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Hipp Tops Ducks in Golfweek Challenge Finale
Release Date: 09/21/2011
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VAIL, Colo. – The University of Oregon women’s golf team capped action in its season opener, the Golfweek Conference Challenge, tied for fifth place Wednesday on the Red Sky Fazio Course.

Oregon (297-304-307-908) finished nine strokes behind the event champion, Oklahoma (first, 301-307-291-899), in the 18-team field that and eight squads ranked top 40 at the end of last season.

UC Davis followed five strokes back in second place (second, 294-313-297-904) and was one of four teams from last year’s NCAA Championships on hand with Coastal Carolina (ninth-tie, 297-313-307-917), Notre Dame (ninth-tie, 302-311-304-917) and Minnesota (16th, 302-324-312-938).

Other top-five teams from Wednesday’s final results included Tulsa (third, 305-305-296-906), Pepperdine (fourth, 300-306-301-907) and Ole Miss (fifth-tie, 300-306-302-908).

UO was led by its third different player in as many rounds as freshman Cali Hipp shot the best round of her young collegiate career (43rd-tie, 76-82-75-233), and was stroke better in the final round than sophomore Raphaela Dyer (89th, 76-NS-76).

On Wednesday, Hipp ended with three birdies (#7, 9, 18), 10 par scores (#1-2, 4-6, 11, 13, 15-17), four bogeys (#3, 8, 12, 14) and one double-bogey (#10). Dyer carded two birdies (#2, 14), 11 par scores (#3-7, 9, 12-13, 15-16, 18), four bogeys (#8, 10-11, 17) and one double-bogey (#1).

In the overall standings, fellow frosh Cassy Isagawa (11th-tie, 77-71-77-225) led the squad and was one of three Ducks in the top 30 with senior Ashley Edwards (21st-tie, 73-76-79-228) and junior Cheyenne Hickle (27th-tie, 72-75-82-229).
On the par 72, 6,405-yard course, Hickle (9) ended with nine birdies and two eagles over the course of 72 holes, and other birdie counts follow: Isagawa (8 birdies, 1 eagle), Hipp (7), Dyer (6) and Edwards (5).

Overall in the individual standings, Chirapat Jao-Javanil of Oklahoma (70-75-145) climbed two places Wednesday to win by three strokes over  Natalie Gleadall of Ole Miss (second-tie, 69-74-77-220), Kristina Merkle of Tulsa (second-tie, 79-70-71-220) and Grace Na of Pepperdine (second-tie, 69-74-77-220).

Hole-by-hole results from each round are available via the website at the URL address. More tourney information is available at the website.

Looking ahead, UO has two weeks until its next competition, the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, Monday-Wednesday, October 3-5, at the Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash. More event information will be available at the website.

Golfweek Conference Challenge
Red Sky Fazio Course - Par 72, 6,405 yards
Vail, Colo.
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011

Team Results – 1, Oklahoma, 301-307-291-899. 2, UC Davis, 294-313-297-904. 3, Tulsa, 305-305-296-906. 4t, Pepperdine, 300-306-301-907. 5t, Oregon, 297-304-307-908. 5t, Ole Miss, 300-306-302-908. 7, Denver, 299-307-306-912. 8, TCU, 307-311295-913. 9t, Notre Dame, 302-311-304-917. 9t, Coastal Carolina, 297-313-307-917. 11, Georgia State, 304-319-301-924. 12t, UTSA, 304-314-312-930. 12t, Kennesaw State, 304-317-309-930. 14, Chattanooga, 305-325-302-932.15, New Mexico State, 312-311-311-934. 16, Minnesota, 302-324-312-938. 17, Pennsylvania, 313-325-321-959. 18, Western Michigan, 320-332-319-971.

Top Individuals - 1, Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma, 70-75-72-217. 2t, Natalie Gleadall, Ole Miss, 69-74-77-220. 2t, Kristina Merkle, Tulsa, 79-70-71-220. 2t, Grace Na, Pepperdine, 69-74-77-220. 5t, Marion Duverynay, Chattanooga, 72-77-72-221. 5t, Beverly Vatananugulk, UC Davis, 73-77-71-221. 7, Charlotte Lorentzen, Georgia State, 71-76-75-222. 8t, Fabiola Arriaga, UTSA, 74-74-76-224. 8t, demi Runas, UC Davis, 73-77-74-224. 8t, Anne Tanguay, Oklahoma, 75-74-75-224.

Oregon Individual Results – 11t, Cassy Isagawa, 77-71-77-225. 21t, Ashley Edwards, 73-76-79-228. 27, Cheyenne Hickle, 72-75-82-229. 43t, Cali Hipp, 76-82-75-233. 89, Raphaela Dyer, 76-NS-76.

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