Nov 01, 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 October.
Wang, a senior from Corona, Calif. (Santiago HS), won honors for the second straight month after posting a 70.7 stroke average in the month of October. Earlier in the month, she tied for medalist honors at the NM State Aggie Invitational, shooting a 1-under-par 215 to help the Lancers earn a second-place team finish. At the UC Irvine Invitatioanl, she set a new CBU record for low 54-hole total with a 7-under-par 209 as she tied for second. Her second-round 5-under-par 67 at the UC Irvine Invitational and her third-round 4-under-par 68 at the NM State Aggie Invitational are the top two rounds in the WAC this season.
Other women's nominees: CSU Bakersfield's Macey Mills took third at the Chi-Town Classic with a 9-over-par 153 … Grand Canyon's Courtney Vogel picked up her first-ever collegiate victory at the Rose City Collegiate, shooting a 5-under par 211 … Kansas City's Theresa de Bochdanovits average 74.0 strokes per round for the Roos in the month of October … NM State's Dominique Galloway tied for the lead at the NM State Aggie Invitational and finished 12th at the rain-shortened Rainbow Wahine Invitational … Seattle U's Krystal Hu earned a third-place finish at the Rose City Collegiate with a 2-over-par 218 … UT Rio Grande Valley's Michelle Moroles recorded a career-low 69 in the second round of the Bearkat Invitational, the second-lowest round in program history … Utah Valley's Carly Dehlin Hirsch had a pair of top-15 finishes in October, averaging 75.4 strokes per round for the month.
TAKING A BREAK
The fall schedule is complete with WAC golfers having to wait until late January to tee it up in competition again. The first scheduled tournament of 2019 in the WAC is California Baptist taking on Cal State Fullerton in a Ryder Cup style event on Jan. 26 in Mira Loma, Calif.
BY THE NUMBERS
WAC-newcomer California Baptist sits atop the team leaders in stroke average at 294.6 through 12 rounds played. NM State is second at 298.5 followed by defending champion Grand Canyon in third at 300.2. Individually, CBU's Erica Wang is the top individual with a stroke average of 72.3. NM State's Dominique Galloway is second a 72.6 while Grand Canyon's Courtney Vogel sits third at 73.4. CBU's Yifei Wang is fourth (74.08) while NM State's Pun Chanachai is fifth (74.1).
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.