Oct. 15, 2008
The 2008-09 California women's golf team looks to capture another tournament victory as the Golden Bears hop across the bay to compete in the 2008 Stanford Intercollegiate Friday-Sunday, Oct. 17-19, at the Stanford University Golf Course in Stanford Calif.
The Stanford University Golf Course is a 6,117-yard, par-71 course designed by William Bell and George C. Thomas, Jr. The 54-hole tournament will include one round of 18 holes played each day. Teams will tee off at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and a 7:30 start time is set for Sunday.
The field at the Stanford Intercollegiate will feature 16 teams from across the country. California will match up against host Stanford, Arizona, Arkansas, Duke, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Oregon State, Pepperdine, Southern California, Texas, UCLA, UNLV, Vanderbilt and Washington. The Bears' lineup will include seniors Shannon Yocum and Allison Goodman, sophomore Pia Halbig, and freshmen Diane Kwon and Angela Villela. Junior Roseanne Niven will be competing as an individual.
"We are really looking forward to seeing how we stack up against the nation's best," said Coach Nancy McDaniel, "Stanford is a course that we like, it sets up well for us and we usually have a good group of specators. We are looking forward to a fun weekend."
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 on Sept. 27-28. It was the first time 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. Most recently, the Bears finished tied for fourth at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash., on Oct. 6-8.
Last year, the Bears placed fifth in the Stanford Intercollegiate by posting a three-day score of 890 (+38). Junior Roseanne Niven paced Cal with a score of 218, tying her for 11th in the tournament.
The entire Bear lineup has looked solid this season, and is being paced by sophomore Pia Halbig, who is posting an 18 hole average of 71.7 through six rounds. Two Californians, seniors Shannon Yocum (73.7/9 rounds) and Allison Goodman (73.9/9 rounds), have posted strong scores for the Bears in all three tournaments.
Live scoring and results of the Stanford Intercollegiate will be available on golfstat.com.