ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Junior Cassy Isagawa won the Branch Law/Firm Dick McGuire Invitational on Saturday with the second-best 54-hole score in program history, a 12-under par 207 at the UNM Championship course. The two-time All-Pac-12 selection carded a four-under par (69) final round to earn her second career tournament win, besting the runner-up score by six strokes.
The Ducks placed runner-up in the 16-team field with a three-round score of 877 (+1) behind three top-11 individual finishes. Oregon carded an even-par final round score of 292 after opening the tournament with rounds of 299 (+7) and 286 (-6). Oregon's six-under par second round set a program record for low scores vs. par, topping the previous record of five-under at the 2008 UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational. Oregon's 54-hole tally of 877 is the fourth best mark in program history.
"I am very proud of how the team grinded out their scores today," said head coach Ria Scott. "They are quickly learning the value of every single shot. I am especially proud of their performance considering this lineup has never seen the UNM Championship course."
Isagawa (1st), freshman Cathleen Santoso (6th) and Caroline Inglis (T11th) each recorded top-11 individual finishes to lead Oregon to a consecutive top-five team finish.
Isagawa's 54-hole tally of 207 is tied for second in program history with Kendra Little, who shot an identical 12-under 207 at this tournament in 2009. She made 16 birdies in the tournament. Her four-under final round was fueled by a 33 (-3) on the front nine with birdies on holes 3, 6 and 7. She carded a one-under 34 on the back side, making birdies on the par-four 13th and 15th holes. The Wailuku, Hawai'i, native carded a three-under 70 and a five-under 68 on Friday.
"Of course Cassy stayed strong throughout the tournament," said Scott. "She was in control the entire time and really built on her confidence. She has come into this year extremely committed and it has been felt by the entire team."
Santoso, playing in the second collegiate tournament of her young career, placed sixth with a three-round score of 217 (-2). The Sydney, Australia, native played her final round at two-under par (71) without a single bogey on the scorecard. She made birdie on the par-three 3rd hole and the par-five 1st hole. She carded a 75 (+2) in the first round of the tournament before responded with a two-under (71) in the second round. Santoso made seven birdies and 42 pars in the tournament.
Sophomore Caroline Inglis tied for 11th with a 54-hole score of 220 (+1), notching a second straight top-11 individual finish to open the season. The hometown product carded a one-over par (74) closing round with four birdies. She carded rounds of 75 (+2) and 71 (-2) on Friday. Inglis made 10 birdies on the weekend.
Junior Monica Petchakan tied for 51st in the field with a three-round score of 233 (+14). She shot a five-over par 78 in today's final round with a birdie on the 6th and 10th holes. Petchakan carded a 79 (+6) and 76 (+3) in the opening two rounds.
Junior Cali Hipp carded a three-round score of 244 (+25) and tied for 77th in the field. Hipp shot an 81 (+8) in today's closing round with a birdie on her final hole. She carded an 83 (+10) and 80 (+7) on Friday.
Freshman Marcella Pranovia and senior Raphaela Dyer competed individually for the Ducks. Pranovia, a native of Bali, Indonesia, carded a 54-hole score of 234 (+15) to tie for 56th. She carded a three-over 76 in today's round. Dyer tied for 81st, carding a 54-hole tally of 246 (+27).
Oregon returns to action Oct. 8-9 with the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash. The three-round tournament is held at the Sahalee Country Club.
Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational
1. Pepperdine (290-291-284 - 865/-11)
2. Oregon (299-286-292 - 877/+1)
3. Iowa State (297-292-289 - 878/+2)
4. Northwestern (296-293-295 - 884/+8)
5. UC Davis (300-288-300 - 888/+12)
6. San Diego State (303-298-294 - 895/+19)
7. Colorado (295-304-297 - 896/+20)
8. New Mexico (307-301-293 - 901/+25)
9. Oregon State (299-306-304 - 909/+33)
9. UNLV (301-309-299 - 909/+33)
11. Texas Tech (309-306-307 - 922/+46)
12. Iowa (311-311-305 - 927/+51)
13. Nevada (314-314-308 - 936/+60)
13. Fresno State (306-312-318 - 936/+60)
15. UTEP (309-317-317 - 943/+67)
16. Wyoming (320-311-326 - 957/+81)