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Thanks to a steady second nine, UO holds ground in Tempe
Release Date: 04/06/2014
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Oregon women’s golf team recovered from a shaky start by playing its second nine at even par from its counting scorers, placing 10th at the PING/ASU Invitational. The No. 30 Ducks carded a 297 (+9) in Sunday’s closing round at the ASU Karsten Golf Course and finished with a 54-hole score of 884 (+20).

The stacked 15-team field consisted of 12 teams ranked in the top 35 by  With rounds of 291 (+3), 296 (+8) and 297 (+9), Oregon finished above three ranked teams, including No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 12 Vanderbilt.

South Carolina took home the team trophy with a three-round tally of 853 (-11). Duke’s Celine Boutier claimed medalist honors at eight-under par (208) on the weekend.

After a challenging tournament last week, junior Cassy Isagawa returned to form by playing the PING/ASU Invitational at even par.  The two-time All-Pac-12 selection tied for 12th in the 81-player field to tally her seventh top 20 finish this season. In today’s closing round, Isagawa birdies holes No. 1, 4 and 14 and notched 11 pars. Isagawa lowered her team-best stroke average to 72.34.

Freshman Marcella Pranovia showed her mettle this weekend with three consistent scores to place 32nd. The Bali, Indonesia, native fired rounds of 73 (+1), 73 (+1) and 74 (+2). Pranovia played the ASU Karsten Course’s three par-five holes at two-under par today, and three-under on the tournament.

Sophomore Caroline Inglis tied for 33rd individually with a three-round score of 221 (+5). Only one player in the field made more pars on the tournament than Inglis, who tallied 41. Inglis closed the tournament by making a birdie on her final hole - the par-four ninth hole.

Junior Cali Hipp fired a 78 (+6) in today’s closing round to finish with a 54-hole mark of 231 (+15), tying for 67th. Hipp made 13 pars in her final round, but didn’t post any red numbers on her scorecard.

With a 234 (+18) on the tournament, freshman Cathleen Santoso tied for 69th. She carded a 76 (+4) in today’s final round, making birdie on holes No.  7, 13 and 14.

Oregon will return to action next week, co-hosting the Silverado Showdown with the University of Colorado. The tournament will be held at the Silverado Resort in Napa, Calif., on April 14 and 15. 

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