No. 23 Cal Travels to Las Vegas Showdown

Nov. 1, 2004

BERKELEY, Calif. - No. 23 California wraps up its fall season at the Las Vegas Founders' Collegiate Showdown, Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 1-3, at the Anthem Country Club in Las Vegas, Nev. The 54-hole tournament will be played on the par 72, 6194-yard course. The four low scores each day count towards the team score. Monday's and Tuesday's rounds begin at 8 a.m., and Wednesday's final round starts at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start.

The 16-team field (rankings by Golfstat) is comprised of No. 3 Washington, No. 8 Missouri, No. 14 Stanford, No. 23 California, UC Irvine, Colorado State, Eastern Washington, Kent State, New Mexico State, San Diego State, San Francisco, San Jose State, USC, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and host UNLV.

The Golden Bears' lineup features, in order:

1. Sophia Sheridan, Jr., 76.0 average2. Sofie Andersson, Jr., 75.8 average3. Jen Sanders, Fr., 80.2 average4. Danielle Nash, So., 82.2 average5. Meredith Godwin, Fr., first tournament

Meredith Godwin, from Swarthmore, Pa., is making her collegiate debut after battling back pains to start the season. Cal senior Claire Dury is unavailable for the Las Vegas tournament because she will be at the FUTURES Tour qualifying event.

Cal hasn't competed since Oct. 4-6 when the Bears finished 10th at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational with a disappointing 54-hole score of 941. Dury paced the team by tying for 15th at 230.

Oct. 20-23, Dury represented New Zealand, and Andersson competed for Sweden at the World Amateur Team Championships in Puerto Rico. The trio from Sweden won the title with a 72-hole score of 567. Andersson posted rounds of 77, 72, 71 and 79 (299, T31st) on the par-72 Rio Mar Country Club courses. The United States' team, which included former Cal golfer Sarah Huarte - the 2004 NCAA champion - tied for second with Canada at 570. Huarte tied for 23rd at 296 with rounds of 70, 79, 76 and 71. New Zealand tied for ninth at 589, with Dury contributing scores of 77, 75, 71 and 71 to tie for 19th at 294.

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