2006-07 Season Archive

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Dais named Chico State women's golf coach
CHICO, Calif. - Long-time assistant coach Kathy Dais has been named Chico State’s first women’s head golf coach, athletic director Anita Barker announced Friday.

Dais has supervised many of the day-to-day operations the women’s program as an assistant to Keith Thomas since 2000.

 “Having seen Kathy at work over the last seven years, I am absolutely thrilled that she is going to be our new women’s golf coach,” said Barker. “Kathy is a great teacher of the game and she’s played a huge role in building our women’s golf program from the ground up. I’m happy to know that she will continue to do so.”

 As the head assistant coach for the Chico State golf program since 2000, Dais helped initiate, establish, develop, and coordinate the program. She recruited many successful athletes, including 2003 All-American Shelbie Jasper and 2007 Scholar Athlete of the Year Denise Canadas.

 “I am very grateful for this opportunity. Hiring a full-time women’s coach was a great step in the right direction for the program,” said Dais. “I hope to make that step translate into even more success for our program and our student athletes.”

Dais helped lead the Wildcats to a top-10 ranking in Division II in 2005 and has helped the team maintain top-20 rankings throughout four of the program’s six years in competition. In 2005, she led the Wildcats to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championship Tournament West Regional.

“This program has come a long way,” said Dais. “.Women’s collegiate golf is really taking off and I’m excited to see what that can mean for Chico State.”

Dais has been a member of the Professional Golf Association since 1994, and a Class A Teaching Professional since 1998. She was the head professional at Mount Shasta Resort from 1993-95 before moving on to become a golf training technician at Driving Obsession from 1996-98.  Dais has been a teaching pro at Tuscan Ridge and Sunset Hills since 1998. 

Dais is also known in Northern California for her charitable work. She has taken part in teaching clinics for the physically challenged and also established a golf clinic for the developmentally disabled through Butte County ARC. Dais also takes part in LPGA clinics funding the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Organization.

As a golfer, Dais was named the Northern California PGA Women’s Cup captain 1998 and was a Women’s Cup Player from 1999 to 2005. She was a PGA Cup Qualifier in 2004.

Dais earned her bachelor’s degree in recreation administration from Chico State in 1975 and her master’s degree in kinesiology from Chico State in 2005.

Canadas, Bryant named Chico State Scholar-AthletesFour year baseball pitcher Nick Bryant and junior golfer Denise Canadas were recently named winners of the Chico State Scholar-Athlete awards.  

Bryant, an all-West Region pitcher who is currently 8-0 for the 12th ranked Wildcats, was named the winner of the Bud Hanna Scholar Athlete Award.  Bryant is a Business major with an option in Finance, a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was a leader on the baseball team’s efforts to raise funds for Up ‘til Dawn, benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Center.

Canadas was named the winner of the Richard Dahl Scholar-Athlete Award.  She is majoring in Mechatronic Engineering.  Athletically, Canadas has been the top performer on the women’s golf team this year, capturing first place at the Grand Canyon University Invitational and posting three top-five finishes this year.  She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and a member of Tau Beta Pi.

Bryant and Canadas were each publicly awarded their honors at the annual University Awards Reception honoring student achievement and contributions to student life last week.

Wildcats take second in Chico State InterWest Invitational
Chico's Molly Parsons shoots low round of second day - 75
CHICO, Calif. - The University of Victoria in British Columbia (313-321-634), which entered the final round of the Chico State InterWest Women’s Golf Invitational tied for the team lead with Western Washington, shot the low team score of the day to break away and win the tournament by six shots over host Chico State (318-322-640). The Wildcats began the day at Butte Creek Country Club in fourth place, five shots behind Victoria, and shot a final round of 322 to land in second place.

Western Washington (313-328-641) dropped down into a tie with Hawaii-Hilo (315-326-641), which held onto its third-place standing from the opening round. St. Martin’s (320-327-647) started and ended the day in fifth place.

Kenzie Janzen (75-77-152) from Victoria held a one shot lead entering today’s round over a tight group of 16 players - all within three shots -  but held on to shoot 77 to finish in a tie with teammate Anne Balser (76-76-152). Janzen won the top medalist honors on a card playoff.

Jessica McKay (78-76-154) from Grand Canyon finished third and Kiilani Matsuyoshi (78-77-155) from Hawaii Hilo took fourth. Chico State’s Erin Sears (78-78-156) tied with Western Washington’s Catherine Kim (76-80-156) for fifth overall.

Molly Parsons (82-75-157) from Chico State shot the low round of the day to jump from 29th into a tie for seventh, along with teammate Katie Leong (76-81-157), who was playing as an individual.

Chico’s Denise Canadas (76-86-162), who was one stroke behind the leader after the opening round, struggled today and dropped into a tie for 19th. Amanda Edgar (82-87-169) tied for 31st and Julia Hood (90-83-173) finished tied for 39th.

Wildcats five strokes off lead in own tournament
CHICO, Calif. - After the first day of competition at the InterWest Chico State Women’s Golf Invitational, the four teams at the top of the standings are separated by five strokes and 16 golfers are within three strokes of the individual leader. The 36-hole tournament, being held at Butte Creek Country Club, wraps up tomorrow.

University of Victoria and Western Washington are tied for the team lead at 313, followed by Hawaii Hilo at 315 and Chico State in fourth place at 318.

Kenzie Janzen (75) from Victoria holds a slim one-shot lead over a group of six golfer, including Chico State’s Denise Canadas and Katie Leong, who is playing the tournament as the Wildcats’ sixth player and not figuring into the team scoring. Two more individuals are two shots back and another eight golfers are three shots behind the leader.

Canadas shot five over on the front nine for a 40, but rallied for an even-par 36 on the back nine. She recorded her only birdie of the round on the final hole. Leong had birdies on hole number seven and number 13 to shoot 38-38.

Also scoring for the Wildcats were Erin Sears (78), currently tied for 10th and within striking distance of the lead , along with Molly Parsons (82) and Amanda Edgar (82) tied for 29th.

Denise Canadas wins GCU Invitational
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Chico State women's golfer, junior Denise Canadas, shot a final round 75 to win the individual title at the Grand Canyon University Invitational. Canadas (74-75-149) began the day tied for fifth and overcame eight players tied or ahead of her to win the tournament by one stroke.

Adding to Canadas' exciting play was a near hole-in-one on the 16th hole at Palm Valley Golf Club. The ball ended up two inches from the cup for a tap-in birdie.

Tarleton State (299-315-614) placed four golfers in the top five to hold on to their first day lead and win the tournament by eight strokes. The Texanns closest competition was Western New Mexico at 622, followed by Central Oklahoma at 626, and Western Washington and St. Edwards University tied for fourth at 627.

The Wildcats (318-316-634) finished ninth in the 20-team field, just one shot behind eighth-place Monterey Bay (306-327-633) and two strokes behind seventh-place Northeastern State (319-313-632).

Chico’s Julia Hood (80-74-154) finished in the top 10, tied at ninth. Molly Parsons (79-80-159) finished tied for 32nd, Amanda Edgar (85-87-172) tied for 76th. and Katie Leong (89-95-184) was 88th.

Next up, the Wildcats host the Chico State InterWest Bank Invitational at Butte Creek Country Club April 9-10.

Wildcats in middle of pack after opening round in Phoenix
PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Chico State women's golf teams sits in a tie for eighth place out of 20 teams after the opening round of the Grand Canyon University Invitational at Palm Valley Golf Course.

The Wildcats shot 318 and sit 19 stroke behind the leader Tarleton State at 299. Western New Mexico (305), CSU Monterey Bay (306), St. Martin's (308), and Western Washington (308) round out the top five spots.

Denise Canadas, who finished second in last week's tournament in Seaside is currently tied for fifth with an opening round 74. Molly Parson (79) is tied for 30th, Julia Hood (80) is tied for 38th, Amanda Edgar (85) is tied for 69th, and Katie Leong (89) is tied for 85th among the field of 97 golfers.

The tournament wraps up with 18 holes on Tuesday beginning with tee times at 7:00 (MST).

Runner-up Canadas leads Wildcats to second-place finish
SEASIDE, Calif. - Chico State's Denise Canadas shot a second-round 85 Tuesday for a 13-over-par total of 159 to finish second at the Lady Otter Invitational at Bayonet Golf Club. The Wildcat team finished second as well, posting a score of 665 for the two rounds.

Canadas (74-85-159) entered the final round in first place, but Shraddhanjali Singh (78-80-158) from Tarleton State shot 80 in the final round to win the two-day, nine-team tournament by one stroke.

Tarleton State (322-329-651) won the team title by 14 strokes over Chico State (325-340-665). Host CSU Monterey Bay (327-348-675) finished third, followed by Monterey Bay’s second team (708) and St. Leo University (714) in fifth.

Chico State's Molly Parsons closed with an 84-83 to tie for eighth at 167. Teammate Julia Hood (83-85-168) finished tenth another shot back, and Erin Sears (84-87-171) tied for 14th at 171. Amanda Edgar (94-96-190) tied for 32nd overall.

Next up for the Wildcat golf team is a trip to Palm Valley Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona, March 26-27.

Canadas and Wildcats looking good after opening round
SEASIDE, Calif. - Chico State’s Denise Canadas leads the field by three strokes and the Wildcats are three strokes off the team lead after the opening round of the Otter Invitational at Bayonet Golf Club hosted by CSU Monterey Bay.

Canadas shot a 1-over 74 on Monday, posting 37-37, and three of her teammates also sit among the top 20 individuals in the tournament. Julia Hood is tied for 12th after shooting 83. Molly Parsons and Erin Sears both shot 84 and are currently tied for 14th and Amanda Edgar is tied at 29th after recording a 94.

The Wildcats (325) trail Tarleton State (322), which had four individuals finish the first round in the top 10. Host Monterey Bay (327) is currently in third and St. Leo University (345) and Notre Dame de Namur (351) round out the top five.

Play concludes on Tuesday with a final round of 18 holes.

Wildcats finish 14th in opening spring tournament
AUSTIN, Texas – The Chico State women’s golf team entered the second day of the St. Edward’s Invitational in 14th place and they remained there after the final 18 hole on Tuesday. The Wildcats shot 350-352 to finish at 702 for the tournament.

Denise Canadas (81-87-168) was the Wildcats top player, finishing tied for 29th. Molly Parson (89-84-173) tied for 51st. Julia Hood (89-84-173) tied for 60th and Amanda Edgar (91-95-186) ended the 36-hole tournament tied for 78th.

St. Edwards (325-319-644) overcame a first-day deficit of four strokes to card the low round of the tournament, 319, on Tuesday and beat out Tarleton State (331-321-652) by eight strokes. Northearstern (320-333-653), in first place by two strokes entering the final round, settled for third.

Tonya Choate (75-76-151) from Drury University won the top individual medalist over St. Edward’s Jacqueline Struck (80-75-155). Stephanie Bird (74-87-161), who was the day-one leader, ended up tied for seventh.

Chico State will be back in action March 19-20 when they take part in the Cal State Monterey Bay tournament at Bayonet Golf Club.

Wildcats in 14th after opening round
AUSTIN,  Texas - The Chico State women’s golf team currently sits in 14th place among the 20-team field at the St. Edwards Invitational taking place at Golf Club @ Circle C in Austin, Texas. The Wildcats shot a team score of 350, with Denise Canadas, currently tied for 12th, leading the ’Cats with a nine-over 81. The tournament wraps up on Tuesday with 18 more holes.

 In the team standings, Northeastern State University (320) holds a two-shot lead over Central Oklahoma (322). Individually, Northeastern’s Stephanie Bird (74) is one shot ahead of Tonya Choate (75) from Drury University. Six golfers in the 100-player field shot in the 70s.

Chico golfers
14   CSU-Chico State 350   
T 12    Denise Canadas 41- 40      81
T 59    Molly Parsons 43- 46      89
T 59    Julia Hood 45- 44      89
T 70    Amanda Edgar 45- 46      91
T 82    Katie Leong 43- 51      94

Wildcats second at Mauna Lani
MONMAUNA LANI, Hi. – The Chico State women’s golf team held a slim one-stroke lead heading into the final round, but could not hold off Hawaii-Hilo and had to settle for second place at the Mauna Lani Intercollegiate Invitational.

The Wildcats finished with a three-round total of 978, second only to the Vulcans’ 974 at the Mauna Lani Resort/UH Hilo Intercollegiate Championship on the Francis H. I‘i Brown North Course.

Julia Hood (83-74-83-240) led the Wildcats with a third-place finish. Amanda Edgar (81-77-83-241) finished in a tie for fourth, Molly Parson (87-79-80-246) tied for eighth, Katie Leong (84-88-83-255) came in 12th, and Megan Chang (88-84-89-261) and Erin Sears (92-85-84-261) tied for 13th.

Wildcats win 18-team tournament in Monterey
MONTEREY - The Chico State women’s golf team placed all five golfers in the top 20 to win the 18-team Golf Mart Lady Otter Invitational by three strokes over second place Hawaii-Hilo. It was a seesaw battle between Chico State and Hawaii-Hilo all three days with the Wildcats pulling out the win in the final round.

The Wildcats shot the low round of the tournament (323) in Monday’s opening round to take a one-shot lead over Hawaii-Hilo into the second day of play. Hilo shot 329 in round two, two-shots better than Chico State, to take over the lead by one stroke. 653-654. In Wednesday’s final round, the Wildcats shot 332 to Hawaii’s 336 to take back the lead and win the tournament, 986-989.

Monterey Bay (1008) finished third, 22 shots behind the Wildcats. College of the Canyons (1024) was fourth, followed by Santa Barbara Community College (1025) in fifth.

Katie Leong (81-81-79-241) was the top finisher for the Wildcats, ending the tournament tied for second,  nine shots behind the winner Jessica McKay (72-80-80-232) of Grand Canyon. Molly Parsons (83-83-82-248) tied for seventh. Denise Canadas (77-87-87-251) ended the 54 holes tied for 14th, while Julia Hood (82-83-87-252) tied for 17th and Amanda Edgar (86-84-84-254) rounded out the Wildcat scoring, tying for 19th in the 90 player field.

The Wildcats wrap up their fall schedule with the Mauna Lani Intercollegiate in Hawaii, October 30-31. Chico State won the inaugural tournament last year, beating host Hawaii-Hilo in a sudden death play-off situation.

Canadas, Parsons each card a 78 as 'Cats finish second
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Denise Canadas and Molly Parsons each carded 78s as the Chico State women's golf team fired a 325 to cinch up second place in the 10-team Western Washington University Women's Golf Invitational Tuesday in Bellingham, Wash.

It was the first tournament of the year for the Wildcats, who are hoping to compete for a regional title this season after earning the first regional berth in the program's history last year.

Western Washington won the tournament by 18 strokes with a three-round total of 953. Chico State finished second with a total of 975, well out of the range of third-place Central Oklahoma (991) and the rest of the field.

Junior Julia Hood (78-78-81-237) led Chico State's individuals with a fourth-place finish, just two strokes out of second place in the 55-player field. Western Washington's Catherine Kim won individual medalist honors with a 229 (80-74-75). Marcie Hopson of Grand Canyon carded a 235 to finish second, while Central Oklahoma's Mari Suursalu finished third with a 236.

Canadas jumped three spot to finish in a tie for fifth place with her 78 Tuesday. Parsons, meanwhile, started the day in 30th and finished in 18th thanks to her 78.

The Wildcats' other two competitors, Katie Leong and Amanda Edgar, each struggled to an 88 Tuesday. Leong finished 25th overall, and Edgar finished in a tie for 36th.

Wildcats sit in second place after opening rounds in Washington
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The Chico State women’s golf team, which kicked off its 2006-07 season today, is in second place after the opening 36 holes of the Western Washington Invitational held at Bellingham Golf and Country Club. The Wildcats trail host WWU by 13 strokes going in to the final 18 holes on Tuesday.

The Vikings, who were tied with Central Oklahoma for first place after the morning round, shot 313 in the afternoon, the day’s best score by 11 shots, for a 36-hole total of 637. Chico State is second in the 10-team field at 650 (326-324), followed by Central Oklahoma 658 (324-334), Saint Martin’s 661 (327-334) and Hawaii Hilo 663 (329-334)

Chico State's Julia Hood shot two rounds of 78 for a total of 156, two shots off the lead and good for a tie for third place, individually.

Wildcat teammate Denise Canadas shot 160 (80-80), tying her for eighth. Katie Leong’s 165 (83-82) puts her in 17th place, while Molly Parsons at 170 (85-85) is 30th and Amanda Edgar (173) is tied for 32nd.

Western Washington's Catherine Kim and Grand Canyon's Marcie Hopson are the co-leaders at 154.

Golf Trip to Hawaii open to boosters
The Chico State golf teams will attend the Second Annual Mauna Lani Intercollegiate, October 29-31 to wrap up fall competition. In conjunction with this tournament is a booster trip available to Wildcat golf boosters.  The deadline to sign up is September 20. Contact Head Coach Keith Thomas 530-898-5708 for additional information.