Cal Struggles at Fall Preview

Sept. 24, 2006

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The California women's golf team placed 17th Sunday at the Golf Daytona Beach Fall Preview at the LPGA International Legends Course. The Golden Bears shot a team score of 307 to finish the three-day event at 929.

Georgia claimed the team title at 869 and led after each round. Top-ranked Duke finished second at 878, followed by UCLA (885), Auburn (888) and Vanderbilt (890) at the 18-team tournament.

Senior Danielle Nash led Cal for the first time in her career, tying for 40th at 227. Nash opened the tournament with a career-best round of one-under 71. Sophomore Allison Goodman placed 62nd at 233 as the Bears' next-best golfer. Senior Mika Takayama took 81st (240), and sophomore Shannon Yocum placed 85th (247). Yocum capped the tournament with a solid score of two-over 74 to lead Cal on the final day of competition.

Tennessee's Nicole Smith won the individual title at five-under 211 after shooting a three-under 69 today. Georgia's Mallory Hetzel and Virginia's Leah Wigger were the runner-ups at 215.

Cal returns to action at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational Oct. 9-11 in Sammamish, Wash.

LPGA International Legends CoursePar 72, 6315 yards

Team Results (18): 1. Georgia 869 (289-295-285), 2. Duke 878 (306-288-284), 3. UCLA 885 (304-299-283), 4. Auburn 888 (298-290-300), 5. Vanderbilt 890 (302-297-291), 6. Arizona State 891 (300-298-293), 7. Wake Forest 893 (307-291-295), 8t. Florida 895 (305-300-290), 8t. Tennessee 601 (299-302), 10. Virginia 896 (303-295-298), 11t. USC 902 (304-301-297), 11t. Oklahoma State 902 (305-303-294), 13. Arkansas 905 (307-297-301), 14. Purdue 908 (311-304-293), 15. Texas A&M 921 (314-298-309), 16. UNLV 923 (315-304-304), 17. California 929 (320-302-307), 18. Central Florida 964 (331-326-307).

Top Three Individuals: 1. Nicole Smith, Tennessee, 211 (67-75-69), 2t. Mallory Hetzel, Georgia, 215 (73-72-70), 2t. Leah Wigger, Virginia, 215 (71-73-71).

Cal Scores: 40t. Danielle Nash 227 (71-76-80), 62. Allison Goodman 233 (80-77-76), 81. Mika Takayama 239 (87-75-77), 82t. Christina Frick 240 (83-74-83), 85. Shannon Yocum 247 (86-87-74).

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