Sept. 24, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. - The No. 10 California Golden Bear women's golf team heads back to Eastern Washington to compete at the Cougar Invitational, hosted by Washington State University. The Bears will play Monday, Sep. 24 and Tuesday, Sep 25. at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club.
The fourteen team field at the par-73, 6,200 yard course will feature 36 holes on Monday followed by a final 18 holes on Tuesday. Cal will face some stiff competition at the tournament. The other competitors will be Brigham Young, UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton, Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Idaho, Montana, Montana State, Nevada, Portland State, Sacramento State, and Santa Clara.
The Golden Bears, ranked at No. 10 in the latest GolfWeek rankings are returning to the course for the first time since the Pac-12 Championships last year, where they won their first conference title since 2003.
The Bears will feature a much different lineup than the one that won the title. Senior Jacqueline Williams, junior Nicola Roessler, and sophomore Morgan Thompson will be joined by freshmen Hannah Suh and Carly Childs. Senior Joi Pentin will compete as an individual.
"We cannot wait to get back to the site of last seasons' Pac-12 Championship at Palouse Ridge in the Cougar Invitational hosted by Washington State," said head coach Nancy McDaniel. "It will bring back awesome memories of a hard fought Pac-12 Championship and the eventual win."
The Cougar Invitational will be Cal's first event in North America this year. They finished fourth at the Topy Cup in Tanagura, Japan on Sep. 13.
Live scoring for the Cougar Invitational will be available through Golfstat.com.