No. 21 Cal In Fourth After Second Round of Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge

Feb. 14, 2006

PALOS VERDES, Calif. - Behind the first-place play of senior Sophia Sheridan, No. 21 California is in fourth place after the second round of the Northrop Grumman Challenge Tuesday at Palos Verdes Golf Club. The Golden Bears fired a plus-35 307 today for a two-day score of 603.

No. 8 USC is in first at 591, one shot ahead of No. 9 Arizona State (592). No. 33 Oklahoma State is in third at 598. No. 11 Wake Forest stands fifth (604) in the 14-team national-caliber tournament.

Sheridan enters Wednesday's final round with a one-shot lead (even-par 142). The product of Guadalajara, Mexico, birdied the third and 12th par-four holes en route to a one-over score of 72 today. She has seven birdies in the last two days and is coming off a victory at the Mexican Amateur in January. Arizona State's Jennifer Osborn, USC's Irene Cho and Paola Moreno are tied for second at 143.

Cal senior Sofie Andersson is tied for fifth at 145 following today's round of 73. Andersson posted 10 pars and one bogey over her final 11 holes in the second round.

Bears freshman Allison Goodman shot an 82 and is tied for 43rd (156). Junior Mika Takayama is tied for 58th (160) after shooting another round of 80. Freshman Shannon Yocum, who is competing as an individual, is tied for 47th at 157 (78-79).

The final round begins tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. with a shotgun start.

Northrop Grumman Regional ChallengePalos Verdes Golf ClubPar 71, 5,932 yardsSecond of Three RoundsTeam Scores (14): 1. USC 591 (296-295), 2. Arizona State 592 (293-299), 3. Oklahoma State 598 (304-294), 4. California 603 (296-307), 5. Wake Forest 604 (301-303), 6. UCLA 611 (301-310), 7. Arkansas 614 (309-305), 8t. Ohio State 616 (314-302), 8t. Florida 616 (305-311), 11t. Pepperdine 618 (311-307), 11t. Arizona 618 (312-306), 13. Washington 633 (312-321), 14. New Mexico 652 (323-329).Top 5 Individual Scores: 1. Sophia Sheridan, Cal, 142 (70-72), 2t. Irene Cho, USC, 143 (75-69), 2t. Paola Moreno, USC, 143 (72-71), 2t. Jennifer Osborn, ASU, 143 (70-73), 5t. Sofie Andersson, Cal, 145 (72-73), 5t. Nannette Hill, Wake Forest, 145 (72-73).Other Cal Scores: 43t. Allison Goodman 156 (74-82), 47t. Shannon Yocum (ind.) 157 (78-79), 58t. Mika Takayama 160 (80-80), 77. Enu Chung 179 (82-97).

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