No. 25 California's Season Ends at the NCAA West Regional

May 9, 2009

TEMPE, ARIZ. -

The No. 25 California Golden Bears women's golf team's 2008-09 season came to a close on Saturday afternoon when they finished the NCAA West Regional in a tie for ninth place. The top eight teams advance on the the National Championships.

The Bears were in ninth place after the first round, ninth after the second, and finish the tournament toed with Arkansas for a ninth place finish, with a +18, 882. Pepperdine was the final qualifier from the field of 21 teams, finishing with a three stroke lead over Cal and Arkansas with an 879. Arizona State led from the very start, playing on the par 72, 6230 yard Karsten Golf Course, their home course located on the campus at ASU. The Sun Devils posted a 22-under, finishing 19 strokes ahead of second place USC. Carlota Ciganda of ASU was the individual medalist, turning in a 10-under for the 72-hole tournament.

For the Bears, the team dropped three strokes from their second round score, posting a 294. The Bears had 11 birdies in the round (for the four scoring golfers) with senior Shannon Yocum knocking in a birdie putt on nine to close out her Cal career. The Bears struggled on their final few holes. In the final six holes and as the temperatures on the course rose, Bear golfers posted four bogeys, a double bogey, and a triple bogey to end the day.

Freshman Diane Kwon had the low round of the day, coming in with an even 72, her lowest of the tournament. Senior Shannon Yocum and sophomore Pia Halbig each shot a one-over 73 in the final round. Habig ended the tournament at two-over, coming in 22nd. Yocum and Kwon were both at +9. Senior Allison Goodman started the day at four-under, but her round of 76 left her at even par overall, ranking her in a tie for 13th among individuals. Goodman was one stroke away from qualifying for the playoff to determine the second individual golfer to advance to Nationals. UC Davis' Alice Kim earned one of the individual berths finishing at two-under. Two other players tied at one-under participated in a playoff to determine the other individual qualifier.

Arizona State, USC, LSU, TCU, UC Irvine, Texas, Arizona, and Pepperdine are the eight teams that will advance from the West Regional to the NCAA National Championships.

California Golden Bear Scores

T9   	California	  	+18 	F 	291 	297 	294 	882T13   	Allison Goodman	   	E 	F 	68 	72 	76 	21622   	Pia Halbig	   	+2 	F 	72 	73 	73 	218T55   	Diane Kwon	   	+9 	F 	76 	77 	72 	225T55   	Shannon Yocum	   	+9 	F 	77 	75 	73 	225T96   	Roseanne Niven	   	+22 	F 	75 	83 	80 	238

Team Totals and Finishes

1 	Arizona State	-22 	F 	  -2 	273 	283 	286 	8422 	Southern California	-3 	F 	  +1 	289 	283 	289 	8613 	LSU	+4 	F 	  -3 	295 	288 	285 	868T4 	TCU	+9 	F 	  +3 	289 	293 	291 	873T4 	UC Irvine	+9 	F 	  +12 	289 	284 	300 	873T4 	Texas	+9 	F 	  +7 	288 	290 	295 	8737 	Arizona	+12 	F 	  E 	288 	300 	288 	8768 	Pepperdine	+15 	F 	  -3 	294 	300 	285 	879T9 	Arkansas, U. of	+18 	F 	  +9 	289 	296 	297 	882T9 	California	+18 	F 	  +6 	291 	297 	294 	88211 	Texas A&M	+21 	F 	  +12 	288 	297 	300 	88512 	Oregon, U. of	+26 	F 	  +5 	299 	298 	293 	89013 	San Jose State Univ	+36 	F 	  +8 	299 	305 	296 	90014 	San Francisco, U. of	+37 	F 	  +15 	294 	304 	303 	90115  	Baylor	+38 	F 	  +6 	299 	309 	294 	90216 	UNLV	+41 	F 	  +5 	299 	313 	293 	90517 	Long Beach State	+44 	F 	  +11 	299 	310 	299 	90818  	Northern Arizona U.	+53 	F 	  +21 	299 	309 	309 	91719 	Colorado	+58 	F 	  +17 	309 	308 	305 	92220  	Oral Roberts Univ.	+67 	F 	  +26 	312 	305 	314 	93121  	Texas A&M-Corpus Christi	+70 	F 	  +28 	315 	303 	316 	934	 
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