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
Dates: 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)
Details: 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.
Course: Dove Canyon Country Club (Dove Canyon, Calif.)
Address: 22682 Golf Club Drive
Dove Canyon, CA 92679
Course Website: www.dovecanyonclub.com
Course Number: (949) 858-2800
Live Scoring: N/A
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April 17, 2012 WCC Women's Golf Championship Report: Round Two
April 16, 2012 WCC Women's Golf Championship Report: Round One
April 10, 2012 Camany, Guajardo Help Bronco Women Move Up the Leaderboard
March 27, 2012 Guajardo and the Broncos Place Among Top 15 at Dove Canyon
March 21, 2012 Bronco Golfers Take On Dove Canyon CC, Academic Finals
February 18, 2012 Guajardo and Surtees Among Leaders at Peg Barnard Invitational
December 21, 2011 Women's Golf Bocce Ball Fundraiser Set for Sunday, Feb. 26
November 17, 2011 Santa Clara Women’s Golf Inks an Outstanding Class for 2012-13
November 9, 2011 The Road to Success! - An Inside Look at SCU Women's Golf
November 7, 2011 SCU Women Surge Ahead at Lamkin Grip Cal Poly Invitational
November 4, 2011 Bronco Women Tee It Up on Central Coast Monday and Tuesday
October 26, 2011 An Inside Look at SCU Women's Golf: What are the Odds??
October 25, 2011 Camany, Broncos Win Tournament Titles at SCU Colby Invitational
October 3, 2011 Three SCU Women’s Golfers Finish Inside Top 20 at Monarch Dunes
October 3, 2011 Bronco Women's Golf Playing Final Round at Monarch Dunes
October 2, 2011 Women's Golf: Behind the Scenes at Cal Poly
September 29, 2011 Cal Poly’s Invite Offers Early-Season Test for SCU Women’s Golf
September 13, 2011 Tamara Surtees is Top Bronco Finisher in Season’s First Event
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