Women's Golf Signs Four Players For 2010-11 Season

San Jose-Four women's golfers - Regina De Guzman of Quezon, Philippines; Tiffany Nichols of Castro Valley, Calif.; Rachelle Reali of Livermore, Calif.; and Dorothy Schwartz of San Jose, Calif., have signed National Letters-of-Intent to compete for the San Jose State women's golf team beginning with 2010-11 season, announced Spartan head coach John Dormann.

DeGuzman is one of the top junior golfers in the Philippines. She won the 2008 Thailand Ladies Open and the 2008 and 2009 Luzvimin WGAP. De Guzman recorded the best Class A finish at the 2008 Callaway Junior World, finishing eighth and receiving an exemption to the 2009 championship. Over the next few months, she will be representing the Philippines at the Greg Norman Masters in Australia. De Guzman won the Faldo Series Philippines Championship in October by four shots and will compete at the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in China this upcoming March.

Nichols competes at Castro Valley High School. She was the 2008 girls overall champion for the front and back percentage at the Alameda Golf Club Tournament and tied for sixth at the NCGA Junior Tour Fall Series. Nichols is a three-time Hayward Area Athletic League Most Valuable Player and is a three-time Female Golf Scholar Athlete.

Reali plays for Granada High School in Livermore. Her team finished third at the 2009 CIF State Championships at Poppy Hills, the first time the team advanced to the championships. Reali finished second at the East Bay Athletic League championships and earned first team All-EBAL honors. Her team finished second at the conference championships. Reali also won the Spring Valley JGANC Tournament as she shot a 72.

Schwartz tied for 10th at the 2009 NCGA Junior Championships and finished second at the 2008 San Francisco City Golf Championships. She qualified for the Junior Worlds in 2009 and the 2008 USGA Junior Girls where she advanced to the round of 32 and match play. At the 2009 California Junior Girls State Championship, Schwartz advanced to the round of 16.

"I am very excited about this class," said Dormann. "All four bring a variety of golf experiences and life experiences to our team. With the addition of these four players, I think we may have the most competitive team since I took over the program. Dana and I are very familiar with their golf games and the type of people they are. Not only are they good golfers, all four are excellent students in the classroom."

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