Northridge (130); Santa Clara (135); Boise State (148); Portland State (153); UC Riverside (167); Delaware (184)
36 holes Monday and 18 holes Tuesday. Both days begin with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. on Monday and 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Dove Canyon Country Club (Dove Canyon, Calif.)
Par/Yardage: 71/5,911
Address: 22682 Golf Club Drive
Dove Canyon, CA 92679
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Course Number: (949) 858-2800
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