Women's Golf Travels to PING/ASU Invitational
April 4, 2001
BEARS TRAVEL TO ASU INVITE
Coming off a three-week break from competition, California competes at the PING/ASU Invitational Fri.-Sun., April 6-8. The tournament takes place at the par 72, 6,090-yard Karsten Golf Course on the campus of Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz. Eighteen holes are played on Friday and Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. PT. Sunday's final round starts at 7:30 a.m. This tournament is good preparation for the Pac-10 Championship, which ASU hosts April 20-22.
LAST YEAR'S ASU INVITE
Last year, Arizona captured the team championship with a 54-hole score of 872, while UA's Jenna Daniels claimed individual medalist honors with a 207. Cal finished 12th out of 15 teams with a 914. Vikki Laing was the Bears top individual finisher, tying for 21st with a 224. The PING/ASU Invitational has been held each year since 1965-66, while Arizona State has won the tournament in 22 of the 35 years it has been held.
The 15-team field includes 12 teams ranked in the top 50 in the April 4 Mastercard Collegiate Golf Rankings. The field includes four of the top 10 teams in the nation in No. 2 Arizona, No. 4 USC, No. 5 Stanford and No. 7 New Mexico State. The rest of the field is made up of No. 12 Tulsa, No. 20 TCU, No. 22 Arizona State, No. 25 UCLA, No. 29 New Mexico, No. 38 Washington, No. 39 San Jose State, No. 43 California, Oregon, Oregon State and Washington State.
Player YR 00-01 RNDS STROKES AVG LOW TOP FINISHSarah Huarte Fr. 18 1382 76.8 71 6thCheryl Lala Sr. 12 934 77.8 71 6thVikki Laing So. 15 1155 77.0 74 T1stRia Quiazon So. 18 1406 78.1 73 T3rdAnne Walker Jr. 18 1400 77.8 70 T2ndChristine Romer So. 6 485 80.8 77 T8th
FRESHMAN HUARTE HOLD DOWN #1 SPOT FOR 2ND TIME
For the second time this season, freshman Sarah Huarte has been awarded the No. 1 spot in Cal's lineup. In the fall, she held down the No. 1 spot at the Stanford Intercollegiate. Being awarded the No. 1 position this week comes on the heels of Huarte's team-best sixth-place finish (218) at the Pioneer Classic. Her previous 54-hole PR was a 228.
PIONEER CLASSIC IN REVIEW
Cal turned in one of the best performances in the program's six-year history with a fourth-place finish at the 18-team Pioneer Classic, March 12-13. Despite finishing 13 strokes behind tournament winner No. 9 Pepperdine (873), Cal matched its school record for 54 holes of 896 and set a new Cal mark for 36 holes (595). The previous Cal record for 36 holes of 597 was established at BYU in 1998 and at the 2000 Oregon State Invitational.