KAILUA KONA, Hawaii -- The 19th-ranked University of Oregon women’s golf team closed the fall season on a high note Tuesday, placing fifth at the inaugural Pac-12 Preview. Oregon carded a final round 296 (+4) to finish with a 54-hole tally of 881 (+5). The tournament was held at the famously exclusive Nanea Golf Club, marking the first time Nanea opened its doors for a non-member tournament.
Led by junior Cassy Isagawa’s third place showing, three Ducks placed in the top 21 of the individual leaderboard and Oregon carded rounds of 282 (-10), 303 (+11) and 296 (+4). Oregon’s 10-under par opening round set the program record for low team round vs. par. The Ducks placed in the top six of all five fall tournaments this season, finishing with a win-loss record of 50-17.
No. 2 USC became the first winner of the Pac-12 Preview, edging top-ranked UCLA by a single stroke. UCLA’s Bronte Law earned individual medalist honors. All four teams to finish above Oregon are ranked in the top six, while Oregon defeated three opponents ranked in the top 39 by Golfstat (No. 10 Stanford, No. 13 Arizona and No. 39 Colorado).
“The team is very pleased with their performance today,” said head coach Ria Scott. “The course was demanding and the scores showed it. It is exciting to see the team continue to grow and learn.”
Isagawa – a native of Wailuku, Hawaii – recorded her 12th career top five individual finish, placing third in the 60-player field. She carded a 54-hole score of 213 (-6), her second-best tournament score of the season. She shot an even par 73 in today’s final round. After a span of three bogeys in four holes early on, Isagawa made birdie, eagle, par and birdie to get back on track. She played the back nine at 3-under (33). She opened with a 6-under 67 – the second best round in program history – and an even par 73 on Monday. Isagawa had 14 birdies at Nanea, ranking second-best in the field.
The two-time All-Pac-12 selection closes the fall season with a 72.8 stroke average through 15 rounds. She played seven rounds at or below par and recorded three top 10 individual finishes.
Freshman Cathleen Santoso placed 17th individually, capping a remarkably consistent rookie fall season with five straight top 20 individual finishes. After carding an even par 73 in today’s final round, the Australia native finished with a three-round mark of 219 and finished even par on the tournament. She opened with a career low round of 69 (-4) followed by a 77 (+4) Monday. Santoso played seven rounds at or below par in the fall with a cumulative round average of 73.5.
Sophomore Eugene product Caroline Inglis placed 21st individually with a three-round tally of 222 (+3). She broke par for the first time at Nanea today, carding a 1-under 72. She made five birdies, including a streak of three-straight, and nine pars. She carded rounds of 74 (+1) and 76 (+3) Monday. Playing in every event, Inglis finished the fall season with a 73.4 round average.
Pranovia’s two final rounds at Nanea each counted towards the team score. She carded a final round 78 (+5) today after playing her final 11 holes at 2-under to rebound from a rocky start. Pranovia carded two rounds of 77 (+4) on Monday. Pranovia competed in Oregon’s top five lineup in the past three events.
Hipp, a native of Caldwell, Idaho, shot an 82 (+9) in today’s final round. She opened with a 1-under par 72 followed by a 78 (+5) on Monday. Hipp competed in Oregon’s top five lineup in the past two tournaments.
The Ducks finished with one of its best fall seasons in the Scott era, placing fifth at the 15-team Mary Fossum Invitational, runner-up at the 16-team Dick McGuire Invitational, fourth at the 13-team Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, sixth at the 16-team Stanford Intercollegiate and finally fifth at the 12-team Pac-12 Preview. The Ducks improved from the upper-30s to No. 19 in the Golfstat rankings.
“We are very pleased with our fall season,” said Scott. “This team continues to come together both on and off the course, and we couldn’t be more excited for the spring season.”
Oregon opens the spring season Feb. 15-16 at the Peg Barnard Collegiate hosted at the Stanford Golf Course.
1. #2 USC, 284-288-289 – 861 (-15)
2. #1 UCLA, 283-287-292 – 862 (-14)
3. #5 Washington, 282-286-301 – 869 (-7)
4. #6 Arizona State, 288-294-292 – 874 (-2)
5. #19 Oregon, 282-303-296 – 881 (+5)
6. #10 Stanford, 292-289-302 – 883 (+7)
7. #13 Arizona, 287-293-304 – 884 (+8)
8. #27 California, 292-298-312 – 902 (+26)
T9. Oregon State, 294-312-316 – 922 (+46)
T9. Washington State, 306-303-313 – 922 (+46)
11. #39 Colorado, 306-300-317 – 923 (+47)
12. Hawaii, 312-302-319 – 933 (+57)
No. 19 OREGON|
T3. Cassy Isagawa, 67-73-73 – 213 (-6)
17. Cathleen Santoso, 69-77-73 – 219 (E)
21. Caroline Inglis, 74-76-72 – 222 (+3)
T45. Cali Hipp, 72-78-82 – 232 (+13)
T45. Marcella Pranovia, 77-77-78 – 232 (+13).