Cal Competes at Spartan Invitational
March 5, 2007
BERKELEY, Calif. - The California women's golf team continues its spring season at the Spartan Invitational Monday-Tuesday, March 5-6, in San Jose, Calif. The 36-hole tournament is staged at the par 72, 6,121-yard Almaden Country Club. Eighteen holes are played each day beginning with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Monday and a 9 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday.
The 14-team filed consists of host-San Jose State, California, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Idaho, Miami, Nevada, New Mexico State, Oregon State, Santa Clara, UC Irvine and Washington.
Cal's lineup features (in order):Allie Goodman, Sophomore (ranked No. 81 by Golfweek)Shannon Yocum, SophomoreDanielle Nash, SeniorRoseanne Niven, FreshmanChristina Frick, Freshman
Note: Cal senior Mika Takayama, the team's top returning scorer from the Bears' 2006 fifth-place NCAA Tournament team, continues to be sidelined this spring with a back injury.
San Jose State won the 2006 Spartan Invitational with a 611, while Fresno State's Laura Leuthke was the individual champion at 145. Cal didn't compete at last year's event, as the Bears hosted the first-ever Cal Guadalajara Invitational during the same week.
Last week, Cal finished 13th at the Wildcat Invitational with a 54-hole score of 934 on the par-71 Arizona National Golf Course in Tucson, Ariz. Sophomore Allison Goodman led Cal for the fourth time this season, tying for 11th at 219 following a final round of 76. No. 2 Arizona State won the tournament with a score of 868, and Duke's Amanda Blumenherst claimed top honors in the individual competition at 210.