SDSU Women's Golf Completes Fall Action In Las Vegas Beginning Monday

Nov. 2, 2004

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SDSU Completes Fall Action In Las Vegas
The San Diego State women's golf team completes its four-tournament fall schedule, Nov. 1-3. The Aztecs travel to Nevada for the three-day, 3rd Annual Las Vegas Founders Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,194-yard Anthem Country Club in Henderson, Nev.

Mountain West Conference foe UNLV plays host to the 17-team event, which also includes five schools in the top 28 nationally, according to the latest Golfweek rankings. Third-ranked Washington, No. 10 Missouri and No. 18 Stanford will be among the favorites.

Monday and Tuesday's rounds begin at 8 a.m. (PST) and Wednesday's final round will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas
SDSU finishes its fall campaign at the Las Vegas Founders Intercollegiate for the third straight season.

A year ago, the then 35th-ranked Aztecs placed ninth with a 913 (+49), including an 11-over 299 in the third and final round. Heather MacRae's (Dunblane, Scotland) individual performance highlighted the tournament as she finished sixth overall at three-over 219, after posting a 73 in the third round.

No. 4 New Mexico won the tournament by 18 strokes at 869 in a tournament field where all 16 schools ranked in Golfweek's Top 100 and eight were listed in the top 50.

In 2002, the Aztecs shot a 956 (+92) to claim 12th place. Then redshirt freshman Toni Lutz (Anaheim, Calif.) tied for 76th individually at 258.

Fab Five: Aztec Line-Up For This Week
Freshman Anna Booth (Coffs Harbour, Australia) and seniors Megan Mulhaupt (Trabuco Canyon, Calif.) and Veronica Ojeda (San Diego, Calif.) are among the starting five for the fourth straight tournament. Sophomore Jamie Oliver (Los Alamitos, Calif.) will be part of the five for the second consecutive week and the third time overall this season.

SDSU head coach Felicia Brown will make one change in the team's starting five with freshman Jackie Kazarian (Dana Point, Calif.), replacing senior Toni Lutz.

SDSU Places Ninth At Lone Home Tournament
After having no rain in the San Diego area since April, the elements came into play at the 2004 Lady Aztec Invitational, canceling the third and final round Tuesday at the par-72, 6,262-yard (The) Auld Course in Chula Vista.

Baylor came away with the team title, winning by 11 strokes with a 590 (+14), while reigning champion San Diego State dropped from sixth to ninth after the second round to finish with a 614 (+38). Fresno State's Laura Luethke, ranked 39th nationally, was the top individual with a two-round score of 140 (-4).

For the Aztecs, freshman Anna Booth and senior Veronica Ojeda were the top individuals with matching scores of 150 (+6) to tie for 14th overall. Booth carded a SDSU low round of 74 the first day, followed by a 76, while Ojeda continued her consistent play with two, three-over rounds of 75.

Sophomore Jamie Oliver tied for 37th with a 156 (+12), followed by seniors Megan Mulhaupt and Toni Lutz, who came in tied for 45th (158) and 56th place (160), respectively. SDSU individual senior Cameron MacFarland (Issaquah, Wash.) matched Lutz's score to also come in 56th. Freshman Jackie Kazarian, meanwhile, was disqualified in the second round after illegally playing out of a environmentally protected area on the course.

The Aztecs were just one stroke in back of eighth place Boise State and easily posted their best performance through 36 holes by 12 strokes this season.

The Young And The Old
This year's SDSU roster is at both extremes when it comes to class levels. The Aztecs have five seniors, no juniors, one sophomore and five freshman. Jamie Oliver is the squad's only sophomore, while senior Veronica Ojeda did not play in any tournaments a year ago after transferring from Cal Poly.

New For Spring
With SDSU rounding out its fall schedule this week, the Aztecs won't be back in action until March 15-16, when they make their annual trip to Hawaii.

The team will then stay closer to home, Mar. 21-22, at the University of Oregon tournament in Grand Junction, Ore., followed by a trip to St. George, Utah (April 3-5).

The Mountain West Conference championships are slated for April 21-23 in Sunriver, Ore., which is also the site of this season's NCAA championships (May 17-20). The NCAA West Regionals take place in Las Cruces, N.M., May 5-7.

Recapping 2003-04
- SDSU made the program's first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2001 and its third trip overall.

- SDSU ended the year ranked No. 40 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings after placing fourth at the MWC championships.

- SDSU earned their first win in three years during the fall when they set a school record by shooting 878 to win the Lady Aztec Invitational. SDSU has also recorded two runner-up finishes and was in the top four in four of its last five outings.

Head Coach Felicia Brown
Head coach Felicia Brown is in her third season at the helm of the SDSU golf program after serving as an assistant in 2001-02. A native San Diegan, Brown prepped locally at San Marcos High School before playing collegiately at Arizona.

She is assisted by Doug Barba for the second year in a row.

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