No. 13 California Finishes Fourth at Wildcat Invitational

Feb. 23, 2010

The No. 13 California Golden Bears women's golf team finished in fourth place at the rain-abbreviated Wildcat Invitational golf tournament in Tucson. Sophomore Emily Childs was the top finisher for the Bears.

The Wildcat Invitational, played on the par-71, 6,166 yard Arizona National Golf Course, was originally slated to be a two-day, 54-hole event. Driving rains on Monday caused the second round to be eliminated, shortening the tournament to 36 holes.

The Bears entered the final round in seventh place. Cal posted a 294 in the second round, eight strokes better than their first round score and tied for the second lowest team total in the final round. The Bears, in their charge up the leaderboard, came within a stroke of Stanford and finishing in third place. The Cardinal had a combined total of 595 to the Bears' 596. Arizona State won the tournament with a 579 (+8). The host team, Arizona, finished second at 20-over (588).

Sophomore Emily Childs, who was tied for the Cal team lead after the first round, posting identical three-over 74's to finish at +6, tying her for 14th place. Pia Halbig recovered from a troubled first round to shoot the low round of the tourney for the Bears, carding a 72. Halbig eagled the par-five fifth hole, her final hole of the day (she began on the sixth hole in the tournament's shotgun start). Sophomore Daniela Holmqvist, competing against her former Tulane teammates, had three birdies on the day, including birding her final hole of the after, posting a four on the par-five fifth hole. She shot a two-over in her second round, finishing at +8.

Oklahoma State's Caroline Hedwall claimed individual medalist honors with a two day score of six-under.

Cal will be back in the Bay in two weeks, competing at the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational in San Jose on Monday and Tuesday, March 8-9.

Cal Player Scores

4   	California	  	+28 	F 	302 	294 	596T14   	Emily Childs	   	+6 	F 	74 	74 	148T17   	Pia Halbig	   	+7 	F 	77 	72 	149T17   	Joanne Lee	   	+7 	F 	74 	75 	149T22   	Daniela Holmqvist	   	+8 	F 	77 	73 	150T63   	Roseanne Niven	   	+17 	F 	80 	79 	159

Team Scores

13 	Arizona State	+8 	F 	  +2 	290 	286 	576216 	Arizona	+20 	F 	  +10 	294 	294 	588321 	Stanford	+27 	F 	  +18 	293 	302 	595419 	California	+28 	F 	  +10 	302 	294 	59656 	Duke	+31 	F 	  +19 	296 	303 	599630 	New Mexico	+33 	F 	  +16 	301 	300 	60179 	Pepperdine	+34 	F 	  +23 	295 	307 	60282 	Auburn	+37 	F 	  +13 	308 	297 	605917 	Denver, Univ. of	+39 	F 	  +19 	304 	303 	6071020 	Oklahoma State	+40 	F 	  +20 	304 	304 	608117 	Tennessee	+48 	F 	  +25 	307 	309 	616125 	Southern California	+50 	F 	  +26 	308 	310 	6181333 	Oregon, U. of	+51 	F 	  +26 	309 	310 	6191435 	Washington	+54 	F 	  +23 	315 	307 	6221543 	UNLV	+58 	F 	  +28 	314 	312 	6261632 	Tulane University	+59 	F 	  +31 	312 	315 	627
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