Chen Repeats as Big West Golfer of the Month

Betty Chen
 
Betty Chen
 

Feb. 27, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. - UC Davis sophomore Betty Chen started the spring portion of her 2013-14 season the same way she ended the fall, by being named the Big West Conference Women's Golfer of the Month it was announced on Thursday afternoon.

Chen, who had a pair of top-10 finishes in the Aggies' two tournaments in February, averaged 72.2 strokes over her five rounds. She opened her play during the month at Stanford's Peg Barnard Invitational where she finished in a tie for eighth place while helping UC Davis place second.

She followed that performance by tying for fourth at the UC Irvine Invitational where Chen was the highest-placing Big West golfer among the five league teams that competed in the tournament. She highlighted her week by firing a 3-under 69 in Tuesday's final round, finishing at par for the 54-hole event.

Chen won medalist honors at the Hoosier Fall Invitational at Indiana in October, leading to her first Big West Golfer of the Month honor.

UC Davis will return to the course for the Juli Inkster Invitational at San Jose State beginning on Monday.