No. 19 Cal in 8th After 2nd Round of PING/ASU Invitational

April 5, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. - No. 19 California is in eighth place Saturday after two rounds of the PING/ASU Invitational at Karsten Golf Course. The Golden Bears carded a team score of 301 (+13) in the second round and stand at 599 (+23) heading into Sunday's final round.

No. 3 USC continues to lead the 17-team tournament at the par-72, 6,230-yard course. The Trojans hold an 11-shot advantage over No. 4 Arizona State, accumulating a two-day score of seven-under 569 while the host-Sun Devils are second at 580. No. 7 Georgia (582), No. 26 Texas A&M (583), No. 10 Denver (586) and No. 2 UCLA (590) round out the top five. No. 1 UCLA is sixth at 590. Cal is seven shots behind seventh-place Oklahoma State (591).

Junior Shannon Yocum led Cal with a score of one-under 71 today on the strength of five birdies. Yocum is tied for 24th with her freshman teammate, Pia Halbig, at six-over 148. Halbig posted a 78 (+6) in the second round, but got better as the day went on, completing the final 11 holes at plus two.

Cal junior Allison Goodman is tied for 36th at 150 (+8) following a round of 78. Through 11 holes, Goodman was at even par with one bogey and joined Halbig with a birdie on the par 5, fifth hole. Sophomore Roseanne Niven, who had three birdies today, moved up to a tie for 55th at 155 (+13) after her round of 74 (+2). Those were the Bears' four counting second-round scores.

USC's Dewi Clare Schreefel, the first-day leader, is still in first at 137 (-5). Arizona State's Anna Nordqvist is second at 140 (-2). Three golfers are tied for third at even-par 142.

Cal golfers tee off the final round at 7:38 a.m. MT Sunday.

PING/ASU InvitationalKarsten Golf CoursePar 72, 6,230 yardsSecond of Three Rounds

Team Scores (17): 1. USC 569 (281-288), 2. Arizona State 580 (288-292), 3. Georgia 582 (289-293), 4. Texas A&M 583 (293-290), 5. Denver 586 (296-290), 6. UCLA 590 (294-296), 7. Oklahoma State 591 (292-299), 8. California 599 (298-301), 9. Arizona 600 (298-302), 10. New Mexico 602 (302-300), 11t. San Jose State 605 (304-301), 11t. Washington 605 (310-295), 13. Vanderbilt 606 (299-307), 14. Peppedine 608 (299-309), 15. Stanford 613 (307-306), 16. Oregon State 618 (312-306), 17. San Francisco 622 (310-312).

Top 3 Individual Scores: 1. Dewi Clare Schreefel, USC 137 (68-69), 2. Anna Nordqvist, ASU 140 (70-70), 3t. Anna Alvarez, Washington 142 (75-67), 3t. Krystle Caithness, Georgia 142 (69-73), 3t. Sarah Zwartynski, Texas A&M 142 (73-69).

Cal Scores: 24t. Pia Halbig 148 (70-78), 24t. Shannon Yocum 148 (77-71), 36t. Allison Goodman 150 (72-78), 55t. Roseanne Niven 155 (79-74), 90t. Andrea Waters 169 (85-84).

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