No. 25 Women's Golf Tied for Eighth at NCAA Central Regional

May 10, 2001

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - After the first round of the NCAA Central Regional, No. 25 California is in contention to be one of eight teams to advance out of the regional to the NCAA Championship, May 23-26.

The Golden Bears are tied for eighth place with Baylor after shooting a 309 in the opening round Wednesday at the par 72, 6040-yard Kampen Golf Course. Purdue, the tournament host, leads the 21-team field after carding a first round score of 295. Texas is three strokes back at 298, followed by Kent State at 299 and Tulsa at 300.

Cal's opening score was understandably somewhat higher than expected, as it was only the second time, including yesterday's practice round, that the team has ever played the course. The Bears entered the regional with a school record team average of 306 and fired a school record 288 in the opening round of the Pac-10 Championship.

Sophomore Vikki Laing led the Bears in the opening round by shooting an even-par 72, putting her in a three-way tie for fourth place. Laing's 72 today comes on the heels of her finishing fourth at the conference meet with three-straight rounds of 72. Junior Anne Walker was Cal's next best golfer, tying for 28th with a 77.

Tulsa's Stacy Prammanasudh leads the field after posting a two-under-par 70. Oklahoma State's Linda Wessberg and Purdue's Kari Damron are tied for second with a 71.

The second of three rounds of the tournament continues Friday at 7:30 a.m. CT. The Bears are looking to qualify for their first NCAA Championship in the program's six-year history.

Women's GolfNCAA Central RegionalKampen Golf Course - Par 72, 6040 yards1st of 3 rounds

Team Scores (21 teams): 1. Purdue 295, 2. Texas 298, 3. Kent State 299, 4. Tulsa 300, 5. New Mexico State 303, 6. Oklahoma State 304, 7. Louisiana State 305, 8t. Baylor 309, 8t. California 309, 10. Florida 312, 11. Oklahoma 314, 12t. Alabama 317, 12t. Central Florida 317, 14. Minnesota 318, 15t. Nebraska 319, 15t. Texas Tech 319, 15t. Idaho 319, 18. Princeton 321, 19. Texas A&M 324, 20. San Francisco 330, 21. Oral Roberts 333.

Top Scores: 1. Stacy Prammanasuh (Tulsa) 70, 2. Linda Wessberg (Oklahoma State) 71, 2. Kari Damron (Purdue), 4t. Vikki Laing (Cal) 72, 4t. Heather Zielinski (Purdue) 72, 4t. Suzie Fisher (Tulsa) 72.

Other Cal Scores: 28t. Anne Walker 77, 36t. Ria Quiazon 78, 81t. Sarah Huarte 82, 96t. Cheryl Lala 86.

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