No. 17 Cal Maintains One Stroke Lead at Spartan Invite
March 5, 2002
SALINAS, Calif. - No. 17 California maintained a one shot lead over New Mexico State by shooting a 300 Tuesday for a two-day total of 589 to lead the 21st-annual Spartan Invitational at Corral de Tierra Country Club. In all, the top-six teams in the 16-team tournament are within six shots of each other.
The Bears, winners of last week's Bay Area Classic, look to win back-to-back titles for the first time in school history with a strong final round tomorrow.
New Mexico State is second with a 590, and No. 22 Pepperdine and No. 19 Washington are tied for third at 591. The Huskies climbed from 11th to a tie for third after carding a tournament low round of 285 today. No. 6 Oklahoma State is fifth at 594.
Cal junior Ria Quizon led the field by three strokes yesterday after firing a four-under 68 but dropped to a tie for 41st after shooting an 87 in the second round. Sophomore Sarah Huarte leads the Bears in a tie for fourth with two rounds of 72 and is only four strokes off the pace.
Competing as an individual, Cal sophomore Anna Temple is having an impressive showing, standing in a tie for seventh with a 145 (71-74). Bear senior Anne Walker continues to be steady, holding down a tie for 13th at 147 (73-74).
South Carolina's Kristy McPherson was one of three golfers to shoot a 69 on Tuesday. She leads the individual standings with a 4-under 140, three shots better than Mikaela Parmlid of USC and Lindsay Wright of Pepperdine who each are at 143 for their two-day total.
Tee times begin tomorrow at 8 a.m.
Women's GolfSpartan InvitationalSecond of Three RoundsCorral de Tierra Country Club - par 72, 5938 yards
Team Scores (16 teams): 1. California 589 (289-300), 2. New Mexico State 590 (299-291), 3t. Pepperdine 591 (294-297), 3t. Washington 591 (306-285), 5. Oklahoma State 594 (297-297), 6. USC 595 (301-294), 7. San Jose State 601 (301-300), 8. Texas 602 (300-302), 9. Arizona State 607 (302-305), 10. South Carolina 611 (302, 309), 11. Oregon 618 (308-310), 12. Penn State 622 (302-320), 13. Oregon State 624 (312-312), 14. UNLV 630 (321-309), 15. Hawaii 665 (337-328), 16. CS Monterey Bay 712 (362-350).
Top 5 Individual Scores: 1. Kristy McPherson (South Carolina) 140 (71-69), 2t. Mikaela Parmlid (USC) 143 (74-69), 2t. Lindsey Wright 143 (72-71), 4t. Sarah Huarte (Cal) 144 (72-72), 4t. Louise Friberg (Washington) 144 (75-69), 4t. Becky Lucidi (USC) 144 (71-73).
* competing as an individual
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