Golf: Third Place After First Day
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  09/13/2010

Sept. 13, 2010


The California Golden Bear women's golf team finished the first day (two rounds) of the season-opening Ptarmigan Ram Classic in third place. Junior Daniela Holmqvist led the squad at six-under.

The Bears, who won this same tournament back-to=back in 2007 and 2008, opened with a six-over 294, ranking them in ninth place among the 17 teams, 12 strokes behind Baylor, who led the field at 282. Cal dropped nine strokes off their score in the second round, posting a 285 and moving up to third place. Colorado State lead after two rounds with a 575. Colorado was in second at 578 with Cal in third at 579.

Junior Daniela Holmqvist led the Bears in the first round, turning in a two-under 70. Holmqvist had four birdies on the front nine and had a bogey-free back nine to come in at two under par. She sat in sixth place heading into the second round. Senior Pia Halbig also had four birdies and was a stroke behind Holmqvist, coming in with a one-under 71. She was tied for 11th place overall.

Sophomore Joi Pentin, making her competitive debut for the Bears, was third with a 76 (+4). Sophomore Jackie Williams carded a 77 (+5) and junior Emily Childs scored a 78 (+6).

In the second round, which teed off on Monday just after the completion of the first round, Holmqvist improved to six-under by shooting her best round at Cal, a 68 (-4). Halbig dropped a stroke to card a two-under 70. Emily Childs went six strokes better with an even-par 72.

The tournament, hosted by Colorado State, is being held at the 6,302 yard Ptarmigan Coutnry Club in Fort Collins, Colo.

The Bears will close out the tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 14 with the final round of play.