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Big West Golf Release - October

This Week In The Big West

Fullerton’s Edberg Sets School Record:
In the second round of the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, junior Martina Edberg fired a 5-under 68, setting a new single round score for the Cal State Fullerton women’s golf program.  Edberg, and former teammate Tisha Alyn Abrea, had both record 69 a combined five times.

Rare Sighting:
Senior Andrea Wong carded an albatross, also known as a double eagle, in the final round of the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational.  She shot an amazing 2 on the par-5 10th hole en route to a team-low 69 on the final round.

UH Women’s Golf Best Performance In Nearly Two Decades:
The University of Hawai’i women’s golf team captured its first tournament title in 19 years by winning the Hobble Creek Fall Classic at the Hobble Creek Golf Course. Junior Eimi Koga took home medalist honors in her first tournament as a Rainbow Wahine after transferring from Washington. Koga finished the tourney at 1-under 141 (70-71) while teammate junior Raquel Ek tied for second at 1-over 143 (73-70).

Big West Shines At Wyoming Desert Classic As UCR Wins Team Title And CSF’s Edberg Captures Individual Title:
The UC Riverside women’s golf program tied San Jose State at the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate with a score of 894, but won the tiebreaker to earn the team title. Cal State Fullerton’s Martina Edberg recorded her fourth career victory after carding a 5-under 211, a new 54-hole career best.

CSUN Host Annual Tournament:
The CSUN men’s golf team is set to host its annual Bill Cullum Invitational Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 19-20 at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, Calif.  Included among the field of 16 schools are eight of the nine Big West teams, with UC Davis the lone team out.   Wood Ranch Golf Club, a 6,819 yard, par-72 course, is also the host site for the 2016 Big West Men’s Golf Championship May 2-4.

Chian Posts Career Low Round at Golfweek Conference Challenge:
Long Beach State senior Daniel Chian garnered his second career Big West Men’s Golfer of the Month honor after finishing in the top 10 of the Golfweek Conference Challenge.  Chian tied for 10th place with a 5-under par aggregate of 211, highlighted by a career-low third round score of 65 that included seven birdies and 11 pars.  That performance vaulted Chian up the leaderboard by 20 spots following rounds of 74 and 72 to open the tournament on the par-72, 7,360-yard Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington, Iowa.

He helped the 49ers finish seventh among 15 teams in the season-opening tournament.  Chian also earned Golfer of the Month honors in October of 2013.

Koga’s Hawai‘i Debut Nets Medalist Honors:
Leading her school to its first tournament title in 19 years, Hawai‘i junior Eimi Koga also captured medalist honors in being named the Big West Women’s Golfer of the Month for September.  In a weather-shortened Hobble Creek Fall Classic in Springville, Utah, Koga bested all competitors with a 1-under 36-hole total of 141 on the 6,032-yard Hobble Creek Golf Course.  It was Koga’s first tournament as a Rainbow Wahine after transferring from Washington.

Hawaii’s team title was the program’s first since winning the 1996 Lady Bronc Classic.  Koga carded a 1-under 70 in the first round and shot even par 71 in the second before the third and final round was canceled due to rain and lightning.

The team championship was just the third in school history.  Koga finished just ahead of teammate Raquel Ek and New Mexico State’s Viviana Macias, who tied for second at 1-over 143.  Koga is the first UH golfer to take home medalist honors since teammate Izzy Leung won the season-opening OSU Invitational last season.

October Tournaments
Oct. 3-4 - Cowboy Southern Dunes (Maricopa, Ariz.) - CSF, UCR
Oct. 4-6 - Cabo Del Sol Intercollegiate     (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico) - CSUN, UCI
Oct. 5-6 - Nick Watney Classic (Fresno, Calif.) - CP, LBSU, UCSB
Oct. 12-13 - Alister MacKenzie Invitational (Fairfax, Calif.) - UCD, UH
Oct. 19-20 - Bill Cullum Invitational (Simi Valley, Calif.) - CP, CSF, CSUN, LBSU, UCI, UCR, UCSB, UH
Oct. 29-31 - Pacific Invitational (Stockton, Calif.) - CSF, CSUN. LBSU, UCI, UCR

Oct. 5-6 - Windy City Collegiate (Chicago, Ill.) - UCD
Oct. 5-7 - Aggie Invitational (Las Cruces, N.M.) - UCI
Oct. 6-7 - Eden Ihlanfeldt Invitational (Sammamish, Wash.) - UH
Oct. 9-11 - Ron Moore Intercollegiate (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) - LBSU
Oct. 12-13 - Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational (Lakewood, Wash.) - CP, CSF
Oct. 18-20 - Stanford Intercollegiate (Stanford, Calif.) - UCD
Oct. 19-20 - SCU Colby Invitational (San Jose, Calif.) - CSUN, UCR
Oct. 20-22 - Rainbow Wahine Invitational (O’ahu, Hawai’I) - UH
Oct. 24-25 - Cal Poly Lady Mustang (Arroyo Grande, Calif.) - CP, CSUN, UCR
Oct. 25-27 - Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown (Boulder City, Nev.) - LBSU, UCI