SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Santa Clara women's golf team returns to action this week competing in the Anuenue Spring Break Classic beginning Monday in Maui, Hawai'i. The 15-team event, hosted by the University of Hawai'i, will be contested on the Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane designed par-72, 6,022 yard Kapalua Bay Course.
The three-day, 54-hole event will feature a single 18-hole round each day with a shotgun start teeing off at 10:45 a.m. (PDT). Santa Clara, playing with Colorado, Long Beach State and Mississippi, will begin Monday on the 13th through 16th holes.
The Broncos have claimed three team titles and have not placed lower than ninth in their eight 2013-14 tournaments. They captured a share of the 14-team Grand Canyon Spring Invitational title on Feb. 25 in their first spring event and tied for seventh their last time out at the Juli Inkster Invitational on Mar. 4.
A highly competitive field is scheduled to compete in the three-day event with two top-15 and four top-50 squads among the 15 teams entered. Washington at No. 10 and Pepperdine at No. 15 are the top ranked teams according to the most recent Golfstat rankings. UC Davis (37) and Colorado (49) are among the top 50. The Broncos were ranked 105th by Golfstat on Mar. 19.
Freshman Annie Freman has won two titles and has been the team's top individual finisher eight times. She leads the Broncos with a 74.05 stroke average and has scored at or below par six times in her 22 rounds. She claimed her fourth top-5 finish of the year with an even-par 216 at the Juli Inkster Invitational to tie for the fifth spot.
Junior Kaci McCartan won her first individual title with a 1-under 215 at the Boise State Bronco Fall Invitational on Sept. 17 and has four top-10 finishes playing all 22 rounds this year. Her 76.59 stroke average ranks second on the team and her three sub-par rounds tie Freman for tops on the squad.
Live scoring for the tournament is available at www.golfstat.com or click the link provided on the Bronco's website.
Name: Anuenue Spring Break Classic
Dates (Site): Monday – Wednesday, Mar. 3-5 (Kapalua, Maui)
Host: University of Hawai'i
Tournament Field (15 teams): Cal Poly (143), Colorado (49), Fresno State (110), Hawai'i (103), Long Beach State (73), Mississippi (68), Nevada (108), Oregon State (67), Pepperdine (15), San Jose State (76), Santa Clara (105), Seattle (163), UC Davis (37), UC Riverside (138) and Washington (10)
Details: 54-hole event with one 18 hole round played each day teeing off with a shotgun start at 10:45 a.m. (PDT).
Course: Kapalua Bay Course
Yardage/Par: 6,022 yards/Par 72
Live Scoring: GolfStat.com