No. 11 California Playing Fri.-Sun. at PING/ASU Invite
April 7, 2010
The No. 11 California Golden Bears women's golf team gets a final tune-up before the Pac-10 Championships, playing in the very competitive PING/ASU Invitational April 9-11 in Tempe, Ariz. The tournament will be played at ASU's Karsten Golf Course, a 6,230 yard par-72 setting for the three-day, 54-hole tournament. Live scoring will be available through Golfstat all three days. Tee times begin at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday and at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The PING/ASU is always one of the more challenging tournaments on the Bears' schedule. This season, 11 of the 17 teams competing are ranked in the top-25 in the latest Golfweek rankings including No. 1-ranked Arizona State (the host school) and No. 2-ranked UCLA. Cal has moved up to 11th in the latest rankings.
Sophomore Joanne Lee is ranked 23rd among individuals in the latest Golfweek rankings. Lee, with a 71.62 rating, is eighth among Pac-10 golfers in the rankings. Junior Pia Halbig moved back into the top-50 at No. 50. Sophomore Emily Childs is ranked 74th.
The Bears have not played in a tournament since winning the Juli Inkster Invitational in San Jose on March 9. The PING/ASU is their last event before the Pac-10 Championships begin in Eugene, Ore. on April 19.