49ers Women’s Golf Team Ranked 25 in the U.S.

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Golf Coach Joey Cerulle

Head Coach Joey Cerulle and the 49ers are ranked No. 25 in the latest Golfstat Top 25 rankings.

The Long Beach State women’s golf team prepares for its second tournament of the fall season ranked No. 25 in the country in the latest Golfstat national rankings. It’s the first time the 49ers have been ranked in the top 25 since the 2005-06 season when LBSU was ranked No. 21 and appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.

The 49ers are coming off from an eighth place finish at the 17-team Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic last week in Fort Collins, Colo., finishing ahead of such programs as Illinois, Texas Tech and UTEP.

Leading the way have been sophomore Simone Hoey (Rancho Cucamonga), senior Reina Rogers (Oxnard) and freshmanRochelle Chan (Torrance) as all three players finished in the top 30 at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic. Hoey leads the 49ers with an average score of 73.33.

The 49ers have also received strong performances from juniors Monica Villarreal (Yorba Linda) and Noelle Zavaleta(Lakewood).

” It’s a great way to get out of the gate,” 49er head coach Joey Cerulle said. ” It’s still very early and we’re definitely not going to let it go to our heads, but its got us on the right track on where our goals are for the year. Our goal is winning the Big West Championship and making the NCAA Tournament.”

The 49ers will be among 11 teams participating in this weekend’s Mary Fossum Invitational hosted by Michigan State. The two-day 54-hole tournament begins on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich., with 36 holes and concludes on Sunday with the remaining 18. Live action can be followed on the golfstat website.

Golfstat Top 25
(as of Sept. 22)
1.  Alabama
2.  LSU
3.  Southern California
4.  North Carolina
5.  Arizona
6.  Duke
7.  Oregon
8.  Georgia
9.  Ohio State
10.  UCLA
11.  California
12.  Vanderbilt
13.  Oklahoma
14.  Mississippi
15.  Colorado
16.  South Carolina
17.  UC Davis
18.  Tulane
19.  Virginia
20.  Purdue
21.  Louisville
22.  Florida
23.  Baylor
24.  Denver

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