De Guzman T3rd; Team T12th At NCAA West Regional

Stanford, Calif.—Regan De Guzman continued her solid play for the Spartans this season as she shot a two-under 69 Thursday afternoon in the first round the NCAA Women’s Golf West Regional at the Stanford Golf Course.  San Jose State is tied for 12th at 301 with LSU, Stanford and Ohio State.

De Guzman, who ended the day tied for third, is one of seven players in the field who shot under par in the first round on the par-71 course.  She has shot in the 60s in her last two rounds played on the Stanford Golf Course (69 today, 68 on Feb. 17, Peg Barnard Invitational).  De Guzman is two shots behind Annie Park of Southern California (67) and one shot behind Emilie Burger from Georgia (68).

Starting her round on #1, De Guzman made six consecutive pars before birdies on #7, #8 and #9, found her at 3-under (32) after nine holes.  She made a 15-foot putt on #7, hit her 4-iron to within five feet on #8 for her birdie chance and drained a downhill, 20-foot putt on #9 for her birdie.  De Guzman was just one of eight players (out of 126 total) to make a birdie on the par-3, 170-yard #8 and just one of 11 to make a birdie on the par-4, 360-yard #9.

The last nine holes saw De Guzman make bogeys on #10 and #12, but she was never over par on her round.  Her final birdie came on the par-5, 500-yard #16, one of just 20 made in the round.

“Making pars on her first six holes I think helped Regan ease into her round, the same way a lot of good golfers start,” said Spartan head coach John Dormann.  “After her three consecutive birdies, she got a little wobbly in the middle of her round and lost some confidence in her short irons.  She made a 12-foot putt to save par on #18 and was putting good all day to go along with her excellent drives. If Regan can get better with her short irons, she should continue this good play all weekend.”

Rachelle Reali shot a 76 on her round that included three birdies and is tied for 63rd.  Megan Osland finished her round of 77 strong with birdies on #14 and #15 and three consecutive pars to tie for 69th.  Jennifer Brumbaugh made seven consecutive pars on the front nine and finished at 79 to tie for 89th.  After a rough start over her first nine holes, Kathleen Rojas was just one-over for her final nine holes of the round to record an 80, tying for 96th.

“We are right there with a bunch of really good teams and just need to go out on Friday and take it one shot at a time,” said Dormann.

San Jose State begins round two Friday morning at 8:25 a.m.  The team will start the round on hole #10, with players teeing off at 11-minute intervals.  Admission to the regional is free to the public.  Live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com with a link provided on www.sjsuspartans.com under “Live Stats.”

NCAA West Regional

Stanford Golf Course

Par 71, 6,267 yards

Results After Round One

Team Standings

 1.  Vanderbilt 289
 2.  Southern California 290 
 3.  Purdue  291 
 4.  Oregon  292
 5.  Baylor  295 
 6.  Georgia  296
 6.  South Carolina  296 
 8.  California  297 
 9.  Denver  299 
10.  Texas A&M  300
10.  Arizona  300 
12.  LSU  301 
12.  San Jose State  301 
12.  Stanford  301 
12.  Ohio State  301 
16.  Kent State 302
17.  Pepperdine  303 
18.  Miami  307 
18.  Northern Arizona  307
20.  Harvard  309 
20.  North Dakota State  309 
22.  UNLV  310 
22.  Florida State  310 
24.  Long Island  322 

Individual Standings

1.  Annie Park, Southern Calfornia 67 
2.  Emilie Burger, Georgia  68 
3.  Regan De Guzman, San Jose State  69 
3.  Cassy Isagawa, Oregon  69 

San Jose State Results

 3.  Regan De Guzman  69 
63.  Rachelle Reali  76 
69.  Megan Osland  77 
89.  Jennifer Brumbaugh  79 
96.  Kathleen Rojas  80