Women's Golf Places Ninth at ASU Invitational

April 8, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. - TThe California women's golf team wrapped up the 54-hole PING/ASU Invitational in ninth place with a 909 after firing a 303 in the final round Sunday. USC carded a tournament low round of 286 to rally from fifth place to win the 15-team tournament (889) at Karsten Golf Course.

Host Arizona State finished second four strokes off the pace with an 893, and TCU was third with an 895.

Freshman Sarah Huarte led all of Cal's golfers, tying for 20th (224) after shooting a 77 in the final round. This is the second-consecutive tournament Huarte has led the Bears. Cal sophomore Vikki Laing also placed in the top 25, tying for 22nd with a 225.

Stanford's Stephanie Keever claimed medalist honors with an even par score of 216, as the first two days leader Lorena Ochoa (Arizona) fell to a tie for third (218).

Up next for the Bears is their final preparation for the Pac-10 Championship - the Peg Barnard Intercollegiate at Stanford, April 13-14

Team Scores (15 teams): 1. USC 889, 2. ASU 893, 3. TCU 895, 4t. Arizona 896, 4t. Stanford 896, 6. Tulsa 898, 7. New Mexico State 900, 8. New Mexico 907, 9. California 909, 10. UCLA 913, 11. Oregon 915, 12. Oregon State 916, 13. Washington 919, 14. San Jose State 927, 15. Washington State 955.

Top Individuals: 1. Stephanie Keever (Stanford) 216, 2. Sasha Medina (New Mexico State) 217, 3t. Lorena Ochoa (Arizona), 3t. Shannon Bar (TCU) 218, 5t. Kelli Kamimura 219, 5t. Mikaela Parmlid (USC) 219.

Cal Scores: 20t. Sarah Huarte 74-73-77-224, 22t. Vikki Laing 73-75-77-225, 28t. Ria Quiazon 76-75-75-226, 58. Anne Walker 79-82-75-236, 66. Cheryl Lala 78-86-76-240, 82t. Christine Romer 86-86-84-256.

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