Cal Sits in a Fourth Place Tie in the Opening Day of the Oregon Duck Invitational

March 24, 2008

Eugene, OR - The 15th-ranked California women's golf team fired an opening round 615 at the Oregon Duck Invitational at the par 72, 6,052-yard Eugene Country Club on Monday.

After 36 holes of competition, Cal sits in a fourth place tie with Washington, just nine strokes behind clubhouse leaders Oregon (606) and UC Davis (606). The Golden Bears shot a 314 in the first round and posted the lowest score of all 15 teams with a 301 in the second round.

Shannon Yocum (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) carded a two-round 149 - good enough for a tie for fifth-place. Yocum rebounded from her first round 5-over 77, to post an even second round 72 to stay five-over for the tournament. She gained momentum on the fourth hole (in the second round) with a successful birdie and stayed one-under until hitting a slight rough patch with bogies on holes 12, 13 and 15. The junior finished up strong, sinking birdies on 17 and 18 to pull even.

Junior Allison Goodman (San Diego, Calif.) sits in a 20th place tie after carding a 10-over 154. Goodman overcame a rough start in her first 18 holes (8-over 80) to post a 2-over 74 in her next 18 holes. Goodman sank a birdie try on the par-four first hole and remained one-under until netting bogies on holes eight, 10, 12 and 13. Goodman remained composed to par 14 and birdie 15, before making par on 16, 17, and 18.

Pia Halbig, a freshman from Maintal, Germany fired an 11-over 155 through 36 holes - good enough for a tie for 23rd. Halbig had an up and down front nine in round two, carding birdies on holes two, four and six, but also recording bogies on one, five and seven. Still, Halbig improved from her first round score to enter the clubhouse with a five-over in the second round.

Roseanne Niven (13-over 157) and Andrea Waters (24-over 168) rounded out the Cal scorecard.

The tournament concludes tomorrow with the final 18 holes.

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