Feb. 13, 2007
BEAUMONT, Calif. - The Santa Clara women's golf team set a high goal for themselves after a tough first round at the Lady Braveheart Challenge. After finishing third the last two years, they weren't about to let a third Top-3 finish get away, and they sure didn't. Samantha Trask bounced back to her usual self and the Broncos shot a combined 312, 15 strokes better than in their first round to finish in sole possession of third place.
Tuesday the Broncos were led by senior Samantha Trask, who shot a team-best 74. Trask bounced back superbly after a tough first round of 89. Corey Utsurogi and Jennifer Sun each knocked three strokes off of their first round scores as the Broncos put together the best team-round of the tournament along with San Diego State University, who also had a final round team-score of 312.
Head coach Polly Schulze was thrilled with the team's performance, and even joked that the team had a little help from their fellow student-athletes.
"After we heard about the men's basketball team upsetting Gonzaga we were really excited," Schulze said. "It was kind of funny because Gonzaga's women's golf team was down playing too and they were one stroke ahead of us after the first round."
Gonzaga began the day tied for 7th place and finished in a tie for 10th, while the Broncos performance took them from 10th all the way up to 3rd.
The women's golf team has two weeks before their next tournament, the Fresno State Invitational which begins on Monday, February 26th at Copper River Country Club.