No. 23 Cal in 11th After 1st Round of Las Vegas Showdown

Nov. 1, 2004

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - No. 23 California is in 11th place with a score of 314 after the opening round of the Las Vegas Founders' Collegiate Showdown Monday at the Anthem Country Club. No. 3 Washington leads the 17-team field at 294, followed by host UNLV (296) and Texas Tech (299).

The Golden Bears are only seven shots behind seventh-place UC Irvine (307) and two back from 10th-place BYU (312).

Junior Sofie Andersson paced Cal with a first-round score of 76 on the par-72, 6194-yard course. The 2004 honorable mention All-America is tied for 22nd place. Texas Tech's Megan Hull and USF's Jessica Potter lead the field at one-under 71.

Cal junior Sophia Sheridan, also an honorable mention All-American, is tied for 32nd with a score of 78. Cal freshmen Jen Sanders and Megan Godwin are tied for 43rd (79) and tied for 59th (81), respectively. Godwin is competing in her first competition for Cal. Sophomore Danielle Nash is deadlocked in 67th (82) and joined Andersson with team-high birdie honors (two).

The second of three rounds of the tournament tees off Tuesday at 8 a.m.

Las Vegas Founders' Collegiate ShowdownAnthem Country ClubPar 72, 6194 yardsFirst of three rounds

Team Scores (17): 1. Washington 294, 2. UNLV 296, 3. Texas Tech 297, 4. Stanford 301, 5. USC 303, 6. Colorado State 305, 7. UC Irvine 307, 8. Missouri 308, 9. San Francisco 311, 10. BYU 312, 11. California 314, 12. Kent State 315, 13. San Jose State 317, 14. New Mexico State 318, 15. Texas A&M 322, 16. San Diego State 325, 17. Eastern Washington 341.

Top Five Individual Scores (90): 1t. Megan Hull (Texas Tech) 71, 1t. Jessica Potter (USF) 71, 3. Amy Wang (Washington) 72, 4t. Allison Chell (UNLV) 73, 4t. Trisha Quick (Colorado State) 73, 4t. Valerie Tan (Texas Tech) 73.

Cal Scores: 22t. Sofie Andersson 76, 32t. Sophia Sheridan 78, 43t. Jen Sanders 79, 59t. Megan Godwin 81, 67t. Danielle Nash 82.

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