California in Fifth after Golfweek Challenge Opening Round

Sept. 14, 2009

PRIMM, NEVADA -

The California Golden Bears women's golf team, playing in their season-opening event, posted a +12 in the first round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge, just five strokes off the lead. Diane Kwon is also in fifth place for individuals after shooting a one-over 73 in the opening round.

The Bears, playing at the Desert Course at the Primm Valley Resort 40 miles outside of Las Vegas, posted a 300 team score on the 6,135 yard, par-72 course. The Bears were in fifth place among 18 teams in the tournament, trailing Oklahoma State, the day one leaders, by five strokes.

Newcomer Joanne Lee, making her Cal tournament debut, was second on the Bears and 11th overall after shooting a +2 74 in her opening round. Pia Halbig was 22nd with a four-over.

The second round will take place Monday, Sept. 14 with the tournament wrapping up on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Scores and results will be posted on Golfstat and post-round recaps will be posted on CalBears.com.

First Round Cal Scores

5   	California	  	+12 	F 	300 	300T5   	Diane Kwon	   	+1 	F 	73 	73T11   	Joanne Lee	   	+2 	F 	74 	74T22   	Pia Halbig	   	+4 	F 	76 	76T34   	Roseanne Niven	   	+5 	F 	77 	77T66   	Emily Childs	   	+9 	F 	81 	81

Team Scores (after first round play)

1  	Oklahoma State	+7 	F 	  +7 	295 	2952  	Chattanooga	+8 	F 	  +8 	296 	296T3  	Ohio State	+10 	F 	  +10 	298 	298T3  	Pepperdine	+10 	F 	  +10 	298 	2985  	California	+12 	F 	  +12 	300 	3006  	East Tennessee St.	+14 	F 	  +14 	302 	3027  	UNLV	+16 	F 	  +16 	304 	304T8  	Ball State	+19 	F 	  +19 	307 	307T8  	UC Irvine	+19 	F 	  +19 	307 	307T10  	Harvard University	+22 	F 	  +22 	310 	310T10  	Oral Roberts Univ.	+22 	F 	  +22 	310 	310T12  	Drake	+23 	F 	  +23 	311 	311T12  	Coastal Carolina	+23 	F 	  +23 	311 	31114  	Jacksonville St.	+29 	F 	  +29 	317 	31715  	Georgia State Univ.	+30 	F 	  +30 	318 	31816  	Southern Methodist	+33 	F 	  +33 	321 	32117  	Fresno State	+36 	F 	  +36 	324 	32418  	Portland State Univ.	+40 	F 	  +40 	328 	328
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