Sheridan Plays in LPGA Event, Bears Travel to Spartan Invite

March 3, 2005

BERKELEY, Calif. - After opening the spring season with a seventh-place finish at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, California travels to the Spartan Invitational Tues.-Wed., March 8-9 at the Corral De Tierra Country Club in Salinas, Calif. The par-72 course plays at 5,826 yards. The first day of competition features 36 holes beginning with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The final round tees off Tuesday at 8 a.m. from holes 1 and 10.

The 15-team tournament features (rankings listed are Golfstat): No. 5 Washington, No. 6 UCLA, No. 28 UC Irvine, No. 34 UNLV, No. 36 BYU, No. 37 San Francisco, No. 38 Cal, No. 45 Colorado State, No. 55 San Jose State, No. 63 New Mexico State, No. 64 Colorado, No. 79 Fresno State, No. 100 Hawaii, No. 128 Santa Clara and Cal State Monterey.

Call's lineup for the San Jose State-hosted event is (in order): junior Sofie Andersson (75.1), senior Claire Dury (75.7), junior Sophia Sheridan (76.5), sophomore Mika Takayama (80.0) and freshman Jen Sanders (80.2).

Prior to the Spartan Invitational, Sheridan, a product of Guadalajara, Mexico, is competing in the LPGA MasterCard Classic March 4-6 in Mexico City. This marks the first LPGA event in Mexico since 1975.

UCLA won the 2004 Spartan Invitational title with a 54-hole score of 858, while Cal finished third at 882. The Bruins' Charlotte Mayorkas claimed the 2004 individual title at 211, and the Bears were led by 2004 NCAA champion Sarah Huarte's third-place showing (213).

Cal opened the spring season with a seventh-place finish at the 14-team Lady Puerto Rico Classic Feb. 21-23 at the Dorado Del Mar Country Club in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Golden Bears carded their lowest team score of the tournament (304) in the final round to finish with a 54-hole total of 927. This was the second time Cal has competed in another country during the program's 10-year history, as the Bears played in Japan in September 2003.

Andersson paced Cal in a tie for ninth at 225 following a final round of 75. That marked the third time this season Andersson led the Bears at a tournament. Dury placed 21st at 229 after leading the Bears during the final two rounds with scores of 74.

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