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Aztec Stephanie Arcala Qualifies For U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links

Stephanie Arcala will play in the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship in late June.
Stephanie Arcala will play in the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship in late June.

June 3, 2009

SAN DIEGO - Although the 2008-09 school year finished up less than a month ago, the San Diego State women's golf team has already gotten back to work, participating in a number of national and international tournaments.

Rising junior Stephanie Arcala (Oceanside, Calif.) qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship by tying for third place with a 70 on June 1, at a qualifying event at the SCGA Golf Course in Murrieta, Calif. She was two strokes in back of medalist and former Cal standout Shannon Yocum and tied for third with Simone Hoey. Arcala was one of 15 golfers in all to advance to the championship out of the Murrieta qualifier.

The 33rd annual tournament will be held this season at the Red Tail Golf Club in Devens, Mass., June 22-27. The U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association.

Reigning Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year, Aztec Malin Enarsson (Gothenburg, Sweden) returned to Europe this summer and is slated to play in the prestigious Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship, June 9-13. The 106th annual event will take place at the Royal St. David's Golf Course at Harlech in North Wales and includes two days of stroke play, followed by three days of match play.

Incoming freshman Christine Wong (Richmond, B.C.), who signed a Letter of Intent with SDSU in December, has already won four tournament titles in 2009. Wong finished out her prep career at McMath Secondary School in British Columbia by finishing first at the high school golf provincials with rounds of 70 and 74. She also placed first at the Seattle Junior Open in late February, the Bellingham Junior Open in early April and the British Columbia Golf Association Zone Zapper Series 2 tournament in mid-May.