Camany, Broncos Win Tournament Titles at SCU Colby Invitational

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -
The Santa Clara University women's golf team won its own SCU Colby Invitational at Silver Creek Country Club with sophomore Taylor Camany claiming the Bill Kahl Trophy as the individual medalist. Camany fired rounds of 75-74 to edge teammate Balbina Guajardo for the top spot on the tournament leaderboard.

"We are really excited, we had a great tournament here at the Colby," said second-year Santa Clara head coach Krystal Kelly, who led the Broncos to their first-ever team victory in the 13-year history of the event. "Rounds of 304 and 307 were our lowest of the season. I think this will definitely help us carry momentum into our next tournament in two weeks."

The victory for Camany, a sophomore from Salinas, was the first of her young collegiate career. An All-West Coast Conference honoree as a freshman, Camany led the field with five birdies and was a tournament-best 2-under par on the par 3s.

"It's an honor to win out here on our home course, and to get the team win as well," said Camany. "The team has been working really hard to be in position to win tournaments. We have been switching up our practices a little bit to put us under some more pressure. It's great to see the hard work paying off."

Guajardo posted solid rounds of 75-75 to place second overall; she led the field in pars with 26. The reigning tournament champion, Tamara Surtees, overcame a slow start Tuesday to post a 77 and finish fourth. As a group, Santa Clara won the tournament by 20 strokes over Cal Poly and were 39 shots better than Northern Colorado.

TEAM RESULTS
1 Santa Clara 304 307 611 +35
2 Cal Poly 332 299 631 +55
3 Northern Colorado 331 319 650 +74

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
1 Taylor Camany Santa Clara 75 74 149 +5
2 Balbina Guajardo Santa Clara 75 75 150 +6
3 Carleigh Silvers Northern Colorado 76 76 152 +8
4 Tamara Surtees Santa Clara 76 77 153 +9
5 Asia Adell Cal Poly 83 72 155 +11
T6 Caitlin Farley Cal Poly 87 72 159 +15
T6 Morgan McClure Santa Clara 78 81 159 +15
T8 Laura Howard * Cal Poly 80 82 162 +18
T8 Kirsten Locke Cal Poly 84 78 162 +18
T8 Alex Phillips Cal Poly 85 77 162 +18

SANTA CLARA RESULTS
1 Santa Clara +35 304 307 611
1 Taylor Camany +5 75 74 149
2 Balbina Guajardo +6 75 75 150
4 Tamara Surtees +9 76 77 153
T6 Morgan McClure +15 78 81 159
T13 Brooke Stephens +23 81 86 167
T11 Kaci McCartan (IND) 84 80 164
T16 Casey Briggs (IND) 81 87 168
21 Kelsy O'Brien (IND) 89 86 175

SCU Colby Invitational
Dates (Site):
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 24-25, 2011 (San Jose, Calif.)
Host:
Santa Clara University
Tournament Field (3 teams):
Santa Clara, Cal Poly and Northern Colorado.
Details:
36-hole event. Both days will begin with 8 a.m. local tee times. The field will play one round of 18 holes on Monday and one final round of 18 holes on Tuesday
Course:
Silver Creek Country Club
Yardage/Par: 6,146 yards/Par 72
Website: www.SCVCC.com
Course Number/Address: (408) 239-5888
5460 Country Club Pkwy, San Jose 95138
Results:
GolfStat.com