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Isagawa Ties School Record, Ducks sixth in Big Easy
Release Date: 02/27/2012
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NEW ORLEANS, La.- On the second day of play, the No. 20 University of Oregon women’s golf team slipped four spots into sixth place at the 2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate. The Ducks (294-302-596) were powered by freshman Cassy Isagawa who tied the school record for lowest round at seven-under par and set a tournament record at the English Turn Golf & Country Club.

“Today’s round was a complete blur to me,” Isagawa said. “I hit the shots that I wanted to, kept focus all the way and just tried to keep things simple. I’m really happy that I tied the Oregon school record, especially as a freshman. It really means a lot and I just want to keep improving from here on out.”

The Wailuku, Hawai’i native (71-65-136) finished Monday’s round in first place at seven-under 65 on the par 72, 7,078-yard course. Her seven-under par ties Cathryn Bristow’s seven-under at the Indiana Invitational in 2008. Isagawa has led the Ducks 12 rounds in her career and has recorded seven-under par rounds.

“What was the most impressive about Cassy’s performance today was that she shot 65 when the conditions weren’t perfect,” Oregon head coach Ria Scott said. “It’s tough enough to put up a number like that in good weather, but what more in windy and wet conditions, and on a tricky golf course. She is really proving that she can compete anywhere and against anyone. We are looking forward to having her teammates set up tomorrow.”

In the team standings, No.4 USC (293-292-585) remained in first place four strokes ahead of 13th-ranked Duke (295-294-589), who currently owns the second place spot. One shot back, in third place is No. 17 Colorado (297-293-590) and in fourth place is No. 19 Baylor (297-294-591).

Early morning rains soaking the course and a chilly wind throughout the day affected many golfers. Falling back 15 spots into a tie for 16th place was freshman Cali Hipp (69-79-148), shooting 7-over 79. The Ducks also counted second round scores from sophomore Raphaela Dyer (50th-tie, 76-78-154), and senior Ashley Edwards (66th-tie, 78-82-160), while freshman Monica Petchakan (82nd-tie, 86-80-166) rounded out the Duck unit.

On the individual leaderboard, Isagawa claims the first place spot, while USC’s Lisa McCloskey (71-71-142) is six shots behind her in second place after two rounds. Baylor’s Chelsey Cothran (72-71-143) and USC’s Doris Chen (72-71-143) are one shot back in a third-place tie.

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Looking ahead, the last round will begin Tuesday morning with a shotgun start at 8:00am CT.

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