Bears In Seventh After Two Rounds of ASU Invitational

April 7, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. - The competition is clearly fierce at the PING/ASU Invitational, as the California women's golf team fired a respectable 305 in the second round but dropped from second to seventh with one round to play. The Golden Bears have a two-day total 606 and find themselves nine strokes behind first place Arizona (597). The Wildcats shot a tournament-low round of 293 Saturday, to jump from seventh to first against the 15-team field at Karsten Golf Course.

Tournament host Arizona State is in second place with a 600.

Cal freshman Sarah Huarte continues to hang with some of the best golfers in the country. Huarte is in a tie for sixth with a 147 after shooting a 73 in the second round. Sophomore Vikki Laing is tie for 10th with a 148.

Arizona's Lorena Ochoa leads the individual race with a one-under-par 143.

The final round of play takes place Sunday beginning at 7:30 a.m. PT.

Team Scores (15 teams): 1. Arizona 597, 2. Arizona State 600, 3t. Tulsa 602, 3t. TCU 602, 5. USC 602, 6. New Mexico 604, 7. California 606, 8t. Stanford 607, 8t. New Mexico State 607, 10. Oregon State 609, 11. UCLA 612, 12. Oregon 616, 13. San Jose State 617, 14. Washington 619, 15. Washington State 641.

Top Individuals: 1. Lorena Ochoa (Arizona) 143, 2. Kelli Kamimura (Washington) 144, 3. Ashlei Pendleton 145, 4t. Molly Cooper (ASU) 146. 4t. Blair O'Neal (ASU) 146.

Cal Scores: 6t. Sarah Huarte 74-73-147, 10t. Vikki Laing 73-75-148, 23t. Ria Quiazon 76-75-151, 61t. Anne Walker 79-82-161, 78t. Cheryl Lala 78-86-154, 84. Christine Romer (ind.) 86-86-172.

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