Oct. 10, 2007
(Sammamish, WA) - USF women's golf shot a 304 on the final round of the 2007 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, finishing the event in eighth place with a score of 915 (316, 295, 304) in play concluding Wednesday at Sahalee Country Club. After a tough opening round, the Dons bounced back to finish strong over their last 36 holes on the par-72 course playing at 6,127 yards.
Sophomore Danielle Cvitanov led San Francisco with a fourth place finish at 220 (77, 69, 74) in her first event in the Green and Gold. The UC Davis transfer was just three shots off the pace of Arizona's Alison Walshe and USC's Belen Mozo, who captured medalist honors in the playoff.
Senior Jessica Potter carded a one-over 73 in the final round finishing in a logjam in 15th place at 224 (79, 72, 73). Sophomore Christina Stockton finished tied for 25th at 228 (77, 76, 75). Potter and Cvitanov both led the team with 15 holes at par or better over the final 18 holes.
Southern California won the team title at 882 (296, 291, 295), followed by Arizona State at 891 (301, 295, 295), nine strokes in front of Oregon at 900 (307, 290, 303). Arizona ended up fourth at 902 (305, 296, 301) and California rounded out the top-five with a 903 (305, 297, 301).
San Francisco beat several ranked schools in the event, including No. 23 BYU, who finished ninth at 920, No. 35 Washington State finished at 924 in 11th, while No. 11 New Mexico shared 12th place with tournament host Washington with a 926.
"I was pleased with the way we bounced back after a tough first round," USF head coach Ria Quiazon said. "Sahalee is a very demanding golf course and par is a very good score here. The team is excited and looking forward to continuing the rest of the fall season. It was great being able to play with Cal Stanford and Pepperdine today."
USF returns to action when it competes in the Rainbow Fall Classic, hosted by the University of Hawaii. The tournament begins Tuesday, October 30 in Kapolei.