No. 17 California Holds a Ten Stroke Lead Heading into the Final Round

Oct. 6, 2009

SAMMAMISH, WASH. -

The No. 17 California Golden Bears held onto first place at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash., finishing the second round with a ten-stroke lead over second place Stanford.

The Bears took an early lead in round one and held their position after the second round of 18 holes at the par-72, 6,136 yard Sahalee Golf Course. The Bears led by as many as 16 strokes during the day, but late surges by Stanford and Pepperdine cut the lead to ten strokes heading into the final round. The Bears posted a 303 in the second round, following their 298 in the opener.

Junior Pia Halbig began the day in a tie for second place. She now sits atop the individuals leaderboard with a two-over for the tournament. She posted identical 73's in her first days. Sophomore Emily Childs was also tied for second place after the first round and now has sole possession of second. Childs shot a 74 (+2) on Tuesday and is at three-over for the tournament. Sophomore Joanne Lee is tied for fifth at five-over after also carding a 74 on Tuesday. Sophomore Diane Kwon and senior Roseanne Niven both posted 82's in the second round.

The tournament concludes with a final round of 18 holes on Wednesday. Live stats will be available on Golfstat.com.

Cal Scores

1   	California	  	+23 	F 	296 	303 	5991   	Pia Halbig	   	+2 	F 	73 	73 	1462   	Emily Childs	   	+3 	F 	73 	74 	147T5   	Joanne Lee	   	+5 	F 	75 	74 	14924   	Diane Kwon	   	+13 	F 	75 	82 	157T39   	Roseanne Niven	   	+18 	F 	80 	82 	162

Team Scores

113 	California	+23 	F 	  +15 	296 	303 	599224 	Stanford	+33 	F 	  +13 	308 	301 	60938 	Pepperdine	+37 	F 	  +14 	311 	302 	6134  	San Francisco, U. of	+38 	F 	  +25 	301 	313 	614548 	San Jose State Univ	+44 	F 	  +23 	309 	311 	6206  	Washington	+48 	F 	  +26 	310 	314 	6247  	Oregon State U.	+60 	F 	  +24 	324 	312 	636829 	Idaho, University of	+66 	F 	  +33 	321 	321 	642932 	Oregon, U. of	+70 	F 	  +32 	326 	320 	64610  	Washington State U.	+72 	F 	  +27 	333 	315 	64811  	Brigham Young Univ.	+74 	F 	  +42 	320 	330 	65012  	Long Beach State	+75 	F 	  +41 	322 	329 	65113  	New Mexico State	+107 	F 	  +62 	333 	350 	683	 
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