Bears Co-Host Seventh Annual LUNA Bay Area Classic

Feb. 13, 2003

Berkeley - CAL TEES OFF SECOND SPRING TOURNAMENT AT HOME: Cal returns home after a wet week in Southern California to co-host the LUNA Bay Area Classic with USF. The Tournament takes place on Tuesday the 18th and Wednesday the 19th. The Hiddenbrooke Golf Course in Vallejo, CA is the host course for the third time. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the course plays to a par-72 and is 5,931 yards long for the 36 hole event. The Bears hope to improve on their weather shortened performance at the NG Challenge in Palos Verdes where they placed 8th.

Last year the Golden Bears shot a school record 284 on the final day to win the Classic for the first time. Their final tally of 582 is the tournament record and was a Bear record for a two day event. Cal teammates Ria Quiazon (75, 72), Sarah Huarte (78, 69) and Claire Dury (75, 72) each shared runner-up individual honors. Huarte's 69 on the second day was the lowest round of the tournament. Dury was competing in her first collegiate competition.

CAL BOASTS THREE PLAYERS IN TOP 10 STATISTICAL RANKINGS: Bears Ria Quiazon, Vikki Laing, and Anna Temple are ranked in Golfstat's top 10 in 3 categories. Laing is ranked No. 1 in Par 5 scoring with a 4.75 average and No. 9 in greens in regulation with a .727 average. Quiazon and Temple are ranked No. 3 and No. 10 in total short game with averages of .660 and .612 respectively.

The Team is also ranked high in many categores. Collectively they are No. 1 in par-5 scoring with a 4.92 stroke average. In addition the Bears rank No. 3 in par 3 scoring(3.10) and No. 6 in par 4 scoring(4.24) and No. 1 in total short game(.551)

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