April 12, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. -- UC Davis fired a 7-over 291 team score on Saturday at the Peg Barnard Invitational - tied for the lowest of the tournament - as the Aggie women's golf team rallied to jump five places and finish in a tie for fifth at the 14-team event.
Senior Sydney Rougton finished a season-best sixth among individuals, carding a par-71 over the 6,117-yard layout at the Stanford Golf Course. The Aggies were also helped by a 72 from freshman Alice Kim and 74's from both Katie Sisler and Chelsea Stelzmiller.
The Aggies began the day in 10th place after opening with a 318 in Friday's first round but cut 27 strokes off that score to finish with a 291 on Saturday and tying winner Stanford for the lowest of the tournament. The Cardinal also posted its 291 in the second round, moving from a five-shot deficit to California to a a four-shot win over Washington.
Stanford posted a 36-hole total of 591, Washington was second at 595, Oregon State took third at 599 and San Jose State was fourth at 607. The Aggies tied Cal for fifth place at 609 with both teams comfortably ahead of seventh-place Fresno State which finished at 615.
Karrin Dickinson of Washington shot her second consecutive 71 to win the tournament with an even-par 142. Stanford's Angela King was second a shot back.
UC Davis enjoyed a standout round with four rounds in the 70's. Roughton cut six strokes off her opening-round 77 to post the Aggies' best score of the tournament and her lowest round of the year. She began the day tied for 20th before vaulting into the top 10 with her sixth-place finish.
Kim had an even more dramatic turnaround after shooting 81 on Friday but going just one shot over par on Saturday with her 72 and tying for 27th in the final standings. Sisler improved her score by four strokes to shoot 74 and tie for 21st at 152. Stelzmiller had an 82 in the first round but also lowered her score dramatically with a 74 and finishing tied for 36th at 156.
The fifth-place finish was also an improvement for UC Davis over last year's performance at the Peg Barnard Invitational when it took 10th. This year's event featured eight teams ranked among the top six by Golfweek Magazine, and had entrants from several Pac-10 schools and others from California and across the country.
PEG BARNARD INVITATIONAL
Par 71; 6,117 yards
1. Stanford, 300-291-591
2. Washington, 297-298-595
3. Oregon State, 303-296-599
4. San Jose State, 307300-607
T5. UC Davis, 318-291-609
T5. California, 295-314-609
7. Fresno State, 309-306-615
8. Colorado, 315-304-619
9. Washington State, 316-307-623
10. Hawaii, 312-312-624
11. Long Beach State, 326-304-627
12. Tennessee-Chattanooga, 321-612-633
13. UC Irvine, 321-314-635
14. Portland State, 320-320-640
1. Karinn Dickinson, Wash., 71-71-142
6. Sydney Roughton, 77-71-148
T21. Katie Sisler, 78-74-152
T27. Alice Kim, 81-72-153
T36. Chelsea Stelzmiller, 82-74-156
T53. Lauren Dobashi, 80-82-162(individual)
T70. Bryana Gregory, 83-86-169