Bears In Fourth After Day Two of Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational
Oct. 8, 2002
TACOMA, Wash. - The California women's golf team dropped from third to fourth at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational after firing a second-round score of 303 Tuesday at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club. The Golden Bears have a 36-hole score of 602 and are nine shots back of tournament leader USC (593) but only two strokes behind second-place Washington and Pepperdine (600).
Scores were higher overall than Monday's opening round, as the host Huskies shot the best team round on Tuesday with a 300. Rounding out the Top 5 at the 11-team tournament is UCLA with a 604.
The Trojans' Becky Lucidi, the defending U.S. Open champion, struggled during her second round, posting a score of 4-over 77, but remains the individual leader with a one-stroke margin over Pepperdine's Katherine Hull. Lucidi is at 4-under 142 thanks to an opening round of 65, which established a new course record. Hull, who opened play with a 71, shot 72 during Tuesday's round to stand at 3-under 143 on the par-73 course.
Freshman Mika Takayama continued to pace Cal with 1-under 72 in the second round. The Alameda product moved from seventh to fifth with a 1-under 145 through 36 holes. Also in the Top 10 for the Bears is senior Vikki Laing, who is tied for ninth at plus-2 148 after shooting back-to-back rounds of 74.
The final round of play starts at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Women's GolfSecond of Three RoundsTacoma Golf and Country Club - par 73, 6102 yards
Team Scores (11 teams):
1. USC 593, 2t. Washington 600, 2t. Pepperdine 600, 4. Cal 602 (299-303), 5. UCLA 604, 6. BYU 608, 7. Stanford 611, 8. Oregon State 614, 9. San Francisco 620, 10. Long Beach State 623, 11. Oregon 627.
Top Five Individual Scores:
1. Becky Lucidi (USC) 142, 2. Katherine Hull (Pepperdine) 143, 3t. Susannah Laing (USF) 144, 3t. Lindsey Wright (Pepperdine) 144, 5. Mika Takayama (Cal) 145 (73-72).
* competed as an individual