Oct 04, 2018
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CBU'S WANG NAMED WAC GOLFER OF THE MONTH
California Baptist's Erica Wang has been named Western Athletic Conference Women's Golfer of the Month for September.
Wang, a senior from Corona, Calif. (Santiago HS), posted a pair of top-15 finishes for the Lancers in their first two Division I tournaments. At the USA Intercollegiate in Mobile, Ala., she shot a 4-under-par 212 to tie for 2nd among 93 players and lead the Lancers to a first-place team finish in their first NCAA Division I competition. She followed that up with a 15th-place finish at the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate, shooting a 15-over-par 231 to help CBU tie for third as a team among 12 schools.
Other women's nominees: CSU Bakersfield's Macey Mills was fifth of 59 golfers with an 11-over-pay 227 at the UNO Invitational and also finished 16th at the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate … Chicago State's Felicia Davenport opened her season with an eighth-place finish at the Loyola Fall Invitational … NM State's Dominique Galloway tied for third at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic with a 2-under-pay 214 … Seattle U's Krystal Hu tied for 32nd at the Coeur d'Alene Collegiate Invitational … UT Rio Grande Valley's Tilda Green posted a top-20 finish at the Hobble Creek Classic, finishing in a tie for 18th, and also picked up a win in a match play event against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi … Utah Valley's Carly Dehlin Hirsch used a fourth-place finish at the Hobble Creek Fall Classic to lead the Wolverines to a second-place team finish in their home tournament.
ON THE COURSE
It will be a busy month of October to wrap up the fall portion of the 2018-19 schedule. Among the nine tournaments WAC schools will compete in, NM State hosts the Aggie Invitational on Oct. 8-10 and will be joined by California Baptist, Grand Canyon, UT Rio Grande Valley and Utah Valley. Grand Canyon and Utah Valley travel to Seattle U's Pat Lesser-Harbottle Invitational on Oct. 15-16. Grand Canyon, NM State and UT Rio Grande Valley will wrap up the schedule in paradise at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Kapolei, Hawai'i.
WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER
California Baptist took to the course for their first NCAA Division I tournament on Sept. 15 at the USA Intercollegiate in Mobile, Ala. and the Lancers made quite the entrance, earning the team title with a 4-under-par 860. Grand Canyon's Courtney Vogel earned the WAC's first individual title of the season, winning the Rose City Collegiate with a 2-under-par 211.
WELCOME TO THE WAC
California Baptist is the newest member of the Western Athletic Conference as the Lancers begin the four-year transition to NCAA Division I. While CBU will not be eligible to compete for the team title until the 2023 WAC Championship, the Lancers will be able to compete as individuals at the WAC Championship. In 2018, California Baptist placed second at the NCAA Division II Championship.
The 2018 WAC Women's Golf Championship heads to the Pacific Northwest and Oakbrook Golf Club in Lakewood, Wash. Built in 1966, Oakbrook Golf Club features hundreds of oak trees and immaculate turf conditions. In 2012, Oakbrook opened its doors to the public after 56 years of private operations. Ryan Moore, PGA Tour professional and Tacoma native, brings his knowledge of championship golf to Oakbrook Golf Club through Ryan Moore Golf ownership, to continually improve the golf course and elevate the overall guest experience.