April 17, 2012

WCC Women's Golf Championship Report: Round Two

2012 WCC Golf Championship – Tournament Central

HOLLISTER, Calif. –
Santa Clara University senior Tamara Surtees shot the day's best round to lead all women's players, posting a 1-under par 71 Tuesday at the 2012 WCC Golf Championship at San Juan Oaks Golf Club in Hollister. The Broncos moved up to fourth place in the team standings with a collective round of 305.

Surtees birdied 5 of 10 holes during an impressive stretch of play midway through her second round, and will enter Wednesday's final 18 holes tied for 8th and just five shots off the lead. The senior from Waikoloa, Hawaii has been named an All-WCC golfer in each of her three previous seasons.

"Yesterday, I worked on my putting after the round because I knew that was the only thing I wasn't confident with," said Surtees who improved 11 shots from her opening round 82. "That really made the difference today. I was hitting it really solid, as I did yesterday, but the putting made the difference."

Teammate Balbina Guajardo is also in the mix, just five shots off the pace at 9-over par for the tournament thus far. Guajardo was able to par or birdie 14 of the first 17 holes and joins Surtees with a two-round total of 153.

"On the front nine, there was no wind at all," said Surtees about the ideal playing conditions on Tuesday. "But the wind did start to pick up a bit on the back nine and by 18 you definitely had to choose your clubs carefully."

Collectively, Pepperdine surged up the leaderboard as a team with a 296 in round two. Pepperdine's Alina Ching posted an even-par 72 Tuesday and leads the tournament individually at 4-over par.

SANTA CLARA RESULTS
5 Santa Clara 318 305 623
T9 Balbina Guajardo (1) 77 76 153 +9
T9 Tamara Surtees (2) 82 71 153 +9
T16 Taylor Camany (3) 81 75 156 +12
T22 Kaci McCartan (4) 78 83 161 +17
30 Kelsy O'Brien (5) 90 83 173 + 29

TEAM STANDINGS
1 #20 Pepperdine 313 296 609 +33 
2  Gonzaga 309 302 611 +35  
3  San Francisco 304 314 618 +42     
4  Santa Clara 318 305 623 +47
5  Seattle 308 316 624 +48   
6  BYU 319 319 638 +62  

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
1  #64 Alina Ching Pepperdine 76 72 148   +4 
T2  Stephanie Corey Gonzaga  77 73 150 +6
T2  Somin Lee Pepperdine 77 73 150 +6
T2  Caitlin McCleary Seattle 75 75 150 +6      
T2  Maggie Yuan BYU 74  76 150 +6
6  Eyglo Oskarsdottir San Francisco 75 76 151 +7
7  Lori Pearson Seattle  75 77 152 +8
T8  Victoria Fallgren Gonzaga 76 77 153 +9
T8  Balbina Guajardo Santa Clara  77  76 153 +9   
T8  Tamara Surtees Santa Clara 82 71 153  +9

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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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