UC Davis looks to follow strong finish from East-West Match Classic
UC Davis places 16th in its third appearance at NCAA Div. I Golf Finals
UC Davis in its third NCAA Finals
UC Davis takes sixth at NCAA Central Regional; Chen shoots 3-under 69
Runas shoots 2-under 70 as Aggies move into tie for sixth place after second round
2011-12: ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM... Finished second on team with 74.4 avg, tying Demi Runas for most rounds at par or better with nine... Tied for second at Big West Championships while also posting top-10 placings at Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic (T-9th), Windy City Collegiate (T-9th), Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational (T-9th)...Had season-best round of 4-under 68 in first round of Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown... Had three rounds of 70, including second round of NCAA West Regional... Posted a T-14th finish among 126 golfers at regional tournament... Followed collegiate season by winning Oregon Amateur title for the second time in her career... Later advanced to match play at U.S. Women's Amateur.
2010-11:ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM... Tied Alice Kim for second on team with 74.9 average... One of four Aggies to play in all 13 events and 39 rounds... Had impressive T-11th at NCAA West Regional and T-15th at NCAA Championship... Helpedhighlight year by posting T-4th finish at Fresno State Lexus Classic with 6-over 222... Was also T-5th at The Topy Cup in Japan... Capped Pacific Coast Intercollegiate at The Ocean Course in Half Moon Bay with season-best 2-under 70... Open San Diego State's Battle at Rancho Bernardo with 1-over 71.
2009-10: ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM... BIG WEST FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR...Finished season with 75.2 stroke average, ranking fourth among Aggie regulars... With Alice Kim, is the only player to compete in all 30 rounds... Has seven top-20 tournament performances, including a team-best five in the top five... Named the Big West Golfer of the Month for March after highlighting her month with a T-2nd at the Fresno State Lexus Classic and a fifth-place at the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational... Tied for 1st at the Big West Championship, losing on third hole of a playoff to teammate Chelsea Stelzmiller... Highlighted her play at the Turtle Bay Collegiate Invitational with a 68, tied for second-lowest on the team... Shot a 3-under 69 during the middle round at Fresno State.
LAKE OSWEGO HS '09: Four-time Three Rivers League champion while helping Lake Oswego capture 2007 state championship... Selected to Oregon's All-State team after a second place finish at the 2008 Oregon State 6A Championships... Also claimed multiple district championships... Tied for the 2007 state championship.
PERSONAL: Born in Santa Monica, Calif... Majoring in communication... Parents are David Simanton and Julie Dodds... Won the 2009 and 2012 Oregon State Amateur... Earn spot in LPGA's Safeway Classic in 2011 after qualifying early in the week... Has professional golf aspirations... Her mother played golf at the University of Arizona... Advice to youngsters is to practice hard everyday, keep an open mind and get better everyday.