No. 2 Cal Ties for 14th at NCAA Championships

May 23, 2003

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - No. 2 California posted its all-time best finish at the NCAA Championships by finishing tied for 14th with Vanderbilt Friday at the Kampen Golf Course. The Golden Bears, which previously placed a program NCAA best of 15th in 2002, carded a plus-18 306 for a 72-hole score of 1242.

No. 3 USC led wire-to-wire and claimed the national championship with a plus-45 1197 following a round of 296 today. No. 4 Pepperdine earned runner-up distinction at 1212 after a final round of 304. Rounding out the Top five is No. 5 Texas at 1213, No. 11 Ohio State at 1214 and No. 10 UCLA and No. 8 Oklahoma State at 1216.

Senior Ria Quiazon paced the Bears today with an even-par 72 and concluded the NCAAs as the team's highest finisher in a tie for 28th at 305. Senior Vikki Laing recorded the next best showing for Cal, tying for 36th place at 306.

USC's Mikaela Parmlid claimed the individual crown but needed to win a playoff hole to do so. Parmlid and Florida's Andrea Vander Lende started the day tied and finished in the same spot by shooting rounds of 77 today. Arizona's Erica Blasberg, the No. 1 player in the nation entering the 24-team tournament, climbed 19 spots from 22nd to a share of third with a minus-three 69 in the final round. Also in third was USC's Irene Cho.

Cal wraps up the most successful season in the program's eight-year history with a nation's best seven tournament titles to its credit. The Bears return three of five members of their NCAA Tournament quintent next year - Sarah Huarte, Claire Dury and Sophia Sheridan.

Women's GolfNCAA ChampionshipsKampen Golf Course (par 72, 6225 yards)FINAL

Team Scores (24 teams): 1. USC 1197 (305-303-293-296), 2. Pepperdine 1212 (315-298-295-304), 3. Texas 1213 (317-310-290-296), 4. Ohio State 1214 (309-307-305-293), 5t. Oklahoma State 1216 (309-302-301-304), 5t. UCLA 1216 (314-314-296), 7. Arizona 1217 (318-314-295-290), 8. Florida 1221 (313-307-298-303), 9. Auburn 1224 (317-303-300-304), 10. Duke 1225 (318-314-294-299), 11. Georgia 1226 (320-314-300-292), 12. Purdue 1234 (316-309-304-305), 13. North Carolina 1241 (321-317-304-299), 14t. California 1242 (321-311-304-306), 14t. Vanderbilt 1242 (321-312-305-304), 16. Stanford 1245 (316-321-307-301), 17. South Carolina 1248 (318-318-309-303), 18. Arizona State 1250 (320-311-309-310), 19t. Kent State 1256 (324-308-307-317), 19t. Florida State 1256 (329-318-306-303), 21. Tulsa 1257 (329-305-315-308), 22. Nebraska 1281 (320-333-314-314), 23. Washington State 1288 (343-321-310-314), 24. Wisconsin 1291 (340-316-323-312).

Top 5 Individuals: 1. Mikaela Parmlid* (USC) 297 (77-73-70-77), 2. Andrea Vander Lende (Florida) 297 (77-74-69-77), 3t. Erica Blasberg (Arizona State) 298 (78-81-70-69), 3t. Irene Cho (USC) 298 (74-79-73-72), 5. Kim Welch (Washington State) 299 (76-72-77-74).

Cal Scores: 28t. Ria Quiazon 305 (80-78-75-72), 36t. Vikki Laing 306 (80-76-72-78), 66t. Sophia Sheridan 312 (79-77-79-77), 88t. Claire Dury 321 (82-80-80-79), 97t. Sarah Huarte 322 (82-83-78-79).

* won playoff hole

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