Oct. 1, 2008
BERKELEY, Calif. - The 2008-09 2008 California women's golf team, winners of its first two fall tournaments, look to continue its success as the Golden Bears travel to Washington for the 2008 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 6-8, at the Sahalee Golf and Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.
The Sahalee Golf and Country Club is a 6,127-yard, par-72 course designed by Ted Robinson. The course is considered by many to be one of the top courses in the United States and will host the 2010 U.S. Senior Open. The 54-hole tournament will include one round of 18-holes each day. Teams will tee off from the first and 10th holes beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, 10 a.m. Tuesday, and 8 a.m. Wednesday.
The Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational will feature a field of 13 teams including Cal, BYU, Long Beach State, Eastern Washington, Idaho, New Mexico State, Oregon, Oregon State, San Francisco, Stanford, New Mexico, Washington and Washington State. The Bears' lineup will feature seniors Allison Goodman and Shannon Yocum, freshmen Angela Villela and Diane Kwon, and sophomore Andrea Waters.
After opening the season capturing the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic in Fort Collins, Colo. on Sept. 8-9, the Bears won the Badger Invitational in Verona, Wis. by 13 strokes over host Wisconsin last weekend. It was the first time the Cal has won two straight tournaments since 2003, when it won three in a row during its fall season en route to a seven tournament wins during the year.
The Bears have gotten strong performances from its entire lineup during the first two tournaments. Senior Shannon Yocum captured medalist honors at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic by finishing at 8-under (208). Sophomore Pia Halbig paced Cal at the Badger invitational by posting a 3-over (219) which was good for fourth place.
Results of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational will be available on golfstat.com or gohuskies.com.