Women's Golf Plays in Washington Oct. 5-7

Sept. 30, 2009

BERKELEY -

The California women's golf team will compete in their second tournament of the season, the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, near Seattle, Wash. Monday Oct. 5 through Weds. 0ct. 7.

Cal is coming off a second-place team finish at the Golfweek Conference Challenge held Sept. 13-15 in Primm, Nevada. Cal finished a single stroke behind first-place Pepperdine in the tournament that featured 18 teams from 18 different Conferences. The Bears four scoring golfers posted no-worse than one-overs in the final round to give the Bears their push toward victory. Sophomore Diane Kwon had a very steady, consistent tournament, carding three straight one-over 73's to finish at +3, in a tie for sixth place. The Bears were once again paced by preseason All-American Pia Halbig. The junior finished tied for third with a 216 (E).

This week, the Bears head to the Pacific Northwest for the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, hosted by the University of Washington. The tournament will be the first glimpse that Cal gets at some of this year's Pac-10 squads. The tournament will be held once again at the par-72, 6,130 yard Sahalee Golf Course in Sammamish, Wash.Sahalee is rated one of the top 100 courses in America with 27 holes carved out of the tall majestic Cedar and Douglas Fir native to the Pacific Northwest. The club hosted the 1998 PGA Championship and the 2002 World Golf Championship-NEC invitational and will serve as the host for the 2010 US Senior Open.

Last season, Diane Kwon was the top finisher for the Bears, tying for 13th place in just her second tournament wearing the blue and gold. The Bears, who were playing with Pia Halbig and Roseanne Niven in that tournament, finished fourth overall. In 2007, Roseanne Niven paced the squad with one of her best showings as a Bear, finishing tenth at +6.

The tournament runs Monday, Oct. 5 through Weds. Oct. 7. Post-round recaps will be posted on CalBears.com. Live stats will be available on the Golfstat.com website.

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