No. 19 Cal Travels to Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational

Oct. 7, 2007

BERKELEY, Calif. - Coming off its victory at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic and a long break, No. 19 California travels to the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 8-10, at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.

Eighteen holes will be played each day beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday on the par 72, 6,127-yard course. The Bears tee off the first round at 10:45 a.m. with Stanford and Washington. The second round starts at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, and play concludes on Wednesday with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The field consists of No. 6 Arizona, No. 4 Arizona State, No. 37 BYU, No. 19 California, Long Beach State, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, No. 15 Pepperdine, New Mexico, No. 35 Stanford, UNLV, No. 3 USC, San Francisco, Washington and No. 42 Washington State.

Cal's lineup features (in order):Freshman Pia Halbig  (ranked 57th)Junior Shannon Yocum (ranked 39th)Junior Allison GoodmanSophomore Roseanne NivenSophomore Sofia Janer

Stanford won the 2006 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational with a score of 32-over 896, and the Cardinal's Mari Chun won the individual title at one-under 215. Cal placed 12th with Allison Goodman leading the way in a tie for 21st at 231.

The Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational is named for the founder of the Washington women's golf program. One of the Pacific Northwest's most honored golfers, Ihlanfeldt started the UW program in 1974. She never accepted payment for her work as the Huskies coach, instead donating her salary back to the program to fund scholarships.

Cal opened the 2007 fall season by winning the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic Sept. 10-11 at the Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins, Colo. The Bears tied the school record for 54 holes by finishing at four-over 868 after shooting a one-under 287 over the final 18 holes.

The win marked Cal's first tournament victory since the Oregon Invitational in March 2005.

Washington State was the runner-up at the Ram Fall Classic, finishing 23 shots behind Cal at 887. BYU and Colorado tied for third at 891, and San Jose State and Colorado State tied for fifth at 898 at the 20-team tournament.

Cal junior Shannon Yocum also took top honors in the individual competition with a career-best score of two-under 214. Yocum shot a two-under 70 in the final round - also a career best - to move from second to first. Bears freshman Pia Halbig placed second at even-par 216 in her first collegiate event. Halbig also was below par at one-under for the final round. Yocum and Halbig each sank four birdies in the final round, and Yocum sealed her first collegiate title with a birdie on the par 4, 18th hole.

Cal sophomores Sofia Janer and Roseanne Niven also turned in top-10 showings, tying for ninth at 221. Junior Allison Goodman tied for 21st at 224.

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