Women's Golf Co-Hosts Bay Area Classic, Feb. 26-27
Feb. 24, 2001
BEREKELEY - CAL CO-HOSTS BAY AREA CLASSIC
Cal and USF co-host the fifth-annual Bay Area Classic, Mon.-Tues., Feb. 26-27, at Hiddenbrook Country Club in Vallejo. This is Cal's final of two home events of the 2000-01 season. The par-72 Arnold Palmer Signature Course will play at 5,850 yards for the 36-hole event. First tee-times begin on Monday at 8:00 a.m., with a Tuesday shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m.
BAY AREA CLASSIC HISTORY
Northern Arizona won the first two Bay Area Classics in 1997 and 1998. Pepperdine claimed the following two titles in 1999 and 2000 but won't be on hand to defend its two titles. Pepperdine's Tamie Durdin took top individual honors in 2000 with a 36-hole score of 143.
The complete 12-team field consists of: Cal, Cal State Northridge, Gonzaga, Northern Arizona, Portland, Portland State, Sacramento State, San Diego State, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Washington and Weber State. Cal enters the tournament ranked #31 in the current Golf Week poll, while USF is currently at #53. Washington (#42) and San Diego State (#52). The field also includes a two-time past team champion, the NAU Lumberjacks, who won the first two events in 1997 and 1998.
Cal's lineup for the Bay Area Classic features in order: 1. Ria Quiazon, 2. Sarah Huarte, 3. Anne Walker, 4. Vikki Laing and 5. Cheryl Lala. Competing as individuals are Amber Reilly, Christine Romer and Heather Bruno.
Player YR 00-01 RNDS STROKES AVG LOW TOP FINISHRia Quiazon So. 13 1022 78.6 74 T3rdSarah Huarte Fr. 13 1002 77.1 73 10thAnne Walker Jr. 13 1011 77.8 70 T2ndVikki Laing So. 10 775 77.5 74 T1stCheryl Lala Sr. 7 558 79.7 75 6thAmber Reilly* So. 13 1047 80.5 73 T8thChristine Romer*So. 4 330 82.5 81 T8thHeather Bruno* Sr. 1 75 75.0 75 T1st
ARIZONA WILDCAT INVITATIONAL IN REVIEW
California struggled in its first tournament of the spring season, finishing 14th at the 54-hole Arizona Invitational. The Golden Bears shot a three-day total 938, while the host Arizona Wildcats took top honors against the 16-team nationally-ranked field with an 875. Sophomore Ria Quiazon led the Bears, tying for 31st with a 229.
2000 FALL SEASON IN REVIEW
Cal began the fall season on a high note, winning the 18-team Oregon State Invitational, its third major tournament championship in school history. The OSU win also saw the Bears match their team record for 36 holes of 597 and Anne Walker fire a Cal record 143 for 36 holes. Sophomore Vikki Laing recorded a team-low 76.4 stroke average during the fall.