OCTOBER 19, 2005

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RCC women's golf team wins Division I tournament

Members of Redlands Community College's women's golf team began their 2005-06 season in a big way recently when they won the University of North Texas Women's Golf Classic at Robson Ranch Golf Club in Denton, Tex. In addition to winning the team title, three members of RCC’s team placed in the top 15 individual places.

The tournament field included NCAA Division I teams UNT, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, the University of Northern Iowa, Texas State University, Oral Roberts University, McNeese State University, Texas-Pan American, University of Louisiana – Monroe, as well as McClennan Community College.

Randy Keck, RCC head women’s golf coach, is happy with his team’s performance during their first tournament of the year.

“Overall, we played fairly well during the North Texas tournament. Several of our less experienced players stepped up and really helped our team, which is very encouraging for me as we enter the heart of our season,” Keck said. “While I’m sure that it’s happened previously, this is the first time that I know a community college has won a Division I tournament. I’m very proud of our players.”

Camila Sola, RCC sophomore, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, finished with a score of 220 for the 54-hole tournament and a second place individual finish. Grace Jeong, RCC freshman, Lawrence, Kan., finished at 232 to tie for 11th place. Natalie Dotson, RCC sophomore, Cushing., tied for 12th place with a score of 233. Yuri Shin, freshman from Nagoya, Japan, shot 239, Jaryn Rainey, sophomore from Turner, shot 243, and Ashley Brassfield, from Midland, Tex., shot 254.

Keck was very pleased with the individual performances.

“I’m very, very proud of our players. Natalie (Dotson) is our transfer student from Seminole State and she played as our number four player. She had an outstanding performance!” Keck said. “Camila (Sola) played a very sound game and made very few mistakes. Grace (Jeong) struggled during the first round and really came back during the last two rounds. She was feeling under the weather and still managed to play well.”

For more information regarding RCC’s Women’s Golf Team, contact Keck at 405.262.2552, ext. 2563.