PEORIA, Ariz. – The No. 22 Oregon women’s golf team broke the program record for lowest tournament score vs. par with a runner-up finish at the Westbrook Spring Invitational. The Ducks carded a 295 (+7) in Monday’s closing round to finish with a 54-hole score of 848 (-16) at the Vistas Course of the Westbrook Village Golf Course.

Oregon bested the school record for the lowest tournament score against par for the second time this season after closing at 16-under. That mark topped the old record, set this fall at the Pac-12 Preview, by six strokes. The Ducks also tied the program record for lowest overall tournament score. The Ducks previously carded an 848 (-4) at the 2011 Stanford Intercollegiate.

Junior Cassy Isagawa and freshman Cathleen Santoso placed runner-up in the 78 player field after going 9-under through three rounds. In Sunday’s opening rounds, Santoso broke the program record for lowest round in program history (63) while the Ducks twice broke the record for lowest team round in program history (279, 274).

Ohio State fired a 9-under par closing round to overtake Oregon atop the leaderboard. The Ducks beat 12 teams in the field, including three nationally ranked opponents. Oregon has placed in the top five in six-of-seven tournaments this season while posting a win-loss record of 71-22.

Santoso’s three-round score of 207 (-9) broke her previous best career tournament score by seven strokes. The Sydney, Australia, native carded a steady 2-over par (74) closing round. She had the third-most birdies of any player in the field despite not having any under par scores in her final round, making 16 pars and two bogeys. Santoso opened the tournament with a 70 (-2) and 63 (-9). Her second round beat the program record for lowest individual round by two strokes.

With her runner-up finish, Isagawa tallied her fifth top 10 finish of the season. The Wailuku, Hawaii, native’s 54-hole score of 207 is tied for her best tournament score this season.  Isagawa broke par on all three rounds and fired Oregon’s best closing round with a 1-under par, 71. She made four birdies and 11 pars in today’s closing round. She carded the most birdies (15) of any player on the field and tied for first in par-three scoring (-3) and par-five scoring (-6).  

Sophomore Caroline Inglis secured her fourth top 11 finish on the year, tying for 11th at 1-under par (215) on the tournament. Inglis birdied holes No. 3, 9 and 15 to shoot a 73 (+1) in today’s final round after carding consecutive 71s (-1) on Sunday. Inglis’ 215 bested her previous top score of the season by three strokes.

Junior Cali Hipp tied for 42nd with a three-round score of 225 (+9) after carding rounds of 70, 78 and 77. Hipp made 14 pars and birdied the par-three 11th hole in today’s closing round.  The Caldwell, Idaho, native finished with seven birdies and 34 pars on the tournament.

Senior Raphaela Dyer carded her best tournament score of the season with a 226 (+10), tying for 63rd. After an excellent opening two rounds, Dyer dropped on the leaderboard with an 8-over (80) closing round. The Swanmore, England, native opened the tournament with rounds of 74 (+2) and 72 (E).

All five Ducks to compete lowered their season average, while the Ducks dropped their team round average nearly two strokes to 296.5 – which would be a school record if the season ended today.

Oregon returns to action next week, traveling to San Jose, Calif., for the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational. The tournament will be held March 3-4 on the Almaden Golf and Country Club.

Westbrook Spring Invitational
Team Results

1.    Ohio State – 281, 278, 279 – 838 (-26)
2.    Oregon – 279, 274, 295 – 848 (-16)
3.    Wisconsin – 286, 288, 285 – 859 (-5)
T4.  College of Charleston – 286, 285, 298 – 869 (+5)
T4.  Nebraska – 295, 287, 287 – 869 (+5)
T6.  Oregon State – 283, 297, 294 – 874 (+10)
T6.  Indiana – 287, 292, 295 – 874 (+10)
8.    Illinois – 292, 293, 290 – 875 (+11)
T9.  Kansas State – 294, 290, 292 – 876 (+12)
T9. Washington State – 294, 292, 290 – 876 (+12)
11. Iowa – 291, 294, 292 – 877 (+13)
12. Colorado State – 295, 293, 295 – 883 (+19)
13. Eastern Michigan – 295, 298, 291 – 884 (+20)
14. Tulsa – 297, 291, 297 – 885 (+21)