No. 9 Cal In Third After Hot Start at PING/ASU Invitational

April 4, 2003

TEMPE, Ariz. - Junior Sarah Huarte fired a two-under 70 in the opening round of the PING/Arizona State Invitational to lead No. 9 California to third place Friday at Karsten Golf Course. The Golden Bears fired a strong team score of even-par 288 and find themselves six strokes behind No. 16 UCLA (282) and three back of No. 4 Texas (285) with two rounds to play.

Cal's first-round team score is its best of the spring and lowest since carding a 285 at the Kent Youel Invitational in October.

Rounding out the Top 5 teams are No. 6 Arizona (294), No. 5 USC (296) and No. 11 New Mexico (296).

Huarte, who is tied for third, wasn't the only Bear performing well on the links today. Senior Vikki Laing carded a 72 to stand in a tie for 10th. Junior Claire Dury and freshman Sophia Sheridan are knotted in 15th after firing rounds of 73, and senior Ria Quiazon is tied for 28th with a 74. Competing as an individual, junior Anna Temple also posted a 73 to tie for 15th.

UCLA's Charlotte Mayorkas shot a minus-six 66 to hold a two stroke lead over Texas' Jessica Reese.

The second round tees off tomorrow beginning at 8 a.m. MT.

Women's GolfPING/ASU InvitationalKarsten Golf Course (par 72, 6143 yards)First of Three Rounds

Team Results:
1. UCLA 282, 2. Texas 285, 3. Cal 288, 4. Arizona 294, 5t. USC 295, 5t. New Mexico 296, 7. TCU 297, 8t. Arizona State 302, 8t. New Mexico State 302, 8t. Stanford 302, 8t. San Jose State 302, 12t. Oregon State 306, 12t. Washington 306, 14. Tulsa 311, 15. Oregon 313, 16. Northern Arizona 320.

Top Five Individual Results:
1. Charlotte Mayorkas (UCLA) 66, 2. Jessica Reese (Texas) 68, 3t. Sarah Huarte (Cal) 70, 3t. Louise Friberg (Washington) 70, 5t. Five tied at 71.

Other Cal Scores:
10t. Vikki Laing 72, 15t. Claire Dury 73, 15t. Sophia Sheridan 73, 15t. Anna Temple 73*, 28t. Ria Quiazon 74.

*competing as an individual

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