Aztec Women's Golf Set To Defend Title In First Spring Outing
Feb. 12, 2007
Aztecs Set To Defend Title In First Spring Outing
The 2007 tournament, which is being hosted by UC Riverside, includes 17 schools, the largest field in the event's short history. SDSU's highest ranked opponent will be No. 52 UC Davis, while Sacramento and Cal Poly also represent tough competition for the Aztecs. The par-72, 6,191-yard Oak Valley Golf Club serves as the course for this year's tourney for the second consecutive season.
This is the third year in a row that SDSU has begun its spring schedule in the state of California.
Fab Five: Aztec Line-Up For This Week
The team lineup includes senior Jamie Oliver (Los Alamitos, Calif.), junior Kim Carmody (Palatine, Ill.) and sophomores Alana Erlandson (Palm Desert, Calif.), Jackie Kazarian (Dana Point, Calif.) and Maki Kamimura (West Covina, Calif.). Three of the five played in at least three of the team tournaments this past fall, while transfer Carmody will compete as a member of the starting five for the first time in her Aztec career. Erlandson and Kamimura both played at the Lady Braveheart Challenge as true freshmen a year ago, while Oliver competed as an individual.
Rewind: Lady Braveheart 2006
SDSU senior Heather MacRae was edged by Jessica Huss of Cal Poly by one stroke for the individual crown. MacRae finished the tournament at 10-over 154. Redshirt freshman Megan McLeod (Fallbrook, Calif.) wasn't far behind MacRae, tying for third place with a final score of 11-over 155. Sophomore Anna Booth, who participated in the tournament as an individual, ended in a three-way tie for sixth, carding a 12-over 156.
Along with MacRae and McLeod, freshmen Maki Kamimura, Alana Erlandson and Heather Wilson (Chula Vista, Calif.) all finished in the top 15. Kamimura tied for 10th with a final score of 16-over 160. Erlandson and Wilson were part of a three-way tie for 14th, shooting an 18-over 162.
Looking Back At The Fall Season
Individually, the Aztecs swept the top two spots at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Shootout in Flagstaff, Ariz., Sept. 18-19. Anna Booth claimed medalist honors with a 2-over 148, just one stroke better than teammate Maki Kamimura, who carded a 3-over 149.
Four SDSU players ended their fall campaign with a sub-78.00 stroke average, including Alana Erlandson, who posted a team-best 76.88 average in eight rounds.
The Aztecs play at the UNLV Spring Invitational in mid-March, followed by the Lady Otter Invitational in Seaside, Calif. SDSU heads to Oregon, before traveling to St. George, Utah, for two straight tournaments, the BYU Dixie Classic and the Mountain West Conference championships.
Head Coach Felicia Brown
She is assisted by Doug Barba for the fourth year in a row.