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University of Oregon Facts Location: Eugene, Ore. Founded / Enrollment: 1876 / 24,000 Nickname: Ducks Colors: Green and Yellow Conference: Pacific-12 Interim President: Robert Berdahl Athletics Director: Rob Mullens Faculty Representative: James O’Fallon Athletic Department Phone: (541) 346-4481 Athletic Department TTY: (541) 346-1021 Web site: www.GoDucks.com

Women’s Golf Team Quick Facts

Head Coach: Ria (Quiazon) Scott, Third Year (California ‘03) Assistant Coach: Justin Fetcho, First Year (South Florida ‘07) Phone / FAX: (541) 346-5917 / -2244 Mailing Address: 2727 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, OR 97401 E-mail: riascott@uoregon.edu Home Golf Courses: Eugene Country Club, Emerald Valley Golf Club, Shadow Hills CC 2011 Pac-10 Finish: 7th 2011 West Regional Finish: 9th Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 4/3

Media Services Information

Address: 2727 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401 Phone (541): 346-5488; Fax: 346-2244 Director: Dave Williford, Senior Assistant AD Assistant Director/Golf Contact: Geoff Thurner, Cell: (541) 520-2036 E-mail: gthurner@uoregon.edu Associate Director: Greg Walker Assistant Directors: Chris Geraghty, Andrew McNamara, Andria Wenzel Intern: Christina Hilliard Web Site: www.GoDucks.com

Interview Requests: All requests for player and coach interviews should be directed at least 24 hours in advance to Geoff Thurner of UO Athletics Media Services. Credits: The 2012 Oregon golf media guide

was designed, written and edited by Geoff Thurner. Photos courtesy of Eric Evans, John Giustina, Jack Liu, Oscar Palmquist, Chris Pietsch, Geoff Thurner. Copyright 2012.

Funds: This publication was made possible through

contributions to the UO’s Duck Athletic Fund. For more information on joining the organization, write Associate Athletic Director Herb Yamanaka, 2727 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401. The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This publication will be made available in accessible formats upon request.

2012 DUCK WOMEN’S GOLF Front (L-R): Cassy Isagawa, Cali Hipp, Avery Sills, Monica Petchakan, Ashley Edwards. Back: Head Coach Ria Scott, Raphaela Dyer, Cheyenne Hickle, Assistant Coach Justin Fetcho

Table of Contents Quick Facts / Credits............................................ 1

2010-11 Results...................................................23

2011-12 Season Outlook............................... 2-3

Oregon Home Courses.....................................25

Team Roster............................................................2

Oregon Golf History..........................................26

2011-12 Team Photo........................................... 3

All-Time Coaches...........................................27

20101Fall Results.............................................. 3-4

All-Time Career Records . ...........................28

Head Coach Ria Scott Profile............................5

All-Time Season/Tournament Bests.......29

Assistant Coach Justin Fetcho Profile............6

Conference Results.......................................30

Golfer Profiles...................................................8-14

NCAA & Regional Results............................32

Ashley Edwards................................................8

Tournament Champions.............................33

Cheyenne Hickle............................................10

Tournament Results.....................................34

Avery Sills.........................................................12

All-Americans / All-Pac-10 Honorees.....35

Raphaela Dyer................................................14

UO Award Winners........................................36

Cali Hipp...........................................................16

Letterwinners.................................................38

Cassy Isagawa.................................................17

Administration Profiles.....................................39

Monica Petchakan.........................................18

Pac-12 Profile.......................................................40

Fun with the Ducks............................................21

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OUTLOOK

In her third year at the helm, Duck head coach Ria Scott couldn’t be more excited about the direction of the Oregon women’s golf team. In her first season in 2009-10, the Ducks made their first NCAA trip in 10 years and logged their highest Pac-12 finish (third) and second-best regional finish (sixth). Last season, Oregon celebrated a pair of tournament victories, broke its season scoring average (299.64) by more than a full stroke, and finished one stroke shy of an NCAA return in the West Regional. Now in 2012, the Ducks sport one of their youngest rosters ever, but foster similar postseason goals. In the fall, the new-look squad combined on an impressive 295.8 scoring average – four strokes ahead of last season’s record season mark. Among its three-top five finishes, Oregon also demolished its school tourney scoring record in the Stanford Intercollegiate by nine strokes, thanks to a four-under tourney total (848). “It was a great start to our season,” Scott said. “Nobody knew what to expect coming in, including the media. Some even called it a rebuilding year. But that fired us up, and we proved a lot of people wrong. After Stanford, I think our players realized that we can do more than just make it to Nationals. We can also finish strong there, too.” In return for its success, UO climbed as high as 12th in the Golfstat fall national rankings, and was tabbed 14th by Golfweek at season’s end. This year’s seven-person squad is balanced by a combination of championship -tested veterans and one of the nation’s top freshman classes. Leading the returnees, senior Ashley Edwards and junior Cheyenne Hickle have proven key scorers in past postseason runs. Junior Avery Sills made a career-high five appearances last fall, and sophomore Raphaela Dyer is the lone veteran that played all 11 events in 2010-11. Likewise, Oregon’s trio of freshmen also sport impressive resumes and played key roles in the fall.

Ashley Edwards, Cassy Isagawa and Cheyenne Hickle (clockwise from top).

2011-12 Duck Roster

Cassy Isagawa ended the fall ranked 11th nationally and tops among freshmen with her 72.25 Golf Stat scoring average, thanks to nine rounds of par or better. Cali Hipp and Monica Petchakan were regulars in the starting line-up and contributed key scores in the team’s scoring record in the Stanford Intercollegiate and fourth-place finish against many of the nation’s top teams. “Cassy, Cali and Monica have been huge additions, “Scott said, “not only on the course but also to the team chemistry. They are so fun to be around, and all were Oregon fans before they got here. They are truly committed to raising this program to a new level, and are proud 2011 ‘10-11 Career to wear the ‘O’ on and off the course.”

Name Ht. Hd. Yr.-Ex. Hometown (High School) Fall Raphaela Dyer 5-9 Rt. So.-1L Swanmore, England (Peter Symonds) 75.5 Ashley Edwards 5-4 Rt. Sr.-3L Oakley, Calif. (Deer Valley) 76.1 Cheyenne Hickle 5-10 Rt. Jr.-2L Gilbert, Ariz. (Gilbert) 74.4 Cali Hipp 5-7 Rt. Fr.-HS Caldwell, Idaho (Middleton) 75.2 Cassy Isagawa 5-3 Rt. Fr.-HS Wailuku, Hawai’i (Baldwin) 72.3 Monica Petchakan 5-3 Rt. Fr.-HS Encino, Calif. (North Hollywood) 77.7 Avery Sills 5-6 Rt. Jr.-2L Portland, Ore. (Lincoln) ——

Head Coach: Ria Quiazon Scott (California ‘03); Assistant Coach: Justin Fetcho (USF ‘07)

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Avg. 76.4 76.2 76.0 —— —— —— 79.0

Avg. 76.2 76.2 76.7 75.2 72.3 77.7 79.2

Edwards and Hickle are already easy to spot in the Oregon record books and rank top five all-time career-wise in several categories. The pair are tied for fifth all-time in rounds of par or better (12), and stand fourth and fifth in career scoring (76.07 / 76.21), respectively. “Ashley is committed to having a great senior year,” Scott said. “She is the consummate team player and committed to keeping everyone involved, especially taking in the freshmen

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Season at the start of the season. She’s hitting it well and had some key under-par rounds in the fall. She has a great short game and always grinds it out for the team when it matters most.” The Oakley, Calif., native has paced the team in 15 career rounds and three tourneys, including last year’s Pacific Coast Intercollegiate (second, 220) when she shot a four-under 68 in the finale – UO’s fourth-best round ever. A three-time Pac-12 and NCAA Regional qualifier, she ranked 156th nationally as a junior by Golfstat (75.20) at the end of the spring of 2011, and her seven rounds of par or better and season average (75.40) stood as the sixth- and eighth-best marks in school history. Last fall, Hickle paced the squad in four rounds to give her 20 honors career-wise, and was the only Duck to finish top 30 in all four events. As a freshman in 2009-10, she helped key UO to one its best spring campaigns ever after she carded UO’s low score in 10 of her 19 rounds, including two in both the NCAA Central Regional and NCAA Championships. “Cheyenne had her best fall and stayed really consistent,” Scott said. “She became one of the best finishers on the team, and showed this when she scored par or better on all her back nine’s at Stanford. She has a new confidence, and maintains a really balanced life off the course that has boosted her game.” Junior and former prep state champion Avery Sills comes off her busiest collegiate campaign in 2010-11. The Portland product competed in five events and logged the four best rounds of her career. She is also one of the team’s most experienced internationally after she competed in the Pacific-12 All Stars tour in 2010. As a prep, the Lincoln High School product was a two-time state champion and added third place as a senior. “Avery pushes everyone on the squad,” Scott said, “and continues to work hard. She is another great personality that adds to our chemistry and is a key part of the team.” Sophomore Raphaela Dyer was one of the conference’s top newcomers last year and logged an impressive first fall that included three under-par rounds. By season’s end she had led the team in five rounds, and ranked top three on the squad in the final standings of five events. Two of her high points were top-10 overall finishes in the Las Vegas Showdown (sixth) and Pacific Coast Intercollegiate (10th).

2012 Duck Women’s Golf Team (L-R): Head Coach Ria Scott, Raphaela Dyer, Cali Hipp, Cassy Isagawa, Ashley Edwards, Monica Petchakan, Avery Sills, Cheyenne Hickle, Assistant Coach Justin Fetcho

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OUTLOOK

The British import arrived in Eugene as one of her country’s top juniors after she won the 2009 English Schools National Championship. In April of 2009, she added a Faldo Series Tournament victory at the Walton Heath Golf Club and earned an invitation to the 2009 Faldo Series Championship in Brazil. “It feels like Raffi has been around for more than just a year since she has made such an impact on this program,” Scott said. “She was really consistent for us in the fall scoring-wise. We have no doubt that she will play a big part in our run to postseason.” After she enjoyed perhaps Oregon’s greatest fall campaign ever, freshman Cassy Isagawa was rewarded with a spot on the Golf World Midseason All-Freshman Team. Among her 12 rounds, she led the squad nine times, and carded five under-par scores and four more at par. Not surprisingly, the Wailuku, Hawai’i native already ranks fifth all-time for UO in a season for rounds of par or better (9) and eighth career-wise. She shined in particular at the Stanford Intercollegiate as her nine-under tourney score was UO’s second-best ever (-9). Likewise, her four-under season best second and third rounds tied UO’s sixth-best scores ever. Prior to her Duck career, she played on the winning 2010 Junior Ryder Cup after she won the Junior PGA Championships. She also placed second in the Junior World Championships and was a Hawai’i prep champion. “Cassy is a natural talent with a balanced, diverse game,” Scott said. “She has unbelievable focus and is an exciting, dynamic player to watch.” Freshman Cali Hipp also staked one of UO’s best-ever tourney showings in the Stanford event last October. The Caldwell, Idaho na-

Fall Season Best Individual Scores / Finishes Top-15 Finishes Duck, Year, Fall Tournament, Place, Rounds Avg. Cassy Isagawa, Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, 2nd-t, 72-71-72-215 71.7 Cassy Isagawa, Stanford Intercollegiate, 3rd, 67-67-70-204 68.0 Cassy Isagawa, Golfweek Conference Ch., 11th-t, 77-71-77-225 75.0 Additional Top-30 Finishes Duck, Year, Fall Tournament, Place, Rounds Avg. Ashley Edwards, Edean Ihlanfeldt Inv., 12th-t, 77-75-76-228 76.0 Cali Hipp, Stanford Intercollegiate, 16th-t, 71-70-72-213 71.0 Cheyenne Hickle, Stanford Intercollegiate, 20th-t, 70-71-73-214 71.3 Ashley Edwards, Golfweek Conference Ch., 21st-t, 73-76-79-228 76.0 Cheyenne Hickle, Edean Ihlanfeldt Inv., 21th-t, 76-76-77-229 76.3 Raphaela Dyer, Edean Ihlanfeldt Inv., 25th-t, 76-75-79-230 76.7 Cheyenne Hickle, Golfweek Conference Ch., 27th-t, 72-75-82-229 76.3 Cheyenne Hickle, SEC-Pac-12 Challenge, 30th-t, 75-70-76-221 73.6 Monica Petchakan, Edean Ihlanfeldt Inv., 30th-t, 82-74-77-233 77.7 Individual Best Tournament Scores Duck, Year, Fall Tournament, Place, Rounds-Score Avg. Cassy Isagawa, Stanford Intercollegiate, 3rd (p71), 67-67-70-204 -9 Cassy Isagawa, Edean Ihlanfeldt Inv., 2nd-t, 72-71-72-215 -1 Cali Hipp, Stanford Intercollegiate, 16th-t (p71), 71-70-72-213 E Cheyenne Hickle, Stanford Intercolleg., 20th-t (p71), 70-71-73-214 +1 Ashley Edwards, Stanford Intercolleg., 20th-t (p71), 74-73-70-217 +4 Cassy Isagawa, Golfweek Conference Ch., 11th-t, 77-71-77-225 +9 Raphaela Dyer, Stanford Intercolleg., 20th-t (p71), 76-74-75-225 +12 Ashley Edwards, Golfweek Conference Ch., 21st-t, 73-76-79-228 +12

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OUTLOOK tive shot an even par score for three rounds (16th, 71-70-72-213) and tied UO’s 15th-ever best tourney mark — thanks to her first collegiate rounds of par or better.

2011 Fall Results Player Cassy Isagawa Cheyenne Hickle Cali Hipp Raphaela Dyer Ashley Edwards Monica Petchakan

Rounds 12 12 9 11 12 6

Low 67x2 70x2 70 70 70 73

Avg. 72.3 74.7 75.2 75.5 76.1 77.7

Golfweek Conference Challenge, P72, 9/19-21 Team 5th, 297-293-295 885 Cassy Isagawa 11t,h-t, 77-71-77 225 Ashley Edwards 21th-t, 73-76-79 228 Cheyenne Hickle 27th, 72-75-82 229 Cali Hipp 43t,h-t, 76-82-75 233 Raphaela Dyer 89th, 76-NS-76 ‑‑‑‑ Edean Ihlanfedlt Invitational, P72, 10/3-5/11 Cassy Isagawa 2th-t, 72-71-72 215 Ashley Edwards 12th-t, 77-75-76 228 Cheyenne Hickle 21th-t, 76-76-77 229 Raphaela Dyer 25th-t, 76-75-79 230 Monica Petchakan 30th-t, 82-74-77 233 Stanford Intercollegiate, P71, 10-14 Cassy Isagawa 3th, **67-**67-70 204 Cali Hipp 16th-t, 71-**70-72 213 Cheyenne Hickle 20th-t, **70-71-73 214 Ashley Edwards 35th-t, 74-73-*70 217 Raphaela Dyer 67th, 76-*74-75 225 Monica Petchakan 79th-t, 73-80-80 (Ind.) 233 SEC / PAC-12 Challenge, P72, 10/21-23 Cheyenne Hickle 30th, 75-**70-76 Cassy Isagawa 39th-t, 72-79-72 Raphaela Dyer 44th-t, 75-75-*74 Cali Hipp 79th-t, 82-76-73 Ashley Edwards 107th-t, 79-82-80 * Season Low ** Career Low

Raphaela Dyer

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As a prep, the Caldwell, Idaho native was a three-time Junior PGA Championship qualifier, and last summer won the Junior Rocky Mountain PGA title by nine shots. In 2010, she was tabbed 26th in the Golfweek prep senior class, and was a two-time Idaho prep state champion and multiple Idaho age-group titlist. “Cali stepped right in during the fall, and made a big difference,” Scott said. “She ranked third in scoring and was in our top five quite a bit. She’s really tough mentally, and great with strategy on the course. She pays attention to adjustments that she needs to make and looks where she can score well and where to avoid trouble.” Freshman Monica Petchakan also competed in two fall events for the Ducks, and placed 30th in her collegiate debut in the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational. The Encino, Calif., product logged rounds of 74 or better in each event, and her season-low 73 came on the challenging Stanford Golf Course. As a prep, the U.S. Junior Championship qualifier won SCPGA Junior Tour and Toyota Tour Cup Championships, and was a two-time L.A. city champion. “Monica has been a workhorse and pushes everybody from top to bottom,” Scott said. “When she gets her confidence and putting on track she will make an even bigger difference.” The Ducks’ all-star spring schedule will take them to all ends of the country from Tennessee to L.A, to New Orleans and Hawai’i. Also, included in its five-stop spring schedule is its second annual Pacific Coast Intercollegiate (April 16-17) that Oregon will host at Half Moon Bay. The postseason kicks off with the Pac-12 Championships, hosted by Washington State, April 27-29. Seven Pac-12 programs advanced to the NCAA Championships last year – UCLA (first), USC (fifth), California (12th), Arizona (15th), Washington (16th), Arizona State (17th) and Stanford (23rd) – while Oregon and Colorado ended the year ranked 34th and 36th nationally. “We were tested and played well at some great fall tournaments, including two of the toughest fields this year at Stanford and Knoxville,” Scott said. “Those experiences, plus a strong spring schedule, will really help prepare us for the postseason. Our spring schedule features variety, both in the teams we face and the types of golf courses and grasses we will be exposed to. We want to see it all in the regular season so that we can be prepared for any type of situation come regionals and nationals.” The three, 24-team NCAA Regionals will be held May-10-12 at State College, Pa., Columbus, Ohio and Erie, Colo. The NCAA Championships follows two weeks later at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn., May 22-25. “The team has only started to realize its potential,” Scott said, “so it’s an exciting time. They love being around each other, and do not care if it is a freshman or senior leading the way. They understand they are all the same once they step on the course, and are committed to building a bright future for the Ducks.”

Cali Hipp

Monica Petchakan

Avery Sills

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