WCC Women's Golf Championship Report: Round One

2012 WCC Golf Championship – Tournament Central

HOLLISTER, Calif. –
Santa Clara University and its women's golf program saw junior Balbina Guajardo post an opening round 5-over par 77 to sit three shots off the lead after Day One of the 2012 West Coast Conference Golf Championships at San Juan Oaks Golf Club in Hollister.

Guajardo had an up-and-down round, carding four birdies and nine bogeys. Guajardo, a transfer from Houston Baptist and the 2011 Great West Conference Player of the Year, is in a tie for ninth in her first start at the WCC's. Freshman teammate Kaci McCartan posted a 6-over par 78 and is tied for 12th.

"We will need to play a little smarter tomorrow, focusing on our course management," said second year Santa Clara head coach Krystal Kelly. "I thought overall (Balbina) hit the ball well and took advantage of some great shots into the greens."

Collectively, San Francisco built a four-stroke lead over second place Seattle, with third place Gonzaga just one shot out of second.  USF was led in the opening round by freshman Bethany Garton and junior Eyglo Oskarsdottir, who each tied for second with a three-over par. BYU's Maggie Yuan is the overnight leader at 74.

SANTA CLARA RESULTS
5 Santa Clara 318 318
T9 Balbina Guajardo (1) 77 77
T12 Kaci McCartan (4) 78 78
22 Taylor Camany (3) 81 81
T23 Tamara Surtees (2) 82 82
30 Kelsy O'Brien (5) 90 90

TEAM STANDINGS
1 San Francisco 304 304 +16
2 Seattle 308 308 +20
3 Gonzaga 309 309 +21
4 Pepperdine 313 313 +25
5 Santa Clara 318 318 +30
6 BYU 319 319 +31

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
1 Maggie Yuan BYU 74 74 +2
T2 Bethany Garton San Francisco 75 75 +3
T2 Caitlin McCleary Seattle 75 75 +3
T2 Eyglo Oskarsdottir San Francisco 75 75 +3
T2 Lori Pearson Seattle 75 75 +3
T6 Alina Ching Pepperdine 76 76 +4
T6 Michelle Condry San Francisco 76 76 +4
T6 Victoria Fallgren Gonzaga 76 76 +4
T9 Stephanie Corey Gonzaga 77 77 +5
T9 Balbina Guajardo Santa Clara 77 77 +5
T9 Somin Lee Pepperdine 77 77 +5

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Taylor Camany Honored for Academic Excellence

The West Coast Conference is pleased to announce the 2012 West Coast Conference Women's Golf All-Academic Team. Three members of this year's team appeared on the 2011 women's golf All-Academic Team: Santa Clara's Taylor Camany, Caitlin McCleary and Lori Pearson from Seattle.

At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each WCC-sponsored sport. To be considered, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, while also being a significant contributor to her team.

The complete 2012 West Coast Conference Women's Golf All-Academic team follows.

2012 WOMEN'S GOLF ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Name School Class GPA Major
Taylor Camany Santa Clara Sophomore 3.63 Accounting
Liv Cheng Pepperdine Sophomore 3.36 Economics
Victoria Fallgren Gonzaga Junior 3.48 Classical Civilization
Nicole Gaddie Seattle Sophomore 3.66 Journalism
Victoria House San Francisco Sophomore 3.27 Media Studies
Caitlin McCleary Seattle Senior 3.58 Mechanical Engineering
Lori Pearson Seattle Junior 3.59 Sport and Exercise Science

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