2004-05 Archive

2004-05 Meet-by-Meet results (PDF)

Wildcats sweep top five spots against CSUMB
BRENTWOOD, Calif. – The Chico State women's golf team turned in a dominating performance, sweeping the top five individual spots against a pair of Cal State Monterey Bay teams Wednesday. Led by Morgan Peterson's 79, all five Chico State players scored 82 or lower at Brentwood Golf Club. Katie Leong (80) finished second, Alicia Ambrosini (81) and Denise Canadas (81) tied for third, and Amanda Edgar (82) rounded out the top five.

The Wildcats finished with a 321, besting Cal State Monterey Bay (348) and the CSUMB Gold team (359). Chico State, currently ranked 20th in the nation, will now wait to find out if it earns a berth in the NCAA regionals.

Wildcats hold on to win first tournament of the year
CHICO - The Chico State women's golf team held a 10-stroke lead heading into the final day of play at the Wells Fargo Chico State Invitational held at Butte Creek County Club. But the victory wouldn't come easy, as the Wildcats had to hold off a hot-shooting Western Washington squad to win the tournament by one stroke.

The win was the first of the season for Chico State, which is ranked No. six in the West Region poll and No. 21 in Golfstat's Division II rankings. Western Washington is currently No. 3 in the West and No. 11 among D-II teams.

Chico State (318-322-640) carded 79s from both Morgan Peterson (80-79-159) and Denise Canadas (81-79-160). Peterson finished tied for third and Canadas tied for fifth along with Chico's Katie Leong (79-81-160). Amanda Edgar (78-83-161) tied for tenth and Alicia Ambrosini (83-85-168) tied for 16th.

Western Washington (328-313-641) posted three rounds in the 70s to record a tournament-low 313 today. The Vikings number-five player Jennifer Noland led the charge with a tournament-best 73, 22 stokes better than her opening round. WWU's Katja Trygg (79-76-155) took top medalist honors, finishing 11 over par, and was the only player to shoot both rounds in the 70s.

CSU Monterey Bay (329-330-659) finished 19 stokes off the lead in third place led by second-place individual medalist Katy Murphy (78-80-158). Hawaii Hilo (334-339-673) and CSU San Marcos (352-328-680) rounded out the top five.

Wildcats lead after opening round of Wells Fargo Invitational
CHICO - The Chico State women's golf team holds a 10-stroke lead over the field after the first 18 holes of the Chico State Wells Fargo Invitational, being played at Butte Creek Country Club.

Western Washington (328), currently ranked No. 3 in the West Region, is second and CSU Monterey Bay (329) is third behind the young Wildcat squad (318), which is ranked No. 6 in the latest West Region poll.

Today, Chico was led by two freshmen. Amanda Edgar (40-38-78) is two off the lead, tied for fourth, and Katie Leong (41-38-78) is tied for seventh. Senior Morgan Peterson (40-40-80) is in the top ten and freshman Denise Canadas (43-38-81) is tied for 11th. Chico's final finisher, junior Alicia Ambrosini (39-44-83), puts all five Wildcats in the top 15.

Wildcat freshman Valerie Lassen (37-40-77), who is playing as an individual in this tournament, is currently within striking distance of the individual medalist honor, just one stroke behind the two leaders.

Alison Sahli of CSU Monterey Bay and Jennifer Van Dyke from Notre Dame de Namur tied for the low round of 76. Sahli had five birdies, including back to back-to-back on holes number two and three. Van Dyke carded four birdies, including three of the last five holes on the front nine.

The tournament concludes with 18 holes tomorrow, beginning with tee times at 7:30.

Field proves too strong for Chico State women
FRESNO - Facing a field of 12 Division I opponents, the Chico State women's golf team finished 13th at the Fresno State Inviational Tuesday. The Wildcats fired a 335 to match their opening round score, but finished three strokes behind Gonzaga. Denise Canadas' final round score of 82 was enough to move her into a tie for 31st.

Chico State individual scores::
31t. Denise Canadas - 84 - 81 - 82 - 247
36t. Katie Leong - 82 - 86 - 81 - 249
44t. Morgan Peterson - 84 - 85 - 83 - 252
58t. Valerie Lassen - 85 - 87 - 89 - 261
69t. Alicia Ambrosini - 87 - 94 - 90 - 271

Wildcats struggle in early rounds in Fresno
FRESNO - The Chico State women's golf team struggled in the first day of the Fresno State Invitational. The women are currently tied for last place with Cal Poly at 674 strokes over two rounds. Fresno State posted the low rounds shooting 306 and 305 to finish with 611 for the first day of action.

Chico State individual scores::
|Denise Canadas - 84 - 81 - 165
Katie Leong - 82 - 86 - 168
Morgan Peterson - 84 - 85 - 169
Valerie Lassen - 85 - 87 - 172
Alicia Ambrosini - 87 - 94 - 181

Wildcats rally to finish sixth in Arizona
GOODYEAR, Ariz. - The Chico State women's golf team rallied from its ninth-place position after day one of the Grand Canyon University Spring Invitational Tournament to finish sixth overall at the 36-hole event at the Palm Valley Golf Course.

The Wildcats, ranked No.9 in the recent NCAA West region poll, beat No. 1 St. Mary’s of Texas and No. 5 Tarleton State, improving their chances of a berth in the West Regional in Bellingham, Washington, May 2-3.

Chico (324-315-639) finished 17 strokes behind winner, and this years regional host, Western Washington University (312-310-622).

Alicia Ambrosini (81-75-156) led the Wildcat charge, shooting a season best 75 in the final round. Morgan Peterson (80-78-158) and Ambrosini both finished in the top 20 individually. Katie Leong (79-81-160), Val Lassen (84-81-165), and Denise Canadas round out the Wildcat five.

The Wildcats travel to Fresno State on April 4-5, before hosting their only tournament of the year, the Wells Fargo Chico State Invite, at Butte Creek Country Club April 11-12.

Chico finishes fifth in first tournament of the spring
BOERNE, Texas - The Chico State women's golf team finished fifth out of 16 team at the Lady Rattler Hill Country Classic held at Tapatio Springs Resort.

The Wildcats (328-330-658) entered the final round in third place, but posted a 330 final round to fall to fifth.

Top finisher Morgan Peterson (78-76-154) finished tied for third overall, followed by Katie Leong (80-84-164, T26), Denise Canadas (87-83-170, T37), Alicia Ambrosini (84-87-171, T42), and Valerie Lassen (86-89-175, T46).

Texas Christian (319-308-627) won the 36-hole event by three strokes over runner up St. Mary's University-Texas (329-301-630). Tarleton State (321-314-635) took third and Central Oklahoma (331-315-646) was fourth, 12 strokes ahead of the Wildcats.

Chico State's next tournament is March 28-29 at the Palm Valley Golf Course in Phoenix, Arizona.

Wildcats in third place after opening round in Texas
BOERNE, Texas - The Chico State women's golf team is in third place among 16 teams after the opening round of play at the Lady Rattler Hill Country Classic being held at Tapatio Springs Resort in Boerne, Texas.

The Wildcats (328) are nine shots behind the leader Texas Christian University (319) and seven shots shy of second place Tarelton State (321). Host St. Mary's University (329) is one stroke behind the Wildcats in fourth place.

For Chico State, Morgan Peterson is tied for fourth place individually after an opening round of 78 and Katie Leong is tied for fifth at 80. Alicia Ambrosini (84), Valerie Lassen (86), and Denise Canadas (87) round out the Wildcat scoring.

Final round begins with a shotgun start on Saturday morning.

Wildcats second at Otter Invite
MONTEREY - The Chico State women's golf team wrapped up its fall schedule with its best showing of the season, a second place finish at the Lady Otter Invitational hosted by Cal State Monterey Bay. The two-day, 36-hole tournament was held at Bayonet and Blackhorse Golf Course.

The Wildcats (324-322-646) finished eight strokes behind the leader Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (638) and beat out UC Riverside, Sacramento State, and Western Washington among the field of 20 teams.

Katie Leong (76-80) was the top finisher for the 'Cats, tying for third place overall. Morgan Peterson (87-77) and Alicia Ambrosini (80-84) tied for 17th. Val Lassen (84-82) tied for 25th and Denise Canadas (84-83) rounded out the Wildcat five in a tie for 30th in the 106-player field.

Wildcats finish fifth in Washington
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Chico State golfers Morgan Peterson and Denise Canadas finished tied for 12th overall in the 52-player field at the Western Washington Invite held at Bellingham Golf and Country Club. The Wildcats finished fifth as a team.

Fin. School (Scores)
1. Western Washington U (322- 312- 309- 943) +67
2. Central Oklahoma (320- 313- 316- 949) +73
3. St. Mary's U. (TX) (324- 313- 322- 959) +83
4. Northeastern State U (323- 327- 320- 970) +94
5. CSU-Chico State (327- 330- 324- 981) +105
6. Hawaii - Hilo (325- 333- 330- 988) +112
7. Grand Canyon U. (333- 339- 328- 1000) +124
8. CSU-Monterey Bay (355- 355- 338- 1048) +172
9. St. Martin's College (375- 352- 358- 1085) +209
10. Montana St-Billings (369- 381- 365- 1115) +239

Chico State
T 12. Morgan Peterson (79- 81- 81- 241)
T 12. Denise Canadas (80- 79- 82- 241)
T 27. Alicia Ambrosini (85- 84- 83- 252)
T 27. Amanda Edgar (88- 86- 78- 252)
33. Katie Leong (83- 89- 83- 255)

Freshman, veteran lead Wildcats to third-place finish
GOODYEAR, AZ – True freshman Katie Leong fired a 13-over 157 to finish eighth and Morgan Peterson finished 10th at 15-over par to help lead the Chico State women's golf team to a third-place finish at the Grand Canyon Women's Fall Invitational.

Another freshman, Valerie Lassen, carded Tuesday's third best round, a 2-over par 74, to rally for a 12th-place finish at 16-over. Alicia Ambrosini finished 20-over, and Julia Elwood grabbed a share of 24th-place with her 22-over 166.

The Wildcats finished behind only Western Washington and Western New Mexico in the nine-team field.