California Tied for Third at NCAA West Regional After First Round

May 6, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. -

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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.

Cal Scores

2 	Pia Halbig  	68T26 	Roseanne Niven 	74T26 	Emily Childs 	74T48 	Joanne Lee 	76T78 	Daniela Holmqvist 	78

Team Scores

T1 	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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