No. 12 Cal in Second after Two Rounds of Spartan Invitational

March 3, 2008

SAN JOSE, Calif. - No. 12 California is in second place Monday after two rounds of the Spartan Invitational at Almaden Country Club. The Golden Bears are at 598 (+34) after shooting a 299 in each round today, and host-San Jose State is in first at 596.

UC Irvine is in third at 600, followed by Washington at 601 and North Carolina in fifth at 609 at the 15-team tournament.

UC Irvine's Selanee Henderson holds a one-shot lead for first at 143 (-1) over Cal freshman Pia Halbig (144). Halbig carded a 73 in the first round and topped that with a score of one-under 71 in the second round. Halbig covered the final nine holes today at two under and is tied for second with six birdies over the first two rounds.

Cal junior Allison Goodman is tied for fifth at 148, and junior Shannon Yocum is tied for seventh at 149. Goodman's best round was a one-over 73 to start the day, while Yocum finished strong with a 74. Sophomore Roseanne Niven is tied for 35th at 157, and freshman Andrea Waters is tied for 60th at 164 in her first competition for the Bears.

Yocum, who posted five birdies today, is tied for third in par-3 scoring (3.00, even), and Goodman is tied for second in par-4 scoring (4.05, +1) and in total pars (26). Halbig is first in par-5 scoring at 4.38 (-5).

Cal tied for second at the Spartan Invitational in 2007.

Play concludes Tuesday with a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m. PT.

Spartan InvitationalAlmaden Country ClubPar 72, 6,179 yardsSecond of Three Rounds

Team Scores (15): 1. San Jose State 596 (297-299), 2. California 598 (299-299), 3. UC Irvine 600 (298-302), 4. Washington 601 (302-299), 5. North Carolina 609 (305-304), 6. San Francisco 612 (308-304), 7. Colorado 618 (311-307), 8. Oregon State 622 (309-313), 9. Fresno State 625 (314-311), 10t. Hawaii 630 (318-312), 10t. Santa Clara 630 (317-313), 12. Long Beach State 631 (311-320), 13. Colorado State 639 (322-317), 14. Idaho 652 (324-328), 15. Gonzaga 675 (332-343).

Top 3 Individual Scores: 1. Selanee Henderson (UC Irvine) 143 (71-72), 2. Pia Halbig (California) 144 (73-71), 3. Christina Yoon (Washington) 146 (72-74).

Other Cal Scores: 5t. Allison Goodman 148 (73-75), 7t. Shannon Yocum 149 (75-74), 35t. Roseanne Niven 157 (78-79), 60t. Andrea Waters 164 (82-82).

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