No. 8 Cal Finishes Fifth at Pioneer Electronic Bruin Classic

March 26, 2003

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - No. 8 California placed fifth with a 54-hole score of 918 at the highly competitive Pioneer Electronic Bruin Classic on Wednesday at the Robinson Ranch Golf Course. The Golden Bears fired a final round of 307 to finish only one stroke behind third place Texas Tech and No. 13 New Mexico (917).

Top ranked Pepperdine won the tournament for the third straight year, carding a three-day total 898, including a tournament low round of 289 on Wednesday. No. 7 USC grabbed second with a score of 900.

Pepperdine's Katherine Hull and USC's Mikaela Parmlid were co-medallists by finishing at plus-three 219. Parmlid began the day in second, one stroke behind San Jose State's Ashley Gomes, but made up the deficit by shooting a 72, while Gomes followed a round of 69 with an 83 today. Hull rallied from a tie for fourth to a spot atop the leader board.

Senior Vikki Laing turned in Cal's highest finish, tying for ninth at 226. She carded a 74 in the final round to post her fifth Top 10 performance this season. Also in the Top 20 for the Bears was junior Sarah Huarte, who tied for 18th at 229, including a round of 75 today.

Rounding out Cal's places were freshmen Mika Takayama in a tie for 28th at 234 and senior Ria Quiazon and freshman Sophia Sheridan in a tie for 34th (235).

Next week, Cal travels to the PING/ASU Invitational April 4-6 for its final tune-up before the Pac-10 Championships, which takes place April 24-26 in Corvallis, OR.

Women's GolfRobinson Ranch Golf Course (par 72, 6270 yards)Final

Team Results:
1. Pepperdine 898, 2. USC 900, 3t. Texas Tech 917, 3t. New Mexico 917, 5. California 918 (296-315-307), 6. UCLA B Team 926, 7. UCLA 932, 8. New Mexico State 934, 9t. Stanford 944, 9t. Oregon State 944, 9t. Washington 944, 12. San Jose State 946, 13t. Washington State 949, 13t. BYU 949, 15. San Francisco 954, 16. UC Irvine 971, 17. Oregon 973, 18. Long Beach State 975, 19. Portland State 993, 20. CS Northridge 995.

Top Five Individual Results:
1t. Katherine Hull (Pepperdine) 219, 1t. Mikaela Parmlid (USC) 219, 3. Lindsay Morgan (Washington) 220), 4t. Sheila Mendez (Texas Tech) 221, 4t. Irene Cho (USC) 221.

Cal Scores:
9t. Vikki Laing 226 (74-78-74), 18t. Sarah Huarte 229 (72-82-75), 28t. Mika Takayama 234 (79-76-79), 34t. Sophia Sheridan 235 (75-80-80), 34t. Ria Quiazon 235 (75-81-79).

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