No. 15 California in Sixth Place after First Day of Northrop Grumman

Feb. 9, 2009

PALOS VERDES, Calif. -

The No. 15 California Golden Bears women's golf team began the spring portion of their schedule by finishing the first round of the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge in sixth place, shooting a +33 (317) on a cold and windy day at Palos Verdes Golf Course.

The Bears, playing in gusty winds and chilly, rainy conditions, finished the first round of the tournament at the Palos Verdes Golf Course (Par 71 - 5912 yards) in sixth place out of 16 teams, with a 33-over 317. Arizona State (+21, 305) has an eight stroke lead over second place USC (+29, 313) and a 12 stroke advantage over Cal.

Senior Allison Goodman shot the low round for the Bears, with a 7-over 78, putting her in a tie for 14th place. Senior Shannon Yocum and junior Pia Halbig were tied with others in 21st place with 8-over 79's. Freshman Diane Kwon shot an 81 with junior Roseanne Niven rounding out the Bears scorecard with an 86.

The second round of the three-day tournament commences Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. LIVE SCORING of the tournament are available though the Golf Stat website.

CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS' First Round Scores

California	  	+33 	F 	317 	317T14   	Allison Goodman	   	+7 	F 	78 	78T21   	Shannon Yocum	   	+8 	F 	79 	79T21   	Pia Halbig	   	+8 	F 	79 	79T36   	Diane Kwon	   	+10 	F 	81 	81T72   	Roseanne Niven	   	+15 	F 	86 	86

First Round Team Standings

13 	Arizona State	+21 	F 	  +21 	305 	30522 	Southern California	+29 	F 	  +29 	313 	31331 	UCLA	+30 	F 	  +30 	314 	314411 	Wake Forest	+31 	F 	  +31 	315 	315520 	Michigan State	+32 	F 	  +32 	316 	316616 	California	+33 	F 	  +33 	317 	317727 	Ohio State	+34 	F 	  +34 	318 	318813 	Pepperdine	+35 	F 	  +35 	319 	319919 	Denver, Univ. of	+37 	F 	  +37 	321 	321T1029 	Florida, U of	+41 	F 	  +41 	325 	325T10  	Baylor	+41 	F 	  +41 	325 	3251247 	East Carolina Univ.	+42 	F 	  +42 	326 	3261321 	Stanford	+44 	F 	  +44 	328 	3281425 	Notre Dame, U. of	+46 	F 	  +46 	330 	3301532 	Texas A&M University	+47 	F 	  +47 	331 	33116  	Brigham Young Univ.	+52 	F 	  +52 	336 	336	
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