Player: Antonia Malate

Antonia Malate
Hometown: Seaside
University: San Jose State University
Graduation Year: 2024
Area of Study: Masters/Interdisciplinary Studies
Soldier Honored: Jose Regalado

Four years at San José State…eight top-10 finishes and seven other top-20 finishes…three-time Mountain West Scholar Athlete…three-time Academic All-MW honoree…three-time WGCA All-American Scholar…2022 San José State President’s Scholar…currently WAGR ranking of 126…graduated in May 2022 with a degree in communication studies.

San José State Golf Honors
2021-22 First Team All-Mountain West
2022 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar – First Team
2020-21 First Team All-Mountain West
2021- WGCA All-American Scholar
2021 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar – First Team
2019-20 Second Team All-Mountain West
2019-20 WGCA All-American Scholar
2018-19 WGCA All-American Scholar

SUMMER 2022: Selected to the Arnold Palmer Cup Team USA for matches this July 1-3 in Switzerland.

2022 AUGUSTA NATIONAL WOMEN’S AMATEUR: First Spartan to compete at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur…finished tied for 25th at 11-over 227…shot a 6-over 78 in third round…only birdie of third round was on the par-5 15th hole at Augusta…made the cut after shooting 75-74 over the first two rounds at the Champions Retreat Golf Club.

2021-22: First team All-Mountain West honoree…finished with a 72.94 stroke average in 11 tournaments played…recorded 15 rounds of par or better – 10 rounds under par and five par rounds…finished in the top-five in three tournaments…ranked 71st on Golfstat…made four eagles during the season including one in the first round of the NCAA Championships…finished third at the Silverado Showdown at 3-under 213…played at Silverado right after playing at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur…named the Mountain West Golfer of the Week for her play at Silverado…tied for 13th at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional where she shot even-par 71 in the third round…was fourth at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational where she shot a six-under 210…started the tournament and season shooting back-to-back 69s, her lowest rounds of the fall… tied for fifth at The Molly Collegiate Invitational…honored as Mountain West September Women’s Golfer of the Month.

SUMMER 2021: Won the West Coast Women’s Amateur at Bayonet Black Horse…shot a two-under 70 in all three rounds to finish at 6-under 210…finished second at the California Women’s Championship at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa…shot a 6-under 207 for her three rounds (67-71-69).

2020-21: First team All-Mountain West honoree…played in all eight events and 23 rounds…72.78 stroke average…nine round of par or better including two rounds in the 60s, both at the Gunrock Invitational with a 68 in round one and 67 in round two…finished in the top-five in the first three tournaments of the season including second at the Juli Inkster at Meadow Club Invitational.

SUMMER 2020 GOLF: Played in three tournaments…finished sixth at the West Coast Women’s Amateur, 19th at the California Women’s Championship and 42nd at the California Women’s Amateur Championship.

2019-20: Second team All-Mountain West…played in five tournaments and 14 rounds in the shortened season…had a 73.86 stroke average…shot a 70 in the second round of the Juli Inkster at Meadow Club Invitational…only top-10 finish of her career was sixth place at the final event of the season – Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational…shot 71-70-76 for a one-over 217 for the tournament…shot a 72 at two other tournaments – first round of Illini Women’s Invitational and third round of Stanford Intercollegiate…went 2-1 in match play at the Lamkin Invitational.

2018-19: Played 30 rounds and had a 77.27 stroke average…best round was a one-under 71 in the first round of the Silverado Showdown…finished 23rd at the Silverado Showdown…shot even-par 72 in the second round of the Illini Women’s Invitational…had a 73 in the first rond of the NCAA Cle Elum Regional and ended with a 75…shot a 74 in the first round of the Mountain West Championship and finished 29th.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Robert Louis Stevenson High School in 2018…led her 2017 team to the Monterey Bay League Championship…medalist at the 2017 championship…four-year All-MBL honoree…eagled her final hole of high school competition…four-year letterwinner in golf and three-year letterwinner in basketball…second team All-MBL honoree three times in basketball.

OTHER GOLF OPPORTUNITIES: Won the 2018 NCGA Women’s Amateur Championship at Poppy Hills…made a 12-foot birdie on the final hole to win…qualified to the 2017 IMG Academy Junior World Championship and the 2017 USGA U.S. Women’s Amateur.

PERSONAL: Graduated in May 2022 with her bachelor’s degree in communication studies with a minor in Spanish…would like to work in marketing or broadcasting after graduation…three-time WGCA All-American Scholar, Mountain West Scholar Athlete and Academic All-MW honoree…2021 & 2022 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar…San José State President’s & Dean’s Scholar…enjoys playing basketball…Antonia Malate was born in Silver Spring, Maryland.