April 16, 2010
|WCC CHAMPIONSHIPS SET TO BEGIN THIS MONDAY|
|With the Spring season in the books, the men's and women's golf teams will focus their attention on the 2010 WCC Golf Championships to take place April 19-20 at the Hiddenbrooke Golf Course in Vallejo, CA. This year, two men's and women's teams will enter the tournament with national rankings. On the men's side, San Diego comes in ranked 30th while Pepperdine ranks 34th in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. For the women, Pepperdine ranks ninth and San Francisco comes in at No. 41.|
|AROUND THE WCC|
2009 Women's All-Conference Teams
Christina Stockton, San Francisco
2009 Men's All-Conference Teams
Alex Ching, San Diego
Four WCC Programs Ranked in Top 50
This season, two women's and two 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. 30 after earning four first place finishes this Spring, while Pepperdine is ranked 34th. On the women's side, Pepperdine is ranked No. 9 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.
|WCC TEAM NOTES|