Peterson (83-78-85-246) started the day in 13th place, but two double bogeys and eight bogeys dropped her down into a tie with two other players.
North Eastern Oklahoma State won the event by six strokes and will advance to the 2004 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships, May 12-15, at The Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes in Longwood, Florida. The tournament will be hosted by the Central Florida Sports Commission in conjunction with the Division II National Championships Festival.
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The top two teams along with the top two individuals not with a team, from each regional, will advance to the championship final. The tournament concludes Wednesday with 18 holes.
Two years in a row for a third-year program is pretty great, said head women's coach Kathy Dais.
Peterson put together a number of strong showings throughout the season, highlighted by a tie for the championship at Chico State's own Subway Invitational.
Morgan came to Chico State with the right attitude, said Dais. Foremost on her mind was to get to the regionals. She's worked very hard to get there and I'm very proud of her.
The 2004 NCAA Division II women's golf western regional competition will be conducted May 4-5 at University Golf Course in Las Cruces, New Mexico. 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 championship final.
Joining Peterson in the regional will be six teams St. Mary's (Texas), Western New Mexico, Northeastern State, Central Oklahoma, Tarleton State, and Western Washington and individuals Meredith Easley from West Texas A&M and Jessica Allee Bennett from Mesa State.
The 2004 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships will be held May 12-15, at The Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes in Longwood, Florida, and will be hosted by the Central Florida Sports Commission in conjunction with the Division II National Championships Festival.
Morgan Peterson (84-79-77-240) and Alicia Ambrosini (77-76-87-240) tied for 12th overall and were the top finishers for the Wildcats (320-325-331-976).
Traci Parkison (79-86-80-245) finished tied for 17th, Amber Petruzelli (80-84-87-251) was 25th, and Julia Elwood (85-91-87-263) finished 31st.
Host Western Washington (305-305-310-920) ran away with the title, posting a 34-stroke advantage over its nearest competitor.
The Wildcats are waiting to hear the announcement of the six teams chosen to represent the West at the West Regional in Las Cruces, New Mexico, May 4-5.
Traci Parkison (78-79-157) finished the 36 holes tied for 19th overall to lead the Wildcats for the second-straight tournament.
.Morgan Peterson (76-82-158, T21), Alicia Ambrosini (83-84-167, T57), Julia Elwood (83-87-170, T64), and Amber Petruzelli (91-81-172, T67) completed the Wildcats scoring.
Chico State (320-326-646) ended the two-day tournament 28 strokes behind the winner, Western New Mexico (312-206-618)
Chico State's Traci Parkison (78-85-163) shot the second lowest opening-day round to find herself alone in second place among the individual standings, four strokes behind the leader. Parkinson's 85 on day two dropped her to seventh place overall.
Morgan Peterson (84-82-166) was in a tie for 15th after the first 18 holes, but worked her way up to a tie for 11th place overall.
Alicia Ambrosini (86-90-176, T43), Amber Petruzelli (86-93-179, T51), and Julia Elwood (94-92-186, T60) rounded out the scoring for the Wildcats.
Nicole Wyne (74-81-155) led both days, winning the individual title by three strokes and leading St. Mary's University of Texas (335-317-652) to the team championship.
The women travel next to Phoenix for the Grand Canyon Invitational March 29-30.
Peterson (79-73-152), who was tied for fifth after the first 18 holes of play, forced the playoff by posting a tournament low round of 73.
San Marcos (320-317-637) led the tournament after day one, but despite Segura's (78-74-152) championship effort the team lost by one stroke to Western Washington University (323-313-636), who trailed by three entering the final round. Western Washington's 313 was the low score of the tournament.
It was the first tournament of the spring season for Chico State (333-319-652), which finished third, followed by CSU Monterey Bay (336-352-688), Victoria-British Columbia (347-346-693), Notre Dame de Namur (360-368-728), and Montana-Billings (381-414-795).
Jennell French (74-81-155), who led the tournament field by three strokes had to settle for a tie for third-place after a disappointing 81 on day two. Katja Trygg (80-75-155) of Western Washington shot 75 on the final 18 holes to tie French. Candice Wagner (81-77-158) rounded out the top five.
Alicia Ambrosini (87-74-161), Chico second finisher, tied for sixth. Traci Parkison (77-86-163) was ninth. Amber Petruzelli (90-86-176) finished 20th and Julia Elwood (92-90-182) tied for 24th in the 39-player field.
The Wildcats travel to Pottsboro, Texas, for the Texas A&M Commerce Tournament on March 22-23.
Morgan Peterson carded one of Tuesday's top individual rounds with a 3-over par 75 and finished the tournament tied for 43rd with a 21-over, 237. Alicia Ambrosini finished 63rd in the 109-woman field with a 243. Traci Pakison carded a 244 for 68th place, and Amber Petruzelli tallied a 253 for 87th.
Western New Mexico (328-313-641) won the event, followed by Northeastern Oklhoma State (338-311-649), CSU-San Marcos (328-325-653), Chico State (350-339-689), and Grand Canyon (362-349-711).
Alicia Ambrosini (85-79-164), who tied for ninth place was the Wildcats top finisher. Morgan Peterson (85-84-169) tied for 18th. Amber Petruzelli (92-85-177) finished 23rd and Julia Elwood (88-91-179) was 24th.
Arika Tobin was forced to drop out of the tournament due to heat exhaustion.
Chico State (351-321-672) was in ninth place following the first round of play, but a 30 stroke team improvement in the final round boosted the 'Cats into sixth place. The 321 was the best one-round score posted by a Wildcat team since the program was added as a sport in 2001.
Mt. San Antonio (319-319-638) won the tournament, shooting the low round both days. Erin Kato (78-75-153) from Mt. San Antonio was the individual top medalist.
Chico State returning sophomore Alicia Ambrosini (89-76-165) led the Wildcat squad, firing a career-best 76 in the second round to finished tied for 14th overall out of the field of 104 players.
Junior Morgan Peterson (87-80-167) finished tied for 21. Junior Arika Tobin (86-83-169) tied for 24th. Junior Traci Parkinson (89-82-171) tied for 29th. True freshman Amber Petruzelli (90-86-176) rounded out the scoring, finishing 41st.