No. 11 California in 11th Place After First Round of PING/ASU Invitational

April 9, 2010

TEMPE, Ariz. -

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The No. 11 California Golden Bears finished the first round of the PING/ASU Invitational in 11th place with an eight-over 296 at the par-72, 6230 yard Karsten Golf Course on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe, Ariz. The host school, Arizona State, leads after the first round with a nine-under 279.

Sophomore Joanne Lee had the low round for the Bears, carding a two-under 70. Lee opened her round with a birdie on the par-five tenth, adding three more birdies on the afternoon, two on par 5's (17, 5) and one on the par-four second hole. She finished the first round in a tie for sixth place among individuals. Arizona State's Carlota Ciganda and Tulsa's Kristina Merkle tied for the day one individual lead at four-under (68).

Senior Roseanne Niven had one of her best rounds of the season, scoring a +2 74. Junior Pia Halbig also finished at two-over for the day. Sophomore Emily Childs and freshman Jackie Williams both logged six-over 78's.

The Bears will be back out on the course for the second round on Saturday, April 10. The tournament concludes on Sunday, April 11. Live scoring will be available through Golfstat.

Cal Scores

12 	California 	296 	296T4 	Joanne Lee  	70 	70T39 	Roseanne Niven  	74 	74T39 	Pia Halbig  	74 	74T71 	Emily Childs  	78 	78T71 	Jackie Williams  	78 	78

Team Scores

1	Arizona State	-9 		2792	Southern California	-7 		2813	Purdue	-1 		287T4	Alabama, U. of	+3 		291T4	UCLA	+3 		291T4	New Mexico	+3 		291T4	Denver, Univ. of	+3 		291T8	Arizona	+4 		292T8 	Oklahoma State	+4 		29210 	Pepperdine	+7 		29511 	California	+8 		29612 	Stanford	+9 		29713 	Texas	+11 		29914 	San Jose State Univ	+13 		30115	Washington	+14 	 	30216  	Tulsa	+18 		30617  	Washington State U.	+20 		308 
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