2002-03 Archive

Jasper withdraws from Regional
(May 7) MUSKOGEE, Okla -- Shelbie Jasper was forced to withdraw from West Regional play during the final round of competition, due to a nagging wrist injury. Jasper shot 82 and 88 for the 36 holes on day one, but had to quit after 13 holes on day two. The injury to her right wrist kept her out of the Wildcats' last regular-season tournament in Western Washington, as well.

Northeastern State claimed the 2003 NCAA Division I Women's Golf West Regional championship by two shots over St. Mary's (TX) in a classic battle at Muskogee Country Club Wednesday afternoon.

NSU and St. Mary's both advance to next week's national finals at Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, to be hosted by the Central Florida Sports Commission and Sunshine State Conference.

Shelbie Jasper selected to play at 2003 West Regional in Oklahoma
(Apr. 28) INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Committee has selected the teams and individuals that will compete in the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships.

The 2003 NCAA Division II women’s golf regional competition will be conducted May 6-7, 2003. Each regional will consist of both teams and individual competition conducted concurrently. All participants will compete throughout the 56 holes of competition. The top two teams along with the top two individuals not with a team, from each regional, will advance to the championships.

The 2003 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships will be held May 14-17, at Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, and will be hosted by the Central Florida Sports Commission and Sunshine State Conference.

The championships will consist of both team and individual competition conducted concurrently. All participants will compete throughout the entire 72 holes of competition. In the team competition, the low four scores for each team will count in each day’s total score. The number of participants allowed at the finals is 48.

West Region Teams:
1. St. Mary’s (Texas)
2. Tarleton State
3. Northeastern State
4. Western Washington
5. Western New Mexico
6. West Texas A&M

West Region Individuals:
1. Shelbie Jasper, Cal State Chico
2. Jessica Allee, Mesa State
3. Katie McCranie, Texas A&M Commerce

REGIONAL DATES AND SITES
West: Muskogee Country Club
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Northeastern State University, host
May 6-7, 2003

Western wins own tournament
Wildcats finish second

(Apr. 22) BELLINGHAM, Wash. - The Western Washington University women’s golf team won its own inaugural tournament with a commanding 84-stoke victory after two days of play at Bellingham Golf and Country Club.

Western’s Kelly White grabbed medalist honors with a 11-over par 230, shooting a 77 for the field’s best score of the final round.  Her performance helped the Vikings finish at 952.  Chico State was second at 1,036, followed by Victoria at 1,075 and Montana State-Billings with 1,313.

Chico's Arika Tobin (78-82-83=242) finished tied for second with Western Washington's Milena Jankovich (85-77-80=242), who had a hole-in-one on the final hole of Monday's second round.

Par: 73  Yardage: 5980

1. Western Washington 320 – 312 – 320 = 952
2. Chico State 345 – 348 – 343 = 1036
3. Victoria 361 – 349 – 365 = 1075
4. Montana State-Billings 426 – 445 – 442 = 1313

Top 10
Kelly White WWU 78 – 75 – 77 = 230
Milena Jankovich WWU 85 – 77 – 80 = 242
Arika Tobin Chico St. 78 - 82 – 83 = 242
Sarah Cooper WWU 80 – 82 – 81 = 243
Candice Wagner WWU 80 – 81 – 82 = 243
Katja Trygg WWU 82 – 79 – 85 = 246
Kate Menlove WWU-I  77 – 86 – 87 = 250
Amy Gleich SMC 86 – 81 – 86 = 253
Alicia AmBrosini Chico St. 87 – 81 – 85 = 253
Nancy Fedoruk UV 86 – 83 – 90 = 259

Western Washington 320 – 312 – 320 = 952
Kelly White 78 – 75 – 77 = 230
Milena Jankovich 85 – 77 – 80 = 242
Candice Wagner 80 – 81 – 82 = 243
Sarah Cooper 80 – 82 – 81 = 243
Katja Trygg 82 – 79 – 85 = 246


Chico State 345 – 348 – 343 = 1036
Shelbie Jasper DNP
Alicia AmBrosini 87 – 81 – 85 = 253
Arika Tobin 78 – 81 – 83 = 242
Michelle Merriman 90 – 89 – 90 = 269
Kelly Macy 90 – 97 – 85 = 272

Wildcats compete at Grand Canyon Invite
(Apr. 1) GOODYEAR, Ariz - The University of Northern Colorado rallied from seven shots back, posting a second-round best 302 (14-over par), to win the Grand Canyon University Women’s Golf Invitational on Tuesday at Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz.

Chico State finished 11th out of the 15-team field, shooting 358 on day two to go along with its 333 first day total.

Shelbie Jasper (80-70-150), who had won the last two tournaments the Wildcats had enered, was Chico’s top finisher and finished tied for third place. Alicia Ambrosini was Chico’s top finisher on day one, but was disqualified in round two.

Top individual honors went to Katy Murphy of Cal State Monterey Bay, who fired a 1-over 73 and finished one shot better than West Texas A&M’s Meredith Easley. Chico State’s Jasper and Northeastern’s Danielle Miron were three shots back of the winner in a tie for third.

11 Chico State 333 358 691
T3 Shelbie Jasper 80 70 150
T47 Arika Tobin 88 85 173
51 Michelle Merriman 86 89 175
73 Kelly Vantine 122 114 236
DQ Alicia Ambrosini 79 DQ

Team Results

1 Northern Colorado 323 302 625 +49
2 Western Washington U 317 311 628 +52
3 N'eastern OK State U 316 324 640 +64
4 CSU-San Marcos 318 323 641 +65
5 Western New Mexico 316 327 643 +67
6 W. Texas A & M Univ 317 330 647 +71
7 Grand Canyon U. 325 331 656 +80
8 Mary Hardin-Baylor 331 334 665 +89
CSU-Monterey Bay 333 332 665 +89
10 Mesa State 333 336 669 +93
11 CSU-Chico State 333 358 691 +115
12 McMurry University 350 351 701 +125
13 Hardin-Simmons Univ. 375 376 751 +175
14 Missouri Western St. 384 376 760 +184

Shelbie Jasper wins second straight tournament
(Mar. 25) Chico State's Shelbie Jasper posted back-to-back rounds of 77 to win the Lady Lion Invitational by six strokes over her nearest competitor. Texas A&M Commerce hosted the two-day tournament held at Tanglewood Resort in Pottsboro, Texas.

Jasper was coming off a win at the Second Annual Chico State Women's Invitational at Butte Creek Country Club, which opened the spring golf season.

Jasper finished the first round tied with Meredith Easley of West Texas A&M, but Easley ballooned to an 83 on day two to finish in second place at 160.

As a team, Chico State (345-340-691) finished sixth among the 16 schools. Central Arkansas (339-327-666) won the tournament, posting the low total each day.

Chico State's Alicia Ambrosini (89-82-171) finished tied for 17th, followed by Arika Tobin (86-91-177, T33rd), Michelle Merriman (93-90-183, T44), and Kelly Macy (97-97-194, 56th).

The Wildcats' next tournament takes them to Phoenix for the Grand Canyon Invite, March 31-April 1.

Wildcats open Spring Season
Shelbie Jasper wins with birdie in playoff

(Mar. 12) After 26 hole of golf over two days at Butte Creek Country Club, it came down to a playoff for the individual title. In the first tie-breaker hole, Chico State’s Shelbie Jasper (80-74-154) landed her approach shot 10 feet from the pin and drained the putt for the individual title at the Second Annual Chico State Women’s Invitational.

Milena Jankovich (79-75-154) from Western Washington finished as the second individual medallist and led her team to a 14-stroke tournament victory.

Jasper sat in fourth place after day one and Jankovich was in third place. Western Washington’s Kelly White (77-80-157) and Jodie Milne from Grand Canyon (77-80-157) were tied for the lead after the first 18 holes and finished the tournament tied for third place.

Western Washington (321-316-637) won the tournament, followed by Grand Canyon (338-314-652), Chico State (350-325-675), and Monterey Bay (359-359-718).

Other Chico finishers include Alicia Ambrosini (84-83-167) 9th place, Arika Tobin (91-81-172) T12th , Michelle Merriman (95-87-182 T16th , and Kelly Macy (95-91-186) 19th place.

The Wildcats next tournament takes them to Amarillo, Texas, for the West Texas Invitational, March 24-25.

Wildcats compete against Division I loaded field
(Oct. 22) The Wildcats concluded their fall season at the Matador Fall Classic at Olivas Park Golf Course in Ventura, taking on a field made up of six Division I teams and five Division II opponents.

Shelbie Jasper, a three-year Division I player before taking last year off to recover from foot surgery, proved she could still compete with the best. Jasper (74-79-153) finished tied for fifth place, nine shots behind the leader Elizabeth Allen (70-74-144) of Cal State Northridge, who finished at even par.

Arika Tobin (80-85-165) was Chico's second finisher, tying for 33rd. Alicia Ambrosini (84-82-166) finished 38th, followed by Michelle Meriman (83-89-172) and Julia Elwood (93-97-190).

The Wildcats (321-335-656) finished ninth out of the 11 teams. Cal State Northridge (295-309-604) won the tournament, finishing 28 over par as a team.

Chico State will begin the spring season hosting the Chico State Spring Classic, March 10-11.

Jasper and Tobin card low rounds in Colorado
(Oct. 1) Shelbie Jasper shot a low round of 76 in round two of the Rocky Mountain Shoot Out to finish in second place, three strokes behind leader Emily Russell of Northern Colorado.

Wildcat sophomore Arika Tobin shot the low round of the tournament with a 71 on day one, but struggled coming into the clubhouse in round two to finish tied for 16th place.

Shelbie Jasper top D-II finisher in Monterey Bay
(Sep. 24) Chico State senior Shelbie Jasper (82-75-157) shot a second-day 75 to finish as the top Division II golfer at the Golf Mart/Lady Otter Invitational played at Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, Calif., Sep. 23-24.

Moah Chang (77-77-154) of Mt. San Antonio Community College was the overall champion of the event.

Chico State (355-340-695) finished sixth among the 15 teams and ahead of the only other Division II West Region team, Grand Canyon University (365-364-729).

Arika Tobin (87-80-167) finished 12th overall, followed by teammates Alicia Ambrosini (91-92-183), Michele Merriman (95-93-188), and Kristina Gingras (112-100-212).