No. 13 Cal Finishes Sixth at Cal Guadalajara Invitational

March 8, 2006

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - No. 13 California placed sixth Wednesday with a score of 894 at the Cal Guadalajara Invitational at the Guadalajara Country Club. No. 2 UCLA, which began the round three shots back in second, won the title by seven shots with an even-par score of 864.

No. 5 USC fell from first to second at 871, and No. 1 Duke claimed third at 874 after recording the low round of the day (284). No. 3 Arizona State and No. 8 Georgia tied for fourth at 882. No. 16 Arizona finished in seventh, six shots behind Cal, at the 11-team Golden Bear-hosted tournament.

USC's Irene Cho took top honors in the individual competition at 13-under 203, while UCLA's Jane Park and Tiffany Joh placed second (213) and third (214), respectively.

Senior Sophia Sheridan, a product of Guadalajara, led Cal by tying for 15th at 221 following at round of 75. Freshman Allison Goodman turned in another strong showing, tying for 17th at 222. Goodman, who tied for tournament-high honors with 39 pars, shot a 74 Wednesday. Freshman Shannon Yocum led all Cal golfers with a 72 today, moving her into a tie for 24th at 225. Yocum paced the Bears with 11 birdies over the three-day event.

Cal senior Sofie Andersson tied for 29th at 227 after capping the tournament with her low round (75). Junior Mika Takayama tied for 41st after a rough day but did sink the Bears' third eagle this week. Junior Danielle Nash and sophomore Jen Sanders, who were competing as individuals, showed improvement on the final day of competition.

The Bears return to action at the Bryan National Collegiate March 31-April 2 in Greensboro, N.C.

Cal Guadalajara InvitationalGuadalajara Country ClubPar 72, 6,529 yardsFinal of Three Rounds

Team Scores (11): 1. UCLA 864 (291-287-286), 2. USC 871 (292-283-296), 3. Duke 874 (293-297-284), 4t. Arizona State 882 (297-288-297), 4t. Georgia 882 (294-301-287), 6. California 894 (301-297-296), 7. Arizona 900 (298-307-295), 8. Ohio State 904 (302-310-292), 9. Washington 916 (305-303-308), 10. Stanford 928 (308-319-301), 11. Texas 947 (318-309-320).

Top 5 Individual Scores: 1. Irene Cho, USC, 203 (70-64-69), 2. Jane Park, UCLA, 213 (72-69-72), 3. Tiffany Joh, UCLA, 214 (72-74-68), 3t. Lauren Espinosa, Arizona, 214 (70-74-70), 5t. Amanda Blumenhurst, Duke, 215 (73-72-70), 5t. Amie Cochran, UCLA, 215 (74-71-70).

Cal Scores: 15t. Sophia Sheridan 221 (75-71-75), 17t. Allison Goodman 222 (73-75-74), 24t. Shannon Yocum 225 (78-75-72), 29t. Sofie Andersson 227 (76-76-75), 41t. Mika Takayama 234 (77-76-81), 55. Jen Sanders* 246 (83-82-82), 59. Danielle Nash* 257 (87-88-82), WD Enu Chung 86-86-WD

* playing as an individual

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