April 18, 2012

FINAL WCC Women's Golf Championship Report: Three Broncos Place Among Top 15

2012 WCC Golf Championship – Tournament Central

HOLLISTER, Calif. –
Santa Clara University had three women's golfers place among the tournament's top 15 at the 2012 WCC Golf Championship at San Juan Oaks Golf Club in Hollister. Senior Tamara Surtees finished an outstanding collegiate career 15th, junior newcomer Balbina Guajardo came in 14th and sophomore Taylor Camany posted a team-best 74 on the final day to  tie for 12th.

Camany - like Surtees an All-WCC player from a year ago - went 75-75 in the final two rounds at San Juan Oaks, an impressive stretch of 36 holes at just 6-over par. Surtees had posted the day's best round of 1-under 71 on Tuesday, while Guajardo was the only SCU player to shoot in the 70's on each day.

Nationally-ranked Pepperdine rallied from a slow start to finish the tournament as the team champions and will represent the WCC's women's side at the NCAA Tournament. However, it was Gonzaga's Victoria Fallgren winning the individual honors in playoff fashion over Seattle's Caitlin McCleary.

SANTA CLARA RESULTS
5 Santa Clara 318 305 316 939
T12 Taylor Camany (3) 81 75 75 231 +15
14 Balbina Guajardo (1) 77 76 79 232 +16
15 Tamara Surtees (2) 82 71 80 233 +17
T22 Kaci McCartan (4) 78 83 82 243 +27
30 Kelsy O'Brien (5) 90 83 85 258 +42

TEAM STANDINGS
1 #20 Pepperdine 313 296 302 911 +47
2 San Francisco 304 314 299 917 +53
3 Gonzaga 309 302 308 919 +55
4 Seattle 308 316 313 937 +73
5 Santa Clara 318 305 316 939 +75
6 BYU 319 319 327 965 +101

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
**T1 Victoria Fallgren Gonzaga 76 77 71 224 +8
T1 Caitlin McCleary Seattle 75 75 74 224 +8
T3 Somin Lee Pepperdine 77 73 75 225 +9
T3 Maggie Yuan BYU 74 76 75 225 +9
5 Eyglo Oskarsdottir San Francisco 75 76 75 226 +10
T6 Alina Ching Pepperdine 76 72 79 227 +11
T6 Michelle Condry San Francisco 76 79 72 227 +11
8 Liv Cheng Pepperdine 80 75 73 228 +12
T9 Stephanie Corey Gonzaga 77 73 79 229 +13
T9 Lori Pearson Seattle 75 77 77 229 +13

**Gonzaga's Victoria Fallgren wins playoff hole over Seattle's Caitlin McCleary to capture individual medalist honors

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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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