Women's Golf Opens Play At NCAA West Regional Thursday

This Week:
May 7-9 NCAA West Regional Karsten Golf Course Tempe, Ariz.

SPARTANS TO MAKE 16TH APPEARANCE AT NCAA REGIONAL: For the 16th time in school history, the San Jose State women’s golf team competes at the NCAA West Regional at the Karsten Golf Course on the Arizona State campus. The Pete Dye, par 72 course will play at 6,286 yards over the three days of competition.

San Jose State received an invitation to the regional after winning the Western Athletic Conference Championship in late April. The Spartans are the sixth-seed at the regional and one of 21 teams playing for the right to advance to the NCAA Championships, May 19-22, in Owings Mills, Md. The top eight teams and top two individuals, not on an advancing team, advance to the championships.

Teams competing at the regional this week include Arizona State, USC, LSU, Pepperdine, Arkansas, San Jose State, Arizona, California, UC Irvine, San Francisco, UNLV, TCU, Texas A&M, Oregon, Long Beach State, Colorado, Texas, Baylor, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Northern Arizona and Oral Roberts.

LIVE SCORING: Live scoring for all three rounds of the NCAA West Regional are available online at www.golfstat.com and www.ncaa.com. The Spartan website, www.sjsuspartans.com, also has a link to the live scoring. Go to the “Live” section of the site and select “Live Stats.”

TEE TIMES: Tee times for the first two days of the NCAA West Regional are determined by seeding. With the sixth-seed, San Jose State will tee-off at 8:00 a.m. on the 10th tee Thursday with Pepperdine and Arkansas. The same three teams will tee-off at 12:20 p.m. Friday from the 1st tee. Saturday’s tee times are determined by the two-round results. Tee times for the teams begin at 7:10 a.m. Saturday.

SPARTAN LINEUP: San Jose State will travel the same lineup that won the WAC Championship - Erica Moston, Cristina Corpus, Katrina Delen-Briones, Madeleine Ziegert and Shraddhanjali Singh.

Head coach John Dormann is in his fourth year at the helm of the women’s program nd the 11th season affiliated with the San Jose State golf programs. Dormann was the assistant for both the men’s and women’s teams from October 1998 through 2005. He was named the women’s head coach in April 2005. Dormann was named the 2009 WAC Coach of the Year and received the honor in 2006.

San Jose State Hall of Fame member Dana Dormann serves as an assistant coach for the program. A three-time All-American for the Spartans, Dormann competed in 250 LPGA Tour events.

The Spartans rank in the top-20 in three polls this week. The team in 17th in the Golfweek poll, 18th in the Golfstat rankings and 19th in the Golf World/NGCA Coaches’ Poll.

FIVE IN A ROW: Entering the regionals, San Jose State has won five consecutive tournaments, including every contest this spring. The Spartans started the streak with a win at the Lamkin Grip/Cal Poly Invitational to finish the fall schedule. San Jose State started the spring schedule with a win at the Aztec Invitational. After rained cancelled the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational at the beginning of March, the Spartans had to wait until the end of March and beginning of April to claim two more team titles - MountainView Collegiate and the Ryder Canes & Cardinal Classic. San Jose State wrapped up the regular season by winning the WAC Championship in Reno by 19 shots.

WAC CHAMPIONS: For the third time in school history, San Jose State won the WAC Championship, leading from first tee to the last putt. The Spartans shot an 870 for three rounds and won the championship by 19 shots over second-place Idaho.

Four Spartans received All-WAC honors for their performances this season. Erica Moston, Cristina Corpus and Katrina Delen-Briones were first team honorees, while Madeleine Ziegert was a second team selection.

BEST ROUND OF SEASON: Listed below are the best single-round scores for San Jose State and the five players this weekend.

Team - 284 - MountainView Collegiate - 1st round
Erica Moston - 68 - MountainView Collegiate - 2nd round
Cristina Corpus - 69 - MountainView Collegiate - 1st round
Katrina Delen-Briones - 67 - WAC Championships - 1st rd.
Madeleine Ziegert - 73 - Three rounds
Shraddhanjali Singh - 68 - Kent Youel Invitational - 1st rd.

MOSTON COLLECTING HARDWARE: Erica Moston has made her senior year one to remember in her Spartan career. She has won three individual tournament titles - MountainView Collegiate, Ryder Canes & Cardinal Classic and WAC Championship. Moston was also named the WAC Golfer of the Year for the second consecutive season. She was named the WAC Golfer of the Month for September and the WAC Golfer of the Week three times. Moston was named the WAC Player of the Year for the second consecutive season and a first team All-WAC selection for the third time.

Erica Moston received two Player of the Week accolades from two national golf publications. After winning her first tournament of the season and shooting a seven-under, Moston was named the Golf World Collegiate Women’s Player of the Week, the WAC Women’s Golf Player of the Week and the Golfweek Women’s Player of the Week.

Moston won the MountainView Collegiate by two shots with a 209. She led the tournament with 14 birdies and helped San Jose State capture its third consecutive tournament title, this one by nine strokes over UNLV. Moston shot a 72 in the first round followed by a 68 and finished with a 69.

SPARTAN NOTES: Erica Moston leads the Spartans in stroke average at 71.40 and is on pace to set the school record for best average in a season. Janice Moodie set the record with a 73.10 stroke average during the 1996-97 season. Moston has a career stroke average of 74.75 which currently ranks her third behind former Spartans and current LPGA players Janice Moodie (73.41) and Tracy Hanson (74.68).

In 20 of her 25 rounds this season, Moston has shot par or better including 15 rounds under par. She has six rounds posted in the 60s, the most in one season during her Spartan career. Moston has placed first, second or third in sixth of her nine tournaments played.

Cristina Corpus is second on the team with a 74.12 stroke average. A first team All-WAC selection, she finished tied for fifth at the conference championships. Her best finish came at the Lamkin Grip/Cal Poly Invitational where she finished second with a two-round total of 146. Corpus has finished in the top-10 in four of the nine tournaments this year.

Corpus has shot 10 rounds of par or better this year including seven rounds under par. She shot her first collegiate round in the 60s at the MountainView Collegiate where she had a 69 in the first round and finished the tournament in 13th place.

Katrina Delen-Briones is third in stroke average for San Jose State at 74.28. She was a first team All-WAC selection after finishing tied for fifth at the WAC Championships. Delen-Briones set a championships record for the lowest score in a single round and the first round with a 67 in her best round as a Spartan. Her best finish of the season came at the Ryder Canes & Cardinal Classic where she was third at 221.

Delen-Briones has recorded six rounds of par or better this season including five rounds under par. Her best round was the 67 she shot at the WAC Championships.

Madeleine Ziegert has a 75.58 stroke average and has been a consistent performer for San Jose State. She was a second team All-WAC honoree. Ziegert recorded a 73 in three rounds this season - rounds 1 and 2 at Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic and round 1 at the WAC Championships. Her best finish of the season came at the WAC Championships where she finished ninth with a 225.

Shraddhanjali Singh has a 76.30 stroke average this season. Her best finish of the year came at the WAC Championships where she was 13th at 226.

This season, Singh has recorded six rounds of par or better. She shot a 68 at the Kent Youel Invitational and added a 71 at the WAC Championships. In four other rounds, Singh recorded a 72.