No. 25 Cal Travels to Edean Ihlanfeldt Invite

Oct. 6, 2005

BERKELEY, Calif. - Up NextComing off a seventh place showing at the Dick McGuire Invitational Sept. 26-28, No. 25 California travels to the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 10-12 at the par-72, 6,190-yard Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash. The tournament includes a practice round on Sunday at noon. The first round of competition begins Monday at 9 a.m. from the first and 10th tees. Tuesday's second round starts at 10:15 a.m., while the final round gets underway Wednesday at 8 a.m. Live scoring of the event will be available at GolfStat.com

The Field
The 14-team field includes nine teams currently ranked in Golfweek's top 25 poll. The complete field features (Golfweek ranking): Arizona, Arizona State (9), Brigham Young (22), California (25), Long Beach State, Oregon (21), Oregon State (24), Pepperdine (2), San Francisco, Stanford, UNLV (10), USC (16), Washington (8) and Washington State.

Last Year's Edean Ihlanfeldt Invite
Last season, Oklahoma State shot a 54-hole score of 899 to win the tournament by 19 strokes. Washington and Oregon tied for second at 918. The Cowgirls' Karin Sjodin took medalist honors at three-under 213. Cal placed 10th with a score of 941. Claire Dury led the Bears in a tie for 15th at 230.

Cal's Edean Ihlandfelt Invitational Lineup
Sofie Andersson, Sr., 72.3 stroke average
Enu Chung, So., 73.3 stroke average
Sophia Sheridan, Sr., 76.7 stroke average
Mika Takayama, Jr., 1st competition of 2005-06
Shannon Yocum, Fr., 76.7 stroke average

Dick McGurie Invitational in Review
Cal opened the 2005-06 season by tying for seventh with Brigham Young with a 54-hole score of 21-over 897 Sept. 26-28 at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational at the UNM Championship Course. The Bears carded a four-over 296 today for their best round of the tournament on the final day. Pepperdine won the 18-team event with a three-under 873, Texas A&M was second at 875 and New Mexico was third at 882. Also ahead of Cal were Ohio State (886) and USC (887).

Andersson Leads Bears at McGuire Invite
Cal senior Sofie Andersson surged from a tie for 19th after the second round of the Dick McGuire Invitational to a tie for sixth on the strength of her four-under 69. Andersson, who started the final day on the eighth hole, was at six-under through 15 holes. She posted four birdies and an eagle on the par 5 18th hole. Bogeys on holes five and six put her at four-under in the final round and at two-under 217 for the tournament.

A Look at the Rankings
Cal Sofie Andersson is ranked No. 16 in the nation, according to Golfweek, which equals her highest ever ranking. Sophomore Enu Chung is listed at No. 45, which is also her all-time best collegiate ranking. Chung came to Cal as the No. 1-ranked amateur in New Zealand.

New Bears
Shannon Yocum and Allison Goodman joined the Cal women's golf team as freshmen in 2005-06. Yocum, a product of Palos Verdes, Calif., paced Palos Verdes Peninsula High School to the 2003 state title. Goodman, who hails from San Diego, helped Torrey Pines High School to the 2002 and 2005 state championships.

2005 Cal Summer Highlights
Cal golfers spent the summer working on their games at various competitions. Here are some of the highlights.

Sofie Andersson
- European Team Championship - fourth place
- Course record 66 in Swedish Team Championships
- European Tour event in Sweden
- European individual in Portugal finished in fifth place (75-72-73-70)

Sophia Sheridan
- Played in Women's Western
- Women's Transnational - qualified in 3rd place and lost in semifinals
- U.S. Women's Amateur- qualified in the top 10 before losing in the first round of matchplay
- North and South - lost in second round of matchplay

Mika Takayama and Jen Sanders
- Traveled with NCAA All-Star team to Asia

Cal 2004-05 Review
Cal placed fifth at the 2005 NCAA Championships, marking its second consecutive top-five finish at nationals. Then-senior Claire Dury tied for sixth at the NCAA Championships with a 72-hole score of three-over 297, earning her honorable mention All-America honors. Behind then-junior Sophia Sheridan's individual title, Cal placed third at the NCAA West Regional to garner its fifth consecutive NCAA Championships invitation. The Bears took fifth as host of the Pac-10 Championships, propelling them to their fourth consecutive upper-half conference showing.

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