Cal in Third After Day One of Pac-10 Championships

April 19, 2010

EUGENE, Ore. - The No. 17 California women's golf team is in third place with a 1-under 287 after the first round of the Pac-10 Championships, being played at the Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore. Sophomore Joanne Lee leads all golfers after first-day action. Lee started out strong with four birdies in the first five holes, and she never let up. Lee completed the first with a 5-under 67 at the 6,194-yard, par 72.

'I hit the ball within one foot from 115 yards out on the first hole and then hit it within nine feet on the third hole so my nerves were gone right away and that really got me going,' said Lee. 'I've been striking the ball okay lately and it all just came together today.'

Arizona State leads the team competition with a day-one score of 5-under 283. USC is right behind the Sun Devils in second (4-under 284), joining the Golden Bears in the top three to open the conference competition.

In all, eight players finished under par on the partially sunny, but lightly raining first day of competition.

Joining Lee in the top 10 was Jacqueline Williams, who shot an even par and finished the first day tied for ninth. Williams racked up four birdies, as did her teammate Roseanne Niven, who shot a 2-over 74. Niven is tied for 25th overall, and one golfer she's tied with is fellow Bear Pia Halbig.

Round two will begin tomorrow at E.C.C. with the first pairing set to tee off at 8:30 a.m. The pairings will still be done by team on day two, with each squad's top performing player from the first round teeing off last and the worst scoring tandem going first. Live stats are available by clicking here.

Team Standings

1 	Arizona State	-5 	F 	  -5 	283 	2832 	Southern California	-4 	F 	  -4 	284 	2843 	California	-1 	F 	  -1 	287 	2874 	UCLA	+1 	F 	  +1 	289 	2895 	Oregon, U. of	+4 	F 	  +4 	292 	2926 	Arizona	+5 	F 	  +5 	293 	2937 	Washington	+8 	F 	  +8 	296 	2968 	Stanford	+13 	F 	  +13 	301 	301T9 	Washington State U.	+29 	F 	  +29 	317 	317T9 	Oregon State U.	+29 	F 	  +29 	317 	317

3 	California 	        287 	287

1 Joanne Lee (1) 67 67T9 Jacqueline Williams (5) 72 72T25 Roseanne Niven (2) 74 74T25 Pia Halbig (3) 74 7449 Emily Childs (4) 86 86

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