April 1, 2010
|WCC CHAMPIONSHIPS LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY|
|With the WCC Championships less than a month away, many of the teams are wrapping up their Spring schedules to prepare for the two day tournament which takes place April 19-20 at the Hiddenbrooke Golf Course in Vallejo, CA. |
Some of the highlights from the Spring season include the 26th ranked San Diego men taking first at the Callaway Invitational, the Mardi Gras Invitational, and the Fresno State Lexus Classic, along with the Santa Clara men winning the Anteater Invitational.
On the women's side, 5th ranked Pepperdine took second at the Northrop Grumman Challenge, while San Francisco placed second at the Anteater Invitational.
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|AROUND THE WCC|
2009 Women's All-Conference Teams
Christina Stockton, San Francisco
2009 Men's All-Conference Teams
Alex Ching, San Diego
Three WCC Programs Ranked in Top 50
This season, two women's and one men's programs are ranked in the top 50 in the country according to Golfweek/Sagarin national rankings. On the men's side, San Diego received its first national ranking in school history and is currently sitting at No. 26 after earning four first place finishes this Spring. On the women's side, Pepperdine is ranked No. 5 after posting five top 5 finishes, including a couple of first place finishes, in its seven tournaments so far. Also ranked on the women's side is San Francisco, who comes in at No. 41 in the latest rankings.
In addition Pepperdine features two of the top 50 ranked golfers in the country in Taylore Karle (20th) and Lisa McCloskey (31st).
The WCC returned many of the players from last year's all-conference teams including both the reigning men's and women's players of the year in Pepperdine's Andrew Putnam and San Francisco's Danielle Cvitanov. On the men's side, a total of eight of the 10 All-WCC selections return in Gonzaga's Derek Cheney and Kyle Huus, Pepperdine's Putnam and Josh Anderson, Saint Mary's Daniel Cone, San Diego's Alex Ching, San Francisco's Domingo Jojola, and Santa Clara's Corey Mehl.
On the women's side, a total of nine of the 10 All-WCC selections return in Gonzaga's Rachel Sibbitt, Pepperdine's Kaitlin Drolson, Taylore Karle, Lisa McCloskey, and Jessica Wallace, San Francisco's Diana Hong, Christina Stockton, and Cvitanov, and Santa Clara's Miki Ueoka.
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