No. 11 California in 11th Place After First Round of PING/ASU Invitational
April 9, 2010
TEMPE, Ariz. -
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.
12 California 296 296T4 Joanne Lee 70 70T39 Roseanne Niven 74 74T39 Pia Halbig 74 74T71 Emily Childs 78 78T71 Jackie Williams 78 78
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