No. 19 Cal in 1st after 1st Round of Peg Barnard Invitational

April 11, 2008

STANFORD, Calif. - No. 19 California is in first place Friday after the first round of the Peg Barnard Invitational with a score of 11-over-par 295 at the Stanford Golf Course. The Golden Bears hold a two-shot edge over Washington (297) and a five-shot advantage over Stanford (300), last year's tournament champion.

'The team came ready to play coming off a solid performance at ASU,' Cal head coach Nancy McDaniel said. 'We got off to a solid start, and everyone played with a purpose. We're very familiar with the Stanford Golf Course. The greens were in excellent condition and really fast. We didn't let too many putts get away from us. We're happy with our putting today and will capitalize even better tomorrow.'

Oregon State is fourth at 303, and San Jose State, at 307, rounds out the top five at the 14-team tournament.

Washington's Karinn Dickinson stands in first place at even-par 71. Dickinson is one shot ahead of four golfers who share second at 72, including Cal freshman Pia Halbig. She has already led or tied for the Bears' top performance in three tournaments this season.

Cal junior Allison Goodman and sophomore Roseanne Niven also produced strong rounds, tying for sixth at 73. Bears junior Shannon Yocum carded the Bears' final counting score with a mark of 77.

'Our team's strength is that anyone can go low on any given day,' McDaniel said. 'It's a step in the right direction when you can post three scores under 75.'

The final round tees off at 8 a.m. Saturday with a shotgun start. Cal is in pursuit of its third tournament title this season.

Peg Barnard InvitationalStanford Golf Course1st of two roundsPar 71, 6117 yards

Team Results (14): 1. California 295, 2. Washington 297, 3. Stanford 300, 4. Oregon State 303, 5. San Jose State 307, 6. Fresno State 309, 7. Hawaii 312, 8. Colorado 315, 9. Washington State 316, 10. UC Davis 318, 11. Portland State 320, 12t. UC Irvine 321, 12t. Tennessee-Chattanooga 321, 14. Long Beach State 326.

Top Three Individuals: 1. Karinn Dickinson, Washington 71, 2t. Pia Halbig, Cal 72, 2t. Anya Alvarez, Washington 72, 2t. Mari Chun, Stanford 72, 2t. Christine Corpus, San Jose State 72.

Other Cal Scores: 6t. Allison Goodman 73, 6t.Roseanne Niven 73, 20t. Shannon Yocum 77, 61t. Belinda Diamond 84*, 74. Andrea Waters 92.

*competing as an individual

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