Cal Travels to Florida for Fall Preview
Sept. 21, 2006
BERKELEY, Calif. - The California women's golf team will test its skills against the top teams in the nation at the Golf Daytona Beach Fall Preview Friday-Sunday, Sept. 22-24, in Daytona Beach, Fla. The 54-hole event will be played at LPGA International's Legends Course, the home of the 2007 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship scheduled for May 22-25, 2007.
Following an 18-hole practice round today, tee times start at 8 a.m. ET Friday and Saturday. A shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET is scheduled for Sunday. Live stats will be available at www.golfstat.com throughout the tournament.
The 18-team field includes (current Golfweek ranking mentioned): No. 1 Duke (2005 NCAA champion), No. 2 Georgia, No. 4 UCLA, No. 6 Arizona State, No. 8 Purdue, No. 9 USC (2005 NCAA runner-up), No. 14 Wake Forest, No. 15 Virginia, No. 16 Oklahoma State, No. 17 UNLV, No. 22 Vanderbilt, No. 26 Tennessee, No. 31 Arkansas, No. 32 Florida, No. 37 Texas A&M, California, Auburn and Central Florida. Seventeen of the 18 teams were ranked among the top 20 in the final 2006 Golfstat women's rankings, with Cal holding the No. 9 spot. The Bears finished fifth at the 2006 NCAA Championships, joining them with Duke as the only programs which have posted top-five national showings over the last three years.
Cal's lineup features (in order):Allison Goodman, So., 74.7 stroke average in 2006-07Mika Takayama, Sr., 75.7 stroke average in 2006-07Christina Frick, Fr., 73.0 stroke average in 2006-07Shannon Yocum, So., 75.3 stroke average in 2006-07Danielle Nash, Sr., 80.0 stroke average in 2006-07
Cal opened the 2006 season in a tie for sixth place at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic Sept. 11-12 at the Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins, Colo. The Golden Bears and Eastern Washington each posted 54-hole scores of 896. Cal improved after each round, capping its performance with a seven-over 295. Colorado won the 17-team tournament with an 872, one shot ahead of Baylor and seven shots ahead of San Jose State (879).
Freshman Christina Frick led all Cal golfers at the Ram Fall Classic in her first collegiate tournament, tying for 13th at 219. Frick, who hails from Jonkoping, Sweden, recorded an even-par 72 in the final round on the strength of a score of one-under on the front nine. Sophomore Allison Goodman was the Bears' next best performer in a tie for 25th (224) after carding a 74 over the final 18 holes.
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