Women's Golf Underway in Washington

Oct. 8, 2012

By Elly Walker

Fresno, Calif.-- The Fresno State women's golf team completed day one of the three-day Edean Ihlandeldt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash. to sit in 15th place of out 16 teams. The Bulldogs posted a 39-over 328.

"It was not a great day for us, but we have to keep things in perspective," head coach Angie Cates-Moore said. "This is a very challenging golf course and very demanding. You have to be patient on this golf course. If you are trying to force shots you are going to get in trouble a lot here."

The 'Dogs teed off in sunny, 68-degree weather and faced a field of top ranked talent at the par-72, 6,054-yard Sahalee Country Club.

"Our team has never played on a golf course quite like this one and it really takes playing at least one competitive round on this golf course to get the experience you need and learn the right way to play it," Cates-Moore said.

Freshman Hannah Sodersten finished round one in a tie for 35th place out of 83 players. Sodersten shot six over par, which set her total score to 78.

Christine Uhalde made three birdies and shot eight over par for a total score of 80.

Shaylee Yano made two birdies and shot 11 over par for a total score of 83.

"We learned a lot today," Cates-Moore said. "We had some good stretches and holds out there, so now they know they can play well on this golf course. We will focus on the things we did well today and bring those out with us tomorrow."

The 'Dogs tee off round two of the Edean Ihlandeldt Invitational Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. PT. Follow the Bulldogs on www.golfstat.com.