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Sonoma State University Sonoma State Seawolves
Women's Golf Program
1801 E. Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, California 94928-3613
Organizations: NCAA Div II
Conferences: California Collegiate (CCAA)

Golf Scholarships: Yes Yes
Academic and Financial Need Scholarships:Yes Yes


Demographics Information
City/Town Pop. Type Founded Enrollment Gender Mix
100K - 250K Public 1960 8,500 38% M - 62% F

Tuition, Room, and Board
Area Resident State Resident Non-resident R & B
$ 7,798 $ 19,678 $ 13,960
Sonoma State Seawolves 2017 - 2018 Tournaments
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  Tournament Name Start Date Tournament Type Course Location Finish Place
1 Cal Bays Golf Tournament 09/25/2017 season Corral De Tierra G.C. Salinas, CA 3
2 Dixie State Invitational 10/02/2017 season Sand Hallow G.C. Hurrican, UT 3
3 CSUSM Fall Classic 10/29/2017 season Twin Oaks G.C. San Marcos CA 2
4 PLNU Reach 2018 02/05/2018 season Riverwalk GC San Diego CA 3
5 Mikuni Sushi Shootout 02/12/2018 season Catta Verdera CC Lincoln CA 3
6 Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout 03/05/2018 season Hiddenbrooke GC Vallejo CA 5
7 Otter Invitational 03/19/2018 season Poppy Hills GC Pebble Beach CA 12
8 Sonoma State Spring Invite 04/02/2018 season Foxtail G.C. Rohnert Pk CA 1
9 CCAA Women’s Golf Championship 04/16/2018 conf Sonoma G.C. CA 2
10 NCAA D2 Women’s Super Region 4 05/07/2018 reg Hillcrest G.C. Durango, CO 12
Sonoma State Seawolves 2018 - 2019 Tournaments. (Note: Events & scores added as played)
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  Tournament Name Start Date Tournament Type Course Location Finish Place
1 WNMU Fall Intercollegiate 09/24/2018 season Golf Club of Estrella Goodyear, AZ 4
2 Western Washington Invite 10/08/2018 season Bellingham Golf and C.C. Bellingham WA 1
3 Sonoma State Fall Invitational 10/21/2018 season Foxtail North Rohnert Park CA 1
4 CSUSM Fall Classic 10/29/2018 season Woods Valley G.C. Valley CenterCA 3
5 PLNU Sea Lion Invitational 02/04/2019 season Rancho Bernardo Inn C.C. San Diego CA 4
6 Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout 03/04/2019 season Corica Park (South) Union City CA 3
7 CSUSM Fujikura Invitational 03/11/2019 season Shadowridge G.C. Vista CA 10
8 Mustang Intercollegiate 04/05/2019 season Palm Valley G.C. Goodyear, AZ 8
9 Sonoma State Spring Invite 04/08/2019 season Foxtail G.C. Rohnert Park CA 2
10 CCAA Women’s Golf Championship 04/15/2019 conf Morgan Run G.C. Delmar CA 3
11 NCAA D2 Women’s West Regional 05/06/2019 reg Amarillo C.C. Amarillo TX 8
Head Coach: Val Verhunce
Office Phone: 707-664-2971
Fax: 707-664-4104
Email: val.verhunce@sonoma.edu

Coach Val Verhunce (since 2007) is also head coach for the Sonoma State men's team.  Verhunce played his college golf at Texas Wesleyan University and the University of South Florida. He has Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Verhunce is owner and director of instruction for the game improvement center at Adobe Creek Country Club.

2017-18 was the first year that women's golf was a conference sponsored sport for California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

Sonoma State University improved its team score each round (317-306-300) and placed eighth in the 12-team 2019 NCAA D-II West Regional at Amarillo Country Club in Amarillo, Tex.  Dallas Baptist closed with 290-293 to win by four strokes over runner-up West Texas A&M and eight over third-place California State-San Marcos. Oklahoma Chistian was a shot back in fourth and grabbed the last spot to advance to the D-II Championship. Academy of Art U was fifth, missing out by four strokes. The 66-player field recorded a 77.7-stroke scoring average on the 6,436-yard, par-71 course. Conditions were windy, and a second-round lightning delay stopped play until the next day.

Megan Daleo (79-75-68=222) in 11th and Cristina Picariello (75-79-74=228) in 21st were the low scorers for the Seawolves.

Sonoma State posted consistent team scores 307-309-304 and finished third at the 2019 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championship at Morgan Run Club and Resort in Delmar, Calif. Cal State-San Marcos fired an even-par closing 284 to increase the winning margin to 21 strokes over runner-up Cal State-Monterey Bay, Sonoma State was well back in third, Chico State placed fourth and Cal State-East Bay fifth. The scoring average was 78.0 on the par-71, 5,902-yard course in sunny, breezy conditions.

Megan Deleo (74-75-74=223) and Jasmine Monas (76-75-76=227) carded top-10 totals for the Seawolves.

Sonoma State placed 12th in the 12-team 2018 NCAA D-II West Regional. The Seawolves took second in the first-ever (2018) CCAA women's Championship.

Sonoma State tied for 10th at the 12-team 2017 NCAA D-II West Regional.

Sonoma State finished sixth, six shots out of third in the 12-team 2016 NCAA D-II West Regional.

Sonoma State finished 12th at the 2015 NCAA D-II Championship.

The Seawolves placed third in the nine-team 2015 NCAA D-II West Regional to advance to the D-II Championship.

Sonoma State placed fifth at the nine-team 2013 NCAA D-II West Regional at Tiara Rado Golf Club in Grand Junction, CO.

The Seawolves finished ninth at the 2011 and 2012 NCAA D-II West Regionals.  

Sonoma State finished fifth nationally in 2010 at their first-ever trip to the NCAA D-II Championship.  It was SSU's third year of competition since adding women's golf.

Facilities:
Team Home Course: Adobe Creek Country Club
Other Area Courses: Rooster Run, Sonoma National, Foxtail, Stone Tree, Fountaingrove, Windsor, Santa Rosa Golf & CC, Bodega Harbour, Oakmont GC
Recent Freshman Class Profile:
Average SAT (EBRW + Math) 1070
SAT 25-75 Percentile 980 - 1170
Average ACT 22.0
ACT 25-75 Percentile 19.0 - 24.0
Application Deadline 11/30
Acceptance Rate 93%
(The 25-75 Percentile indicates the middle 50%)
Avaliable Major Fields of Study
Accounting, African/Asian and International Studies, Art, Business and Management, Communications, Cooperative Education Program, Criminal Justice, Dance, Drama, Economics, Education, Foreign Languages, Liberal Arts, Medical Technology, Music, Nursing, Physical Education, Pre-Dental, Pre-Medicine, Psychology, Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.), Sciences (Computer Science), Sciences (Engineering), Sciences (Environmental Sciences), Sciences (Mathematics), Social Sciences
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