Women's Golf: Behind the Scenes at Cal Poly

NIPOMO, Calif. - Santa Clara University's women's golf team is playing Monarch Dunes Golf Club's 'Old Course,' named one of "America's Top 50 Golf Courses for Women" by Golf Digest this week and the team will be checking in from the road with player updates and photos.


Saturday, Oct. 1 2011
We started the day bright and early with the van full all the way to the top. We still don't know how we survived those hours in good ol' van 64. One of our freshmen cuddled with her Sully stuffed animal... The music obviously included many Justin Beiber songs thanks to the fans on the team... The rest of us pretty much enjoyed the time to sleep!!!  

The practice round started with the delicious California strawberries... All the way to our encounter with "Stella" the small but energetic dog in the middle of the golf course, where Coach enjoyed taking some pictures of the action!!! 

All in all, it was a good day followed by a delicious dinner at Rosa's Italian Restaurant. Now it's time to rest up for tomorrow. Were looking forward to teeing it up! Don't forget to tune in tomorrow for an update with the results...

Go Broncos!

Brooke Stephens

"Stella" the small but energetic dog in the middle of the golf course with senior Tamara Surtees


Tournament Information:
Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invitational
Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 and Monday, Oct. 3, 2011
Host: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Women's Field (7 teams):* CSU Northridge (86), Seattle (98), CSU Fullerton (110), Cal Poly (132)#, UC Riverside (140), Santa Clara (156) and Cal Lutheran.
A total of 12 men's teams and seven women's teams will be competing in three rounds over two days. The first and second rounds will be played consecutively on Sunday, beginning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The final round is scheduled for Monday with split tee times starting at 7:30 a.m.
Monarch Dunes Golf Club, Nipomo, Calif. (Par 71, 5,902 yards)
"America's Top 50 Golf Courses for Women" by Golf Digest 
Course Phone Number: (805) 343-9459
Course Address: 1606 Trilogy Parkway, Nipomo, CA 93444
Course Website:
Live Scoring: n/a

*Rankings by GolfWeek.com