Goodman Rallies to Win PNGA Amateur, Yocum Runner-Up

July 14, 2006

BERKELEY, Calif. - California sophomore Allison Goodman claimed the 105th-annual Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) Women's Amateur Championship by a score of 5 and 4 over sophomore Golden Bear teammate Shannon Yocum Friday at the Walla Walla Country Club in Walla Walla, Wash.

With 90-degree, Goodman was 1 up after six holes before Yocum evened the 36-hole match-play final round and held a lead between 1 up and 3 up from holes 8-24. On match hole No. 25, Goodman tied the score with an eagle on the par 5, 461-yard seventh hole.

Goodman then won six of the next seven holes, securing medalist honors for herself after only 14 holes of the afternoon session. It marked the San Diego, Calif., product's first PNGA Women's Amateur title.

Yocum advanced to the semifinals with a 5 and 4 triumph over Jessi Gebhardt Thursday, while Goodman defeated Brooke Henderson, 6 and 5.

Cal seniors Mika Takayama and Danielle Nash, and junior Jen Sanders also competed at the July 10-14 PNGA Amateur. Takayama lost by default to Henderson in the round of 16. Sanders and Nash exited in the round of 32.

During Monday's 36 holes of qualifying, Yocum (145), Goodman (146) and Takayama (147) placed first, second and third, respectively.

In other news, incoming freshman Christina Frick tied for fourth with Malin Thorberg at the Skandia Tour Elit July 4-6 at the Skinnarbo Golf and Country Club in Jonkoping, Sweden. Frick, who was playing in her hometown, shot a two-under 211, firing 12 birdies during the three-day event. She posted rounds of two-under 69, one-under 71 and one-over 72.

Former Cal golfer Sofie Andersson, the only three-time All-American in school history, tied for 12th at 224, at the Skandia Tour Elit.

Nathalie Mansson won the tournament with a score of five-under 208.

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