No. 25 Cal Tied for Fourth After 2nd Round of NCAA West Regional

May 6, 2005

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - With junior Sophia Sheridan leading the way in the individual race, No. 25 California is tied for fourth place Friday after the second round of the NCAA West Regional at the New Mexico State University Golf Course. The Golden Bears are at 27-over 603 after firing a team score of 307 today.

No. 16 USC vaulted into a six-stroke lead following a second-round score of 14-over 302 The Women of Troy are at 595, while No. 9 Tennessee - the first day leader - is second at 601 and No. 5 Georgia is third at 602.

The top eight teams from each of the three 21-team regionals advance to the NCAA Championships May 17-20 in Sunriver, Ore. The other four teams currently in line to advance are UCLA (the No. 1 seed and defending national champion) and BYU, which are tied with Cal for fourth, and Oklahoma State and Oregon, which are tied for seventh at 605. The Bruins were the only team to shoot under 300 (299) on the second day of play.

Sheridan owns a two-shot advantage over the field heading into tomorrow's final round. The honorable mention All-Pac-10 pick carded a one-over 73, including birdies on her final two holes (8 and 9), and is at two-under 142. Sheridan, who won the 2004 Women's Western Amateur, looks to win her first collegiate title and become the first Cal women's golfer to win an NCAA regional title.

USC's Dewi Schreefel is in second at 144 on the strength of a second-round score of one-under 71. Schreefel sank two birdies and had no bogeys over the final 13 holes. Long Beach State's Kay Hoey, who is competing as an individual, is third at 145.

The Bears' Sofie Andersson is tied for ninth at 148 after shooting a 76 today. Also for Cal, freshman Enu Chung is tied for 49th at 154 and senior Claire Dury and sophomore Mika Takayama are tied for 81st at 159.

NCAA West RegionalNMSU Golf Course, Par 72, 6319 yardsSecond of Three Rounds

Team Scores (21): 1. USC 595 (293-302), 2. Tennessee 601 (291-310), 3. Georgia 602 (296-306), 4t. UCLA 603 (304-299), 4t. California 603 (296-307), 4t. BYU 603 (298-305), 7t. Oregon 605 (301-304), 7t. Oklahoma State 605 (304-301), 9t. Washington State 607 (302-305), 9t. Stanford 607 (306-301), 11. UC Irvine 608 (308-300), 12t. UNLV 613 (301-312), 12t. Colorado State 613 (308-305), 14. Arizona 617 (303-314), 14t. Northwestern 617 (311-306), 16. Georgia State 619 (317-302), 17. Illinois State 621 (312-309), 18. San Francisco 624 (318-306), 19. Oral Roberts 629 (318-311), 20. Denver 631 (317-314), 21. Portland State 646 (320-326).

Top Five Individual Scores (108): 1. Sophia Sheridan (Cal) 142 (69-73), 2. Dewi Schreefel (USC) 144 (73-71), 3. Kay Hoey (Long Beach State) 145 (74-71), 4t. Violetta Retamoza (Tennessee) 145 (72-74), 4t. Johnna Nealy (Oregon) 146 (73-73).

Other Cal Scores: 9t. Sofie Andersson 148 (72-76), 49t. Enu Chung 154 (76-78), 81t. Claire Dury 159 (79-80), 81t. Mika Takayama 159 (79-80).

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