Isagawa wins McGuire Invitational

Oregon junior Cassy Isagawa, a Baldwin High School graduate, earned her second collegiate win on Saturday, taking the title at the Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., with a record-tying score.

Isagawa closed with a 4-under-par 69 at the University of New Mexico Championship Course for a three-round total of 12-under 207 – that tied former Oregon player Kendra Little for the lowest score at the tournament, which began in 1957, and tied for the second-best score in program history.

Pepperdine’s Marissa Chow (68) finished in second place, six shots back.

“I was just playing well,” Isagawa was quoted as saying on the University of New Mexico athletics website.

Isagawa had five birdies and a bogey in her round. She birdied the third, sixth and seventh holes Saturday, and played the front nine at 8 under for the tournament.

“Of course Cassy stayed strong throughout the tournament,” Ducks coach Ria Scott said on the school’s athletics website. “She was in control the entire time and really built on her confidence. She has come into this year extremely committed and it has been felt by the entire team.”

Oregon was second in the team competition, closing with an even-par 292 to finish at 1-over 877, 12 shots behind Pepperdine, which tied the tournament’s final-round team record set by the 2009 Waves with a 284.