Thursday, October 11, 2007


Roseanne Niven from Crieff, a second-year student at the University of California Berkeley, achieved her highest finish yet on the American women’s college golf circuit by sharing 10th place in a quality field of 82 players at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational tournament at Sahalee Golf & Country Club, Sammamish in Washington State.
Roseanne, pictured right, still only 18, had rounds of 73, 76 and 73 in mainly wet weather for a total of 222 over the 6,127yd, par-72 courses.
Birdieing the second and 16th in her final round, she was the lowest scorer of the five California Berkeley team members. In all Roseanna had seven birdies and, most important, no double bogeys over the 54 holes.
Jodi Ewart from Yorkshire, a second-year student at New Mexico University, finished joint 12th with scores of 75 71 and 77 for 223. The Catterick girl, winner of the English women’s amateur stroke-play championship this past summer, had eight birdies in all but was dragged down by a double bogey 7 at the second hole of her first round and seven bogeys in her final outing.
Belen Mozo (Southern California), the Spanish girl who won both the British women’s and girls’ open amateur titles two years ago, won her first individual title on the US circuit with scores of 70, 75 and 72 for one-over-par 217.
Alison Walshe (Arizona University) matched that total with scores of 72, 69 and 76 but Belen was declared the winner with the better final round.
Southern California also won the team event by nine strokes with a total of 882. Arizona State (891) were second and Oregon (900) third. A total of 16 college teams took part.


Par 216 (3 x 72). 6,127yd
217 Belen Mozo (Southern California) 70 75 72, Alison Walshe (Arizona) 72 69 76 (Mozo won with better last round).
219 Adriana Zwanck (Arizona) 73 76 70.
Other totals:
220 Anna Nordqvist (Arizona State) 70 72 78 (jt 4th).
222 Roseanne Niven (California) 73 76 73 (jt 10th).
223 Jodi Ewart (New Mexico) 75 71 77, Azahara Munoz (Arizona State) 76 72 75 (jt 12th).
224 Dewi-Claire Schreefel (Southern California) 78 71 75.
229 Pia Halbig (California) 76 75 78 (jt 28th).
882 Southern California.
891 Arizona State.
900 Oregon.
902 Arizona.
903 California.
907 Pepperdine.