No. 9 Cal Travels to Kent Youel Invitational
Oct. 29, 2007
BERKELEY, Calif. - No. 9 California wraps up its fall season at the Kent Youel Invitational Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 30-31, at the Kapolei Golf Course in Kapolei, O'ahu, Hawai'i. Thirty-six holes will be played Tuesday, beginning with a shot gun start at 7:30 a.m. local time at the par-72, 6,140-yard course. The tournament concludes with 18 holes on Wednesday beginning with a 7:30 a.m. shot gun start.
The 18-team field includes seven teams ranked in the top 50 of the Golf Week/Saragin rankings, including top ranked UCLA. Also in the top 50 in this year's field is No. 4 Southern California, No. 9 California, No. 42 San Jose State, No. 44 Colorado, No. 47 Washington State and No. 50 San Francisco. The rest of the field consists of host Hawai'i, Boise State, Cal State Northridge, Central Arkansas, Fresno State, Iowa, New Mexico State, Oregon State, Portland State, Santa Clara and UC Irvine.
San Francisco won the 2006 Kent Youel Invitational with a score of 905. Southern Methodist's Lacey Jones claimed the individual crown at 219. Cal didn't compete at the event last year. In 2002, the Bears won the Kent Youel Invitational.
Cal's lineup for the 2007 Kent Youel Invitational features (in order of stroke average):
Roseanne Niven, So., 73.4 (ranked 27th)Pia Halbig, Fr., 74.1 (ranked 50th)Allison Goodman, Jr., 74.7 (ranked 81st)Shannon Yocum, Jr., 75.0 (ranked 100th)Sofia Janer, So., 77.3
Cal has finished in the top five in all three of its fall competitions, highlighted by a victory to start the season at the Ram Fall Classic. The Bears then placed fifth at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational and the Stanford Intercollegiate. Shannon Yocum paced Cal at the Ram Fall Classic, while Roseanne Niven has led the Bears at the last two tournaments.
Last week, Cal celebrated the official opening of its new short-game facility at the Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland.