Former Cal Golfer's Death Deemed Suspicious

Sunday, Sep 11, 2011  |  Updated 2:21 PM PDT
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Former Cal Golfer's Death Deemed Suspicious

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Former University of California at Berkeley golfer Diane Kwan, 21,  was found dead in a Fremont parking lot late Monday night, and police said  they are investigating the "suspicious" death.

    A passerby spotted the body of the two-time San Francisco City  Championship winner in a parking lot behind 3950 Mowry Ave. -- a location  that formerly housed a Barnes and Noble bookstore -- at about 11 p.m. on  Labor Day, police said.     Kwon's body was found near her four-door black 2003 Honda Accord,  police said.
    As of this morning, the Alameda County coroner's bureau had not  yet determined the cause of Kwon's death.
    Before attending Cal, Kwon won two consecutive San Francisco city  championships in 2006 and 2007. She was also a top-ranked high school amateur  and was ranked in the top-10 by the magazine Golfweek at one point in her  career, according to the university's athletics department. 
    Kwon played two seasons at Cal. As a freshman in 2008-2009, she  helped lead the Bears to a top-25 ranking and a spot in the NCAA West  Regional. The following season, she played in four tournaments for the Bears,  contributing to the team's top-10 ranking, an athletics spokeswoman said.
    Her one-time coach, Nancy McDaniel, declined to comment about  Kwon's death.
    Fremont police are asking anyone with information related to the  case to contact investigators at (510) 790-6900.
 

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