Women's Golf Finishes 14th at Arizona Invitational

Feb. 21, 2001

TUCSON, Ariz. - The California women's golf team struggled in its first tournament of the spring season, finishing 14th at the 54-hole Arizona Invitational Wednesday. The Golden Bears shot a three-day total 936, while the host Arizona Wildcats took top honors against the 16-team nationally-ranked field with an 875.

Stanford climbed from fifth to second with an 883 after shooting a tournament low round of 284 over the final 18 holes. Cal, which also was in 14th after day two, fired a final round of 314.

Sophomore Ria Quiazon led the Bears by tying for 31st place with a 229. She shot a collegiate-career low round of 74 Wednesday to move up from a tie for 46th.

Arizona's Lorena Ochoa won a playoff with Duke's Candy Hannemann to win the tournament. Both athletes shot a three-under-par 213. USC's Candie Kung and Stanford's Stephanie Keever finished two shots back at 215.

California next hosts the annual Bay Area Classic, Feb. 26-27, at Hiddenbrooke Country Club in Vallejo.

Women's Golf AgateArizona Invitational - FINALRaven at Sabino Springs Country ClubPar 72, 6776 yards

Team Scores (16 teams total)1. Arizona 875, 2. Stanford 883, 3. Duke 888, 4. USC 892, 5. New Mexico State 899, 6. Texas 900, 7. Pepperdine 906, 8. Washington 908, 9. Tulsa 914, 9. Arizona State 914, 11. UCLA 917, 12. New Mexico 919, 13. San Jose State 925, 14. California 936, 15. Oregon 942, 16. Nevada 954.

Top 5 Individuals1. Lorena Ochoa, Arizona 213*, 2. Candy Hannemann, Duke 213, 3. Candie Kung, USC 215, 3. Stephanie Keever, Stanford 215, 5. Natalie Gulbis, Arizona 216.

Cal Scores31t. Ria Quiazon 76-79-74-229, 47t. Sarah Huarte 73-80-79-232, 62t. Anne Walker 81-78-78-237, 67t. Vikki Laing 76-83-81-240, 73t. Cheryl Lala 79-83-81-243, 81t. Amber Reilly+ 83-76-88-247.

+ competed as an individual* winner

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