No. 19 Cal Competes at Peg Barnard Invitational

April 8, 2008

BERKELEY, Calif. -

CAL COMPETES AT PEG BARNARD INVITE
In its final preparation for the Pac-10 Championships, No. 19 California travels to the Peg Barnard Invitational Friday-Saturday, April 11-12, at the Stanford Golf Course. Eighteen holes will be played each day on the par-71, 6,117-yard course on the Stanford campus. Complete results will be available on GoStanford.com after each round.

A LOOK AT THE FIELD
The 14-team Peg Barnard Invitational field consists of No. 19 California, No. 29 Stanford, Oregon State, Washington, and Washington State, No. 39 San Jose State, UC Davis, UC Irvine, Long Beach State, Fresno State, Portland State, Colorado, Tennessee-Chattanooga and Hawaii.

THIS WEEK'S CAL LINEUP:
Pia Halbig, Freshman, 74.3 (ranked 44th nationally)Shannon Yocum, Junior, 75.3 (ranked 89th nationally)Allison Goodman, Junior, 75.0 (ranked 74th nationally)Roseanne Niven, Sophomore, 76.4Andrea Waters, Freshman, 83.7Belinda Diamond (competing as individual), Freshman, 85.3

2007 PEG BARNARD IN REVIEW
Last season, Stanford claimed a three-stroke win over Denver at the Peg Barnard with a four-over-par 572. Cal didn't compete at last year's event.

LAST TIME OUT FOR BEARS
Cal is coming off of an eighth-place finish at the PING/ASU Invitational April 4-6 at the Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz. The Golden Bears shot a 54-hole-score of 36-over-par 900 against some of the best teams in the nation. No. 3 USC led after each round at ASU and won the 17-team tournament with a score of 854 (-10), and No. 4 Arizona State was second at 865. Freshman Pia Halbig led all Cal golfers by tying for 18th at five-over 221, and junior Shannon Yocum tied for 27th at 223. The Trojans' Dewi Schreefel took top honors at 209 (-7) after winning a one-hole playoff against Arizona State's Anna Nordqvist.

FABULOUS FRESHMAN
Pia Halbig is having an outstanding rookie season for the Bears. Halbig led Cal for the third time this season, all in the spring, at the ASU Invitational. She also was the Bears' top performer at the Wildcat Invitational (tied for 20th) in Tucson, Ariz., and tied Allison Goodman for second at the Spartan Invitational for the Bears' best showing in San Jose, Calif. Halbig, who has finished in the top 30 in all eight competitions this season, paces Cal with a 74.3 average. The Maintal, Germany, product began the fall by grabbing second at the Ram Fall Classic and is still in search of her first collegiate title.

CAL POSTS TWO TOURNEY WINS
This year's Cal team has won two tournament titles, marking the first time since the 2002-03 season's seven tournament wins that the Bears have won more than one tournament in a season. The 2000-01 team also won multiple tournaments (3). Overall, Cal has claimed 18 team titles since the program's inaugural 1995-96 season. In 2007-08, the Bears have placed in the top five in six of eight tournaments. Cal is on track to earn its ninth straight NCAA regional selection in May and hopes to advance to the NCAA Championships for the seventh time in eight years.

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