Jennifer Brumbaugh (Scotts Valley), freshman Megan Osland (Kelowna, B.C.), senior Madeleine Ziegert (Halmstad, Sweden), sophomore Rachelle Reali (Livermore) and freshman Kathleen Rojas (Turlock).
By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director
The San Jose State women’s golf team scored its fourth consecutive Western Athletic Conference championship April 25 after shooting a 295 in the final round at the Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz., and winning the title by 13 shots. For the third time, John Dormann was honored by the WAC as Coach of the Year. “What made me the happiest was we took control of this tournament from day one and never let go,” said Dormann. “From where this team was at the beginning of the year to where they are now is a testament to them. This feeling, this winning feeling, is something I can never get enough of.” The Spartans 877 total was their best tournament score of the year. Jennifer Brumbaugh shot the low round of the day for the Spartans with a three-under 69, to finish third at one-under 215. A first-team All-WAC honoree, she led the tournament with 14 birdes including five in the final round. With the conference championship, the Spartans earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals May 10-12, at a site that will be announced April 30.
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Pizarro: San Jose woman celebrating 100th birthday with a round of golf
Originally published by the San Jose Mercury News Oct. 26, 2011.
By Sal Pizarro
There should be quite a celebration at the San Jose Country Club on Thursday for Ida Pieracci’s 100th birthday.
She’s been a member of the club since 1964, so it’s only fitting that the festivities will begin with a morning golf tournament, followed by lunch and a party.
Pieracci, who grew up on a farm in the Berryessa area, started playing golf in the 1950s at the Hillview course that was razed to make room for Reid-Hillview Airport. Pieracci has notched 11 holes-in-one since she started playing and still gets in 18 holes twice a week. I’ve heard that until a few years ago, she still walked the course and carried her own clubs.
Donations are being raised at the birthday party that will be given to the San Jose State women’s golf program in Pieracci’s name.