LBSU Kicks Off March With Annual Event:
Long Beach State opens March hosting the Del Walker Invitational at the Virginia Country Club (par 70, 6,633 yards) in Long Beach, Calif. The two-day event takes place March 2 with 36 holes with one 18-hole round on March 3. Joining the 49ers men’s team are Campbell, CSUN, Denver, Eastern Michigan, Fresno State, Nevada, Sacramento State, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara and Wichita State.
Teams are headed to the Hawaiian Islands in late March for the Anuenue Spring Break Classic hosted by the University of Hawai’i women’s program. The three-day event, 18 holes each day, runs March 23 to March 25 at the Kapalua Bay Course (par 72, 6,022 yards) in Kapalua, Maui. Competing in this year’s event is host Hawai’i, along with Brown, Gonzaga, Hawai’i-Hilo, Louisville, Oregon, Oregon State, Portland State, San Jose State, Santa Clara, SMU, Texas, Texas-Pan American, UC Davis, UC Riverside and Xavier.
UCR Women Win Second Tournament Of The Year:
The UC Riverside women’s golf team captured its second tournament title of the season in February, winning the Grand Canyon Invitational with a three-round total of 895 to beat out host Grand Canyon by eight strokes. Leading the way for the Highlanders was Savannah Vilauni, who consistently shot 74 all three days to finish third. Vilauni currently paces the team with a 74.1 stroke average.
The Highlanders’ earlier win was back in October when they claimed the Santa Clara Colby Classic. They are one of three Big West women’s teams twho have won a team title this year, Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State being the other two.
Leading The Way:
UC Davis’ Luke Vivolo currently paces the Big West Conference men’s teams with an impressive 71.4 stroke average. He has snagged three top 10 finishes, with his best finish of sixth coming in the first event of the year - Southwestern Intercollegiate.
On the women’s side, the Aggies are also atop the ranks with Paige Lee sporting a league-best 72.9 average. Lee claimed the individual title of the Peg Barnard Invitational back on February 14-15 to guide UC Davis to a second place team finish, its best showing of the year.
Edberg Earns Individual Honors:
Cal State Fullerton’s Martina Edberg recorded her third career victory in February with co-medalist honors for the second consecutive year at the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational hosted by San Jose State at Almaden Golf and Country Club in San Jose, Calif. Edberg shot a 2-under 70 in the final round and finished in a tie for first place with Megan Osland of San Jose State as both players finished the 54-hole event with a 3-over 219.
March 2-3 Del Walker Invitational (Long Beach, Calif.) - CSUN, LBSU, UCI, UCSB
March 9-10 Sacramento State Invitational (Sacramento, Calif.) - CP, CSF
March 9-20 Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic (San Diego, Calif.) - UCR
March 14-15 Bandon Dunes Championship (Bandon, Ore.) - CSUN, UCD
March 22-24 Cal Poly Match Play (Arroyo Grande, Calif.) - CP, UCI, UCSB, UH
March 19-21 Denver Tournament (Goodyear, Ariz.) - LBSU
March 23-24 Duck Invitational (Eugene, Ore.) - UCR
March 26 Bandon Individual (Bandon, Ore.) - UCR
March 27-29 U.S. Intercollegiate (Palo Alto, Calif.) - UCD
March 2-3 Bruin Wave Invitational (Tarzana, Calif.) - LBSU
March 9-10 Bay Area Intercollegiate (Fairfax, Calif.) - UCD, UCI, UCR, UCSB
March 9-11 Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational (O’ahu, Hawai’i) - CSUN, UH
March 12-13 SUU Thunderbird Invitational (St. George, Utah) - CP
March 16-17 Arizona Wildcat Invitational (Tucson, Ariz.) - LBSU
March 16-17 Sacramento State Invitational (Sacramento, Calif.) - CSUN
March 20-21 Mountain View Collegiate (Tucson, Ariz.) - CSF
March 21 Texas vs. Hawai’i Dual Match (Maui, Hawai’i) - UH
March 23-25 Anuenue Spring Break Classic (Kapalua, Hawai’i) - UCD, UCR, UH