Women's Golf Finishes 19th at NCAA Championship

May 25, 2001

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - No. 26 California finished 19th in its first appearance at the NCAA Championship, which wrapped up Friday at the El Campeon Golf Course. The Bears fired a 312 Friday to end the tournament with a 72-round score of 1234.

Georgia captured first place with a score of 24-over-par 1176. After starting the final round in second four strokes behind Duke, the Bulldogs carded a 290 Friday to claim the championship. Top-ranked Duke placed second, three strokes off the pace at 1179. Rounding out the top five were Texas (1191), Auburn (1193) and Oklahoma State and UCLA tied at 1195.

On the individual front, Duke's Candy Hannemann and Arizona's Lorena Ochoa started the day in a tie for sixth, but each earned a share of the title after firing a three-under-par 69 Friday to finish at three-under-par 285.

Sophomore Vikki Laing was Cal's top golfer in a tie for 44th (303) after shooting a final round of 77. The Bears next best golfer was senior Cheryl Lala, who tied for 68th with a 309. Sophomore Ria Quiazon posted a 74 for Cal's best round Friday, tying her for 72nd at 310.

Cal returns four of their five NCAA golfers next season with Lala being the only senior this year.

NCAA Women's Golf ChampionshipEl Campeon Course, Par 72, 6106 yardsHowey-In-The-Hills, FLFINAL

Team Scores (24 teams): 1. Georgia 1176, 2. Duke 1179, 3. Texas 1191, 4. Auburn 1193, 5t. UCLA 1195, 5t. Oklahoma State 1195, 7. USC 1196, 8. Arizona 1197, 9. Stanford 1201, 10. Tulsa 1208, 11. New Mexico State 1209, 12t. LSU 1210, 12t. Michigan State 1210, 14. Pepperdine 1211, 15. Kent State 1224, 16. Washington 1226, 17. San Jose State 1227, 18. Arizona State 1228, 19. California 302-308-312-312-1234, 20. Purdue 1236, 21. New Mexico 1237, 22. Ohio State 1247, 23. South Florida 1251, 24. South Carolina 1254.

Top Individual Scores: 1t. Candy Hannemann (Duke) 285, 1t. Lorena Ochoa (Arizona) 285, 3t. Katy Harri (LSU) 287, 3t. Candie Kung (USC) 287, 5. Young-A-Yang (Tennessee) 288.

Cal Scores: 414. Vikki Laing 74-74-78-77-303, 68t. Cheryl Lala 72-79-76-82-227, 72t. Ria Quiazon 80-78-78-74-310, 85t. Sarah Huarte 76-77-80-79-312, 123. Anne Walker 83-83-84-89-339.

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