Women's Golf

2021 Women's Golf Year-in-Review
2021 Women's Golf Year-in-Review

June 08, 2021

The South Mountain Community College women's golf team had two student-athletes qualify for the 2021 NJCAA Championships and displayed consistent improvement throughout the 2021 campaign, setting the stage for excellence in the upcoming years. Led by second-year head coach Chelsea Carroll, sophomore Miriam Verdugo and freshman Jenna Lee earned All-ACCAC honors and competed in the National Championships in Florida. Additionally, freshmen Emma Fisher and Gracie Henderson and sophomore Victoria Negrete represented SMCC admirably on the links.

Cougars Accomplish Numerous Goals at NJCAA National Championships
Cougars Accomplish Numerous Goals at NJCAA National Championships

May 14, 2021

Sophomore Miriam Verdugo and freshman Jenna Lee performed well at the 2021 NJCAA National Championships at Plantation Bay Beach and Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla., on May 10-12. Verdugo finished at 103-over, 319 while Lee posted a 108-over, 324 in three rounds at the tournament, accomplished a host of goals and generated momentum for the Cougars for the future.

SMCC Women's Golf Opens Play at NJCAA National Championships
SMCC Women's Golf Opens Play at NJCAA National Championships

May 10, 2021

Sophomore Miriam Verdugo and freshman Jenna Lee open play at the 2021 NJCAA National Championship at Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla., on Monday, May 10. The tandem will play four rounds at the event, and they and SMCC head coach Chelsea Carroll are excited to learn and work under the pressures of championship golf.

Verdugo, Lee Qualify for NJCAA Nationals after Receiving All-Conference Recognition
Verdugo, Lee Qualify for NJCAA Nationals after Receiving All-Conference Recognition

April 28, 2021

South Mountain Community College women's golf sophomore Miriam Verdugo and freshman Jenna Lee earned Second Team All-ACCAC honors for their play in the spring 2021 season. The pair will compete at the 2021 NJCAA Women's Championships May 10-13 at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla. The two led the Cougars at the Paradise Valley Invitational at Wildfire Golf Club April 26-27, with Verdugo finishing 10th and Lee tying for 12th. 

Second-Round Improvement Highlights Cougars' Play at Coyote Lady Classic
Second-Round Improvement Highlights Cougars' Play at Coyote Lady Classic

April 19, 2021

The South Mountain Community College women's golf team posted a 46-shot improvement in its second round of the Coyote Lady Classic April 17-18 at Las Colinas Golf Course. Sophomore Miriam Verdugo finished a team-best 11th, and Emma Fisher (15 strokes) and Jenna Lee (five strokes) moved up the leaderboard after shaving multiple strokes off their first-round score. As a team, the Cougars posted a season-best 377 in the second round and finished third at 232-over, 800. 

Verdugo Leads SMCC with Eighth-Place Finish at Estrella Mountain Women's Invitational
Verdugo Leads SMCC with Eighth-Place Finish at Estrella Mountain Women's Invitational

April 05, 2021

Sophomore Miriam Verdugo finished eighth at the Estrella Mountain Women's Invitational to lead the South Mountain Community College women's golf program to a third-place finish. Freshman Emma Fisher gave the Cougars top Top-10 finishers after she carded rounds of 97 and 98 to place 10th on Apr. 2-3 at Sundance Golf Course in Avondale, Ariz.

Cougars Finish Third at Pima CC Women's Invitational
Cougars Finish Third at Pima CC Women's Invitational

April 01, 2021

The South Mountain Community College women's golf team finished third at the Pima CC Women's Invitational at Randolph North Golf Course in Tucson on Mar. 29-30. Sophomore Miriam Verdugo led the Cougars at the event, placing 12th with a 52-over, 198, and freshman Emma Fisher and Jenna Lee posted significant improvements in the second round of the event.

Miriam Verdugo Leads SMCC Women's Golf at ACCAC Spring Fling Invitational
Miriam Verdugo Leads SMCC Women's Golf at ACCAC Spring Fling Invitational

March 15, 2021

The South Mountain Community College women's golf team placed third at ACCAC Spring Fling Invitational at Apache Creek Golf Club on Mar. 11-12 in Apache Junction, Ariz. Sophomore Miriam Verdugo led the Cougars with a 12th-place finish, improving by two strokes in her second round. 

SMCC Women's Golf Improves at Home Invitational
SMCC Women's Golf Improves at Home Invitational

March 01, 2021

The South Mountain Community College women's golf team hosted the SMCC Women's Invitational at Aguila Golf Course in Laveen Village, Ariz., on Feb. 27-28. Facing competition from several conference rivals and visiting North Central Missouri College, the Cougars put together some impressive rounds at their home course.

Freshman Jenna Lee Paces SMCC at Mesa CC Invitational
Freshman Jenna Lee Paces SMCC at Mesa CC Invitational

February 20, 2021

Freshman Jenna Lee finished ninth at the season-opening Mesa CC Invitational Feb. 15-16 at Dobson Ranch Golf Course. The rookie from Peoria, Ariz., set the pace for the Cougars with a two-day score of 191. Lee opened the tournament with a 95 and then shot a 96 on the second day. 

2021 Cougar Women's Golf Season Preview
2021 Cougar Women's Golf Season Preview

February 12, 2021

Led by second-year head coach Chelsea Carroll, the South Mountain Community College women’s golf team features five young women excited to make their mark on the course and among the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference’s best. Miriam Verdugo, Emma Fisher, Jenna Lee, Victoria Negrete and Gracie Henderson bring a host of accomplishments to the Cougars in 2021.

SMCC Athletic Programs Start Small Group Practices for 2021 Spring Season (Updated)
SMCC Athletic Programs Start Small Group Practices for 2021 Spring Season (Updated)

January 19, 2021

South Mountain Community College will resume team activities for several athletic programs on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The Cougar baseball, softball, men's golf and women's golf teams will compete in the upcoming 2021 spring semester. Coaches and administrators have implemented a series of safeguards to help the student-athletes return to competition.

Late Start Doesn’t Stop Verdugo from Bringing Energy to SMCC Women’s Golf
Late Start Doesn’t Stop Verdugo from Bringing Energy to SMCC Women’s Golf

September 27, 2020

The world first met Tiger Woods as a two-year-old brandishing a putter with his dad and Bob Hope on the Mike Douglas Show. From that first glimpse, the world knew it was witnessing a golf prodigy and someone who would forever alter the game’s landscape. For South Mountain Community College sophomore Miriam Verdugo, the sport’s call didn’t come until later in her life. Just don’t assume her passion isn’t as fierce Woods or any other competitor.

Women’s Golf Takes Second at Scottsdale Women’s Invitational
Women’s Golf Takes Second at Scottsdale Women’s Invitational

March 04, 2020

The South Mountain Community College women’s golf team posted a third-place finish at the Scottsdale Women’s Invite at Hillcrest Golf Course in Sun City on Mar. 2-3. Miriam Verdugo led the Cougars with a ninth-place finish, moving up three spots on the leaderboard after improving by eight strokes in her second round.

Cougar Women’s Golf Improves on Second Day of Mesa Women’s Invitational
Cougar Women’s Golf Improves on Second Day of Mesa Women’s Invitational

February 25, 2020

The South Mountain Community College women’s golf team placed fourth at the Mesa Women’s Invitational at Dobson Ranch Golf Course on Feb. 23-24. The Cougars improved by 31 strokes as a team from the first day to the second, and Tate Isaacson led SMCC with a ninth-place finish.