California Tied for Third at NCAA West Regional After First Round
May 6, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. -
The California Golden Bears women's golf team finished the first round of the NCAA West Regional in a tie for third place, just one stroke behind the co-leaders. Junior Pia Halbig's 68 was the second lowest score of the day.
The Bears, using their familiarity of the Stanford Golf Course, got off to a strong start on day one, turning in a 292, eight strokes over par. They will head into the second round tied with UCLA for third place and just a single stroke behind Arizona and Virginia, who both finished at seven over (291).
The Bears were led by junior Pia Halbig. Halbig posted a -3, logging birdies on a pair of front nine par-threes (the fourth and eighth holes) and another pair of back-nine birdies on par-4 holes (tenth and 15th). Only Madeline Zeigert of San Jose State posted a lower score in the opening round. Zeigert carded a 67 to lead the field.
Senior Roseanne Niven, playing in her fourth NCAA Regional, had back-to-back birdies on the seventh and eighth holes to help her enter the clubhouse at three-over (74). Sophomore Emily Childs also scored a 74. Childs, who had the first tee time of the day, started the tournament with a birdie on the par-four first hole. Sophomore Joanne Lee, the fourth score for the Bears, came in at five-over (75). Sophomore Daniela Holmqvist scored a 78.
The Bears will have the late tee times for Friday's second round, with the first Cal golfer teeing off on the tenth hole at 12:20. The action will conclude on Saturday, May 8.
The top eight teams at the conclusion of Saturday's final round will advance to the NCAA Championships, held May 18-20 in Wilmington, N.C. There are 24 teams competing for those eight slots and a total field of 122 individuals vying for the medalist honor.
Live Stats will be available through Golfstat.com. There is also a Twitter feed for the tournament (http://twitter.com/WestRegionals). Recaps will be posted at the conclusion of each round on CalBears.com.
2 Pia Halbig 68T26 Roseanne Niven 74T26 Emily Childs 74T48 Joanne Lee 76T78 Daniela Holmqvist 78
Team ScoresT1 Virginia +7 F +7 291 291T1 Arizona +7 F +7 291 291T3 UCLA +8 F +8 292 292T3 California +8 F +8 292 2925 Texas +9 F +9 293 293T6 Alabama, U. of +11 F +11 295 295T6 UNLV +11 F +11 295 2958 Ohio State +12 F +12 296 2969 Stanford +13 F +13 297 29710 Texas A&M +15 F +15 299 299T11 Iowa State +18 F +18 302 302T11 LSU +18 F +18 302 302T11 UC Irvine +18 F +18 302 30214 San Jose State Univ +19 F +19 303 30315 Colorado State Univ. +20 F +20 304 304T16 UC Davis +24 F +24 308 308T16 Arkansas, U. of +24 F +24 308 30818 Portland State Univ. +25 F +25 309 309T19 San Francisco, U. of +28 F +28 312 312T19 Idaho, University of +28 F +28 312 31221 Pennsylvania, Univ +29 F +29 313 31322 Maryland, U. of +32 F +32 316 31623 Texas State +33 F +33 317 31724 Oral Roberts Univ. +35 F +35 319 319
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