Cal Struggles at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge

Feb. 14, 2007

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. - California showed improvement each round but finished in 14th place Wednesday at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club. The Golden Bears carded a 312 in the final round to finish at 944 for the three-day tournament.

Pepperdine led wire-to-wire, finishing at 30-over 882, including a tournament-low round of 288. Arizona State was the runner-up at 891. Florida (901), Oklahoma State (904) and Arizona (907) rounded out the top five at the 15-team tournament. Tournament-host Ohio State placed 13th at 940.

Sophomore Allison Goodman led Cal for the third tournament this season, tying for 26th at 228. Sophomore Shannon Yocum tied for 47th at 237 but paced the Bears in the final round at four-over 75. After firing a three-over on the back nine, Yocum shot a one-over on the front nine. Goodman and Yocum each posted three birdies on the final day of competition.

Cal freshman Roseanne Niven tied for 51st place at 238 in her first competition with the Bears, and junior Enu Chung, who improved after each round, tied for 64th at 243 on the strength of a 77 today. Cal freshman Sofia Janer tied for 69th (247) in her first collegiate competition.

Pepperdine's Misun Cho won the individual title at five-over 218, and five athletes tied for second at 219.

Cal returns to action Feb. 26-27 at the Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz.

Northrop Grumman Regional ChallengePalos Verdes Golf Club, Par 71, 5912 yardsFINAL of Three Rounds

Team Scores (15): 1. Pepperdine 882 (297-297-288), 2. Arizona State 891 (300-298-293), 3. Florida 901 (299-304-298), 4. Oklahoma State 904 (307-308-289), 5. Arizona 907 (301-307-299), 6t. USC 908 (304-302-302), 6t. Texas A&M 908 (300-308-300), 8. Stanford 915 (305-307-303), 9. Wake Forest 916 (307-306-303), 10. UCLA 921 (315-307-299), 11. Michigan State 933 (314-313-306), 12. Kent State 938 (320-315-303), 13. Ohio State 940 (316-316-308), 14. California 944 (318-314-312), 15. Florida State 949 (322-327-300).

Top Five Individual Scores: 1. Misun Cho (Pepperdine) 218 (76-73-69), 2t. Jayvie Agojo (Pepperdine) 219 (69-73-77), 2t. Sanddra Gal (Florida) 219 (76-74-69), 2t. Pernilla Lindberg (Oklahoma State) 219 (78-73-68), 2t. Azahara Munoz (Arizona State) 219 (72-76-71), 2t. Christa Spedding (Texas A&M) 219 (71-75-73).

Cal Scores: 26t. Allison Goodman 228 (74-74-80), 47t. Shannon Yocum 237 (80-82-75), 51t. Roseanne Niven 238 (79-79-80), 64t. Enu Chung 243 (87-79-77), 69t. Sofia Janer 247 (85-82-80).

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