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STANFORD, Calif. – The No. 29 University of Oregon women’s golf team capped one of its greatest tourneys Sunday with a fourth-place finish in the Stanford Intercollegiate, and topped four top-10 teams and two more ranked top 30.
The Ducks (282-281-285-848) posted a four-under team score for the event – its first-ever under-par mark for three rounds - and easily broke the former five-over mark from the 2010 Branch Law Firm / Dick McGuire Invitational.
“We have been in contention every event this year,” Oregon head coach Ria Scott said, “yet the competition has gotten tougher, so to keep raising our level says a lot about our players. We again stayed relaxed, partly because we have so much fun off the course and between holes. We learned some good lessons from the first two tourneys, and tried to do exactly what we did the first two rounds and not change anything.”
Overall in the 16-team standings, No. 1 UCLA won by three strokes (277-279-286-842) over No. 10 Vanderbilt (281-279-285-845). No. 36 Washington followed in third place (277-287-283-847), one stroke ahead of UO, and No. 2 Oklahoma State followed in fifth place (287-281-282-850).
On the individual front, freshman Cassy Isagawa led UO for the sixth straight round and placed third overall (67-67-70-204). In her third collegiate tourney, the Wailuku, Hawai’i native ended with a nine-under score for the event – UO’s second-best ever behind Kendra Little’s 12-under total from the 2009 Branch Law Firm Invitational.
“I played pretty steady,” Isagawa, “and today made some good putts for par. I wasn’t too stressed out coming into today, and wanted to go out and play the best I could since each day is a different day. I’m really happy with the way I’ve been playing this fall. I was in a little rut as a senior, but told myself there was no pressure on me now that I’m a freshman, and just do the best I can.”
On Sunday, Isagawa carded three birdies (#5, 12, 13), 13 pars (#1-4, 6, 7, 9-11, 14-16, 18) and two bogeys (#8, 17).
Freshman Cali Hipp registered her best collegiate best finish (16th, 71-70-72-213) thanks to her three best rounds as a collegian, and her even-par tourney score tied for UO’s 14th-best-ever in a tournament.
Hipp counted added six birdies Sunday (#1, 7, 9-11, 15), eight pars (#3-5, 8, 12, 13, 16, 17), two bogeys (#2, 14), one double-bogey (#6) and one triple-bogey (#18).
Also on the par 71, 6,148-yard course, junior Cheyenne Hickle (20th-t, 70-71-73-214) added her first top-20 placing of the year and seventh career-wise, and her best tourney score of the season.
Senior Ashley Edwards posted her best round of the season and first at or under par to tie Isagawa for the Ducks’ top final round, and climbed 19 places on Sunday into a tie for 35th (74-73-70-217).
Sophomore Raphaela Dyer followed in 67th place (76-74-75-225), and freshman Monica Petchakan also competed as an individual and tied for 79th (73-80-80-233).
Other birdie/par counts for Duck players Sunday follow: Hickle (3/11), Edwards (5/9), Dyer (2/11), Petchkan (2/8)
For the tourney, Isagawa ended with a team-high 16 birdies over the three rounds, 31 par scores and only seven bogeys. Other Duck birdie counts for the tourney follow: Hickle (11), Hipp (10, 1 eagle), Edwards (10), Dyer (6), Petchakan (4).
“Cassy really had an amazing tournament against an incredible field.” Scott said. “Ashley came back strong today, thanks to a lot of support from her family. She’s usually comfortable on this course, and is now just waiting for a few more putts to drop. Cheyenne has really become one of our strongest finishers, and her back nine’s all three days were par or better. It was a treat to see Cali hang tough against an incredible field. I first saw her today mid-round when she was three-over, and I told her that she was a birdie or two away from being right in it, and that’s what she did.”
Overall in the individual standings, second-round leader SooBin Kim of Washington won by two strokes over Stephanie Kono of UCLA (second, 67-69-66-202).
Hole-by-hole results for the tournament are available at the www.Golfstat.com website at the http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=2865 URL address. More tournament information is available at the event host www.GoStanford.com website.
Looking ahead, UO wraps up its fall campaign next weekend in the Mercedes Benz Pac-12/SEC Challenge in Knoxville, Tenn., Fri.-Sun., Oct. 21-23. A link to www.Golstat.com live results is available at the http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=2881 URL address, and more event info is available at the www.UTladyvols.com host website.
THIRD ROUND FINAL RESULTS
Stanford Golf Course
Par 71, 6,148 yards
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Team Results - 1, UCLA, 277-279-286-842. 2, Vanderbilt, 281-279-285-845. 3, Washington, 277-287-283-847. 4, Oregon, 2828-281-285-848. 5, Oklahoma State, 287-281-282-850. 6, USC, 284-280-288-852. 7, Arizona State, 285-286-289-860. 8, Kent State, 290-286-285-861.. 9, UC Davis, 292-287-289-868. 10t, Texas, 287-290-297-874. 10t, Stanford, 282-300-292-874. 12, San Diego State, 286-291-298-875. 13, Virginia, 296-291-876. 14, Oregon State, 293-282-303-878. 15, Denver, 293-290-298-881. 16, San Jose State, 295-296-306-897.
Top Individuals – 1, SooBin Kim, Washington, 66-68-66-200. 2, Stephanie Kono, UCLA, 67-69-66-202. 3, Cassy Isagawa, Oregon, 67-67-70-204. 4t, Marina Alex, Vanderbilt, 65-71-71-207. 4t, Kristen Park, USC, 70-69-68-207. 6t, Lee Lopez, UCLA, 69-68-71-208. 6t, Madison Pressel, Texas, 70-67-71-208. 6t, Lauren Stratton, Vanderbilt, 72-67-69-208. 9, Tiffany Lua, UCLA, 70-70-70-210. 10t, Four players tied at 211.
Oregon Individual Results – 3, Cassy Isagawa, 67-67-70-204. 16t, Cali Hipp, 71-70-72-213. 20t, Cheyenne Hickle, 70-71-73-214. 35t, Ashley Edwards, 74-73-70-217. 67, Raphaela Dyer, 76-74-75-225.
Oregon Individual Entry – 79t, Monica Petchakan, 73-80-80-233.
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