RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -- The No. 24 Oregon women’s golf team improved to 14th place after the third and final round of the SDSU Farms Invitational. Limited to just four competitors, the Ducks finished with a three-round tally of 940 (+76) to finish outside the top seven of the team leaderboard for the first time this season.
Head coach Ria Scott’s Ducks fired a 310 (+22) in today’s final round at The Farms Golf Club, their lowest round of the tournament. UO entered the tournament with a 295.9 round average. When sophomore Caroline Inglis was forced to withdraw from the tournament with an illness, UO couldn’t live up to its stellar standards.
Top-ranked USC tallied a three-round score of 861 (-3) to edge out UCLA and Stanford for the team title. USC’s Karen Chun finished eight-under par to win medalist honors.
Freshman Marcella Pranovia led the Ducks this week, tying for 29th to collect her third straight top 30 individual finish. The Bali, Indonesia, native carded rounds of 73 (+1), 80 (+8) and 72 (E). In today’s closing round, Pranovia went 36 on both sides with five birdies and nine pars. Her five birdies were the most by a UO golfer in any round this week. Her three-round tally of 225 (+9) tied for her season-best, a mark she has now hit three times.
“I learned a lot about my game this week,” said Pranovia. “Although I wasn’t comfortable with my swing during all three rounds, I learned how to play with what I have. They key for me is to stay positive and confident with myself.”
Pranovia’s fellow classmate Cathleen Santoso tied for 36th with a three-round card of 226 (+10). Santoso carded steady rounds of 75 (+3), 75 (+3) and 76 (+4). In today’s final round, the Sydney, Australia native made a team-high 14 pars.
Junior Cassy Isagawa fired a 54-hole score of 223 (+17) and tied for 52nd place. The Wailuku, Hawaii, native carded a 78 (+6) in today’s closing round after opening with rounds of 76 (+4) and 79 (+6). Isagawa birdied the par-three fifth hole and made 14 pars in today’s round.
Senior Raphaela Dyer carded an 84 (+12) today with nine pars on her scorecard.
Oregon will look to rebound next time out, April 4-6, at the ASU/PING Invitational. The tournament will be held on the ASU Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz.