Cal Ties for Second at Spartan Invitational
March 6, 2007
SAN JOSE, Calif. - California finished in a tie for second place at the Spartan Invitational Tuesday at Almaden Country Club for the Golden Bears' best result of 2006-07. The Golden Bears concluded the 54-hole tournament at 892 (+28) along with Colorado.
'We're encouraged by the second-place finish,' said Cal head coach Nancy McDaniel. 'It was a good team effort, and we were able to beat some teams ahead of us in the national rankings. We've been working a lot on the process of getting our team better.'
The Bears posted three rounds below 300 for the first time this season, including scores of 297 (+9) over the final two rounds. Host San Jose State won the 14-team event at 877 (+13). Rounding out the top five were UC Irvine (895, +31) and Idaho (903, +39).
Sophomore Allison Goodman tied for third at four-over 220 to lead Cal for the fifth consecutive tournament. Today's finish bettered Goodman's previous collegiate-best showing of a tie for sixth at the 2006 NCAA East Regional. Goodman began the Spartan Invitational with a 72 and concluded it with rounds of 73 and 75.
Cal sophomore Shannon Yocum placed sixth, a career best, at 221 (+5) following today's round of 73. Yocum's score of five-over for 54 holes was also a personal best at Cal.
Also for the Bears, freshman Roseanne Niven tied for 19th (226) after shooting a 75 today, and freshman Christina Frick tied for 27th at 228 after firing a 74 over the final 18 holes. Senior Danielle Nash, who began the tournament with a 74, took 58th at 239.
UC Irvine's Selannee' Henderson claimed the individual title at six-under 210, two shots ahead of San Jose State's Jenelle Gomez.
Cal returns to action at the PING/ASU Invitational March 29-31.
Spartan InvitationalFinal of Three RoundsAlmaden Country ClubPar 72, 6121 yards
Team Results (14):1. San Jose State 877 (291-290-296), 2t. California 892 (298-297-297), 2t. Colorado 892 (291-301-300), 4. UC Irvine 895 (297-301-297), 5. Idaho 903 (298-306-299), 6. Hawaii 909 (302-300-307), 7. Washington 911 (311-298-302), 8. Colorado State 916 (310-307-299), 9. Nevada 920 (308-304-308), 10. Oregon State 925 (315-299-311), 11. Fresno State 930 (311-311-308), 12. New Mexico State 932 (305-314-313), 13. Santa Clara 951 (314-317-320), 14. Miami 956 (322-317-317).
Top Three Individuals: 1. Selanee' Henderson, UC Irvine 210 (69-71-70), 2. Jenelle Gomez, San Jose State 212 (70-68-74), 3t. Allison Goodman, California 220 (72-73-75), 3t. Julie Kim, Colorado 220 (72-76-72), 3t. Erica Moston, San Jose State 220 (78-71-71).
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